Forgot Password?

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

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

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

The Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Add to Cart
Add to Cart
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

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2021, industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the economy, is forecast to increase at an average annual rate of 3.1%. In comparison, GDP is projected to grow 2.2% per year on average during the same period. IVA fluctuated during this period, mirroring fluctuations in the average profit margin. While the industry underperformed the economy over the past five years, consistent M&A activity and investment in new technology and R&D mean the industry's importance to the overall economy will grow.

Uncharacteristic of mature industries, technology continues to drive the introduction of new products to the market... purchase to read more


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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

View Sample
Select Clients