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

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Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33911b | May 2016

Clear eyes: An aging population and increase in disposable income will boost demand

IBISWorld’s Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 11-16
4.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
20,277
Businesses
420
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Glasses and Contact Lens Manufacturing industry produces a range of eyeglasses, contacts and sunglasses for consumers in the United States and abroad. Prescription lenses are essential to the visually impaired, insulating this product segment from economic downturns. However, consumers waited for a longer period of time to upgrade their glass frames following the recession, decreasing spending on vision products. 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

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Barriers to entry into the Glasses and Contact Lens Manufacturing industry are high. Most ophthalmic lens goods are manufactured under patent. This acts as a barrier to entry in certain markets where patented products exist. Companies entering the industry need to either acquire a company that holds a patent or invest in costly research and development to manufacture a product that can compete without infringing upon existing manufacturers' intellectual property.

The high capital costs required to manufacture ophthalmic goods and lengthy regulation and approval processes by the FDA can deter some prospects from entering the industry. Operators must also hire skilled staff to successfully compete... 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 lensesOther lensesGlass
 
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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