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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As disposable income increases, more consumers are able to afford premium products
  • Through acquisitions, the brand portfolios of the top players have become quite large
  • Little change to the industry’s infrastructure is expected in the immediate future
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Contact Lens industry has been performing well, with companies such as Bausch & Lomb, Cooper Vision and Ciba Vision continuing to research and develop new technologies. The fact that the industry managed to perform well during the recession indicates that this business generally thrives in most economic situations. Daily disposable contact lens dominate industry sales; however, silicone hydrogel lens have been a key revenue driver.

    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    According to IBISWorld estimates there are 86 contact lens manufacturing companies in the United States. However, the Contact Lens Manufacturing industry is dominated by a limited number of global pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. According to IBISWorld estimates, the top four players account for 93.1% of the industry's market share in 2016. The majority of other industry competitors are small manufacturers, which specialize in niche products and novel lenses for specific eye disorders. These companies lack the financial resource to compete with larger players and are commonly acquired by larger players when their lenses or ophthalmic products are successfully brought to market.

    Additional Insights for the Contact Lens Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Contact Lens Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Product quality and differentiation
  • Protection of intellectual property/copyrighting of output
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of adults aged 20 to 64 and Number of people with private health insurance in the Contact Lens Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Contact Lens Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures corrective, cosmetic or therapeutic lenses that are usually placed on the cornea of the eye. The care and maintenance products for these lenses are also included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Single vision spherical lenses
    Toric lenses
    Multifocal lenses
    Other lenses and products
    Industry Activities
    Producing contact lenses for corrective, cosmetic and therapeutic purposes
    Producing products for contact lens care and maintenance
    Producing eyecare products

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Products
  • Manufacturing trends
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Steady development
  • Rising trade competition
  • Table: Contact Lens Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Contact Lens Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Glasses & Contacts Wholesaling
  • Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores
  • Optometrists

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Printing, Paper, Food, Textile & Other Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Single vision spherical lenses
  • Toric lenses
  • Other lenses and products
  • Multifocal lenses
  • Chart: Contact Lens Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Independent eye care professionals
  • Retail chains and mass merchandisers
  • Exports
  • Online retail or mail order
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Contact Lens Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Profit
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Contact Lens Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Contact Lens Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Johnson & JohnsonNovartis AGValeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.Cooper Vision
  • Table: Johnson & Johnson - financial performance
  • Table: Novartis AG - financial performance
  • Table: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Cooper Vision - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Contact Lens Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Contact Lens Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of people with private health insurance (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Hydrogel Lenses, Or Soft Lenses
  • Contact lenses made of soft water-absorbing plastic that adheres closely and with minimal discomfort to the eye.
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (Rgp) Lenses, Or Hard Lenses
  • Contacts made of a firm, durable plastic that transmits oxygen, but does not contain water.
  • Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses
  • Advanced soft contact lenses that allow more oxygen to pass through the lens to the cornea than regular hydrogel lenses
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