Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
As the US population ages and trends toward health awareness rise, the industry will continue its modest and steady growth. Older people tend to be afflicted with vision issues, so this increasingly large segment of the population will benefit industry demand. Additionally, new product developments will expand the already large wholesale market, especially in regard to the sale of innovative contact lenses... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Eyeglass lenses make up the largest segment, accounting for 35.1% of revenue in 2013. This segment includes a variety of prescription lenses and nonprescription lenses, such as progressive lenses, bifocal lenses, trifocal lenses, single vision lenses, reading lenses, computer lenses, sunglass lenses, fashion-tinted lenses, polarized lenses and sun-sensitive lenses. In the past, eyeglass lenses were always made using glass; however, with the advent of high-quality plastics, plastic lenses have replaced glass lenses.
The sales trends data for optical lenses conflicts with technological developments and products that are currently available, compared to what was available a few years ago... purchase to read more