Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33911b | Oct 2014

Clear focus: An aging population and increase in health care will spur industry demand

IBISWorld’s Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In general, the Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing industry benefits from the nondiscretionary nature of glasses or contacts among the visually impaired. The aging population also supports the industry, because the need for corrective lenses increases with age. Despite these advantages, industry revenue moderately declined over the past five years, driven by suppressed discretionary income. In the coming years, , the industry is well positioned to capitalize on greater demand for lens products, as the US population ages and the number of people with vision-related health complications increases... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry is concentrated in the West (19.3% of establishments), Great Lakes (18.4%), Mid-Atlantic (18.0%) and Southeast (17.6%). Glasses and contact lens manufacturers are typically located close to their downstream wholesalers, who in turn operate near densely populated areas where demand for ophthalmic goods is high. The West, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and the Great Lakes account for the majority of the US population and are densely populated. By maintaining close proximity to downstream customers, industry establishments can minimize transportation costs and sell inventory faster, lifting margins. California has the highest concentration of industry establishments in 2014 with an estimated 13.1%, in line with the state's 12.1% share of population... purchase to read more


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What is the Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures ophthalmic goods, including eyeglass frames and lenses and contact lenses. The industry also produces sunglasses and protective eyewear, such as goggles.

Industry Products
Contact lensesPolycarbonate focal lensesHigh-index plastic lensesTrivex lenses Photochromic lenses Glass
Industry Activities
Contact lensEyeglass frame (i.e. fronts and temples)Glass and plastic eyeGoggle (e.g. industrial, safety, sun and underwater)LensLens coatingLens grindingLens mountCorrective vision-type magnifierSunglasses

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