Contact Lens Spectrum estimates that the global contact lens market will grow by 5 percent this year. The U.S. market should rise by 6 percent in 2011. Currently, the contact lens market worldwide is valued at about $6.1 billion; Global Industry Analysis says this should hit $11.7 billion by 2015. The companies with the biggest market share were listed as Johnson & Johnson, 44 percent; CIBA Vision, 22 percent; CooperVision, 16 percent; and Bausch + Lomb, 14 percent. A survey of practitioners in the U.S. found that CIBA Vision led the way in their perception of who was most innovative, followed by J&J, CooperVision and Bausch + Lomb. CIBA Vision was also the leader for anticipated use of company products, and seemed to have the most momentum of the big four. Silicone hydrogel lenses accounted for 66 percent of the fits and refits of 2010, at the expense of traditional hydrogel materials, which were 25 per cent. In the same issue, a report on the prescribing of contact lenses worldwide, covering 24,642 fits in 27 markets, revealed that 67 percent of fits were to women and the mean age for patients was 31 years, the highest being 34.9 years in the U.K., Norway and Sweden.