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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Glasses and Contact Lens Manufacturing industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2019, industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the economy, is forecast to increase at an average annual rate of 2.1%. In comparison, US GDP is projected to grow 2.5% 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 are anticipated to cause the industry's importance to the overall economy to grow.
Uncharacteristic of mature industries, technology continues to drive the introduction of new products to the market... purchase to read more