Market Analysis

The latest insights and analysis about the international eyewear market including market sizes, growth, drivers and trends on a country, regional and global level.

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  • The Vision Council

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    Smart eyewear about halfway to consumer awareness, according to report


    More than a third of Americans plan to buy smart eyewear within the next year, according to the 2023 edition of The Vision Council’s report Focused inSights Smart Eyewear. Keenest to buy are men aged 18 to 44, city-dwellers and early adopters of the tech.

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    French optical market flattish in 2022, official report says

    2023-09-23T09:03:00+01:00By Pierre-Marie Bernard

    The French optical market inched up by 0.2 percent year-on-year to €7,272 million according to the new report by the national research and statistics office, the Direction de la recherche, des études, de l’évaluation et des statistiques (DREES). The small hike in market value follows two years of strong COVID-related ...

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    Global lens and frames market resilient to COVID and economic crisis, report finds

    2023-09-18T08:15:00+01:00By Pierre-Marie Bernard

    Underpinned by solid positive and long-term trends – aging populations and more digital lifestyles in the first place –, the global optical market emerged relatively unscathed from the COVID-19 crisis. That was one of the conclusions from the World Lens and Frames Demand report released last year by independent research ...

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    Sports optic market to grow 3% annually by 2028


    The global market for sports optic – including binoculars, rangefinders, riflescopes and field scopes – is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 2.8 percent to $2.43 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Fortune Business Insights, an Indian research company. The company says that the market growth ...

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    Mixed signals from the German optical market for the half year


    The German optical market grew by 3.7 percent in volume at retail in the fist six months of 2023 versus the previous year, according to data provided by the ZVA, the country’s national association of opticians and optometrists. Adding the effect of price increases, optical retail sales increased by 7.6 ...

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    Italian exports maintained double-digit growth pace in Q1


    The Italian eyewear industry association ANFAO released preliminary exports’ data for the first quarter of 2023 at its general assembly held at the end of last week in Verona. Italian exports in Q1 were up 16.7 percent year-on-year to €1,388 million, decelerating slightly from the 22.5 percent growth reported ...

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What were the volumes and values of ophthalmic lenses and ophthalmic frames sold worldwide in 2021?