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Online Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Sales in the US: Market Research Report

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Online Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Sales Market Research Report | Online Retail | Online Pharmaceutical, Health & Beauty | Mar 2015

Clear vision: Online eyewear sales will grow at a slower pace due to industry concentration

IBISWorld’s Online Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Sales 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
1-800 Contacts 1-800 Contacts market share
Walgreen Co. Walgreen Co. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$344m
Annual Growth 10-15
16.6%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
697
Businesses
324
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Eyeglasses and Contact Lens Sales industry has benefited from more consumers purchasing eyewear products from online retailers, rather than brick-and-mortar stores. Furthermore, the burgeoning elderly population has provided a boon to the industry. However, in the next five years, the industry will endure rising external competition, slowing industry growth. Nevertheless, many online retailers will expand their software that enables consumers to virtually try on products or try on frames at home, boosting demand for industry services.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of establishments in the Online Eyeglasses and Contact Lens Sales industry is not proportional to the population distribution. While largely populated regions are the most important to the industry, the number of establishments per capita varies considerably across the country. This is dissimilar to the rest of the eyewear retail industry, where it is necessary for physical stores to be located near customers. Online retailers only require a warehouse space in which to store goods, which are then delivered to customers via mail.

Major hubs for industry operators include the West, Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic regions. These are the most-populated regions in the United States, but the Southeast has fewer industry establishments per person than the West... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Online Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Sales Industry?

This industry sells optical and eyewear goods over the internet. Merchandise is generally purchased from domestic (in some cases international) manufacturers and wholesalers, and it is then sold to the public.

Industry Products
EyeglassesSunglassesPrescription sunglassesContacts
 
Industry Activities
Retailing prescription and nonprescription eyeglasses over the internetRetailing contact lenses over the internetRetailing sunglasses over the internetRetailing optical accessories over the internet


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