The global contact lenses market was valued at over $ 9 billion in 2018 and is further anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 6%, during the forecast period owing to rising incidences of optical disorders like hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism, for the correction of refractive errors, growing geriatric population and increasing innovation in existing products. Moreover, increasing disposable incomes and changing consumer preference towards contact lenses with attractive colours, shades, and textures for enhancing eye appearance are further pushing demand for contact lenses globally. However, due to the existence of regulatory barriers and the shortage of trained ophthalmologists and opticians, the global contact lenses market is likely to get subdued.

Based on wear type, the contact lenses market is segmented into disposable and reusable. The reusable contact lenses segment holds the major share in the market. However, the demand for disposable contact lenses is also rising in order to avoid cleaning after every removal. In terms of region, the global contact lenses market is categorized into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, North America, followed by Europe, is the major contributor in the global contact lenses market owing to rising incidence of age-related eye diseases, healthcare facilities available in the regions and high preference for cosmetic lenses with advanced eye care services.

Major players in the global contact lenses are Bausch + Lomb (Valeant Pharmaceuticals International), Alcon (Novartis International AG), Johnson & Johnson, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Hoya Corporation, The Cooper Companies, Benq Materials Corporation, Menicon Co., Ltd., Seed Co., Ltd, and Essilor Group. The leading companies are continuously focusing on product launches and R&D activities to expand their share in the market.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020–2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast the market size of global contact lenses market.
  • To forecast global contact lenses market based on product type, design, wear type   distribution channel and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global contact lenses market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions etc. in global contact lenses market.
  • To conduct the pricing analysis for global contact lenses market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in the global contact lenses market.


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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of contact lens manufacturers across the globe. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the suppliers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the product types, application types and presence of all major contact lens manufacturers across the globe.

TechSci Research calculated global contact lenses market size by using a bottom-up approach, where data for various end user industries and its application across various product types were recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company website, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Contact lens manufacturers
  • Contact lens suppliers and distributors
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Industry associations
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to contact lenses market
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, global contact lenses market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  •   Market, By Product Type:
    • Soft Contact Lenses
    • Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
    • Hybrid Contact Lenses
    • Others
  •   Market, By Design:
    • Spherical
    • Toric
    • Others
  • Market, By Wear Type:
    • Disposable
    • Reusable
  • Market, By Distribution Channel:
    • Store based
    • Non-Based Based
  • Market, By Region:
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • India 
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Australia
    • Europe
      • France
      • Germany
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in global contact lenses market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

Profit Margin Analysis

  • Profit margin analysis in case of direct and indirect sales channel.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Global Contact Lenses Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.     By Value

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1.     By Product Type (Soft Contact Lenses, Gas Permeable Contact Lenses, Hybrid Contact Lenses and Others)

5.2.2.     By Design (Spherical, Toric and Others)

5.2.3.     By Wear Type (Disposable and Reusable)

5.2.4.     By Distribution Channel (Store based and Non-Based Based)

5.2.5.     By Company (2018)

5.3.  Market Attractiveness Index

6.    North America Contact Lenses Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Product Type

6.2.2.     By Wear Type

6.2.3.     By Distribution Channel

6.2.4.     By Country (United States; Canada; Mexico and Rest of North America)

6.3.  North America: Country Analysis

6.3.1.     United States Contact Lenses Market Outlook

6.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.1.1.1.             By Value

6.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.1.2.1.             By Product Type

6.3.1.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

6.3.2.     Canada Contact Lenses Market Outlook

6.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.2.1.1.             By Value

6.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.2.2.1.             By Product Type

6.3.2.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

6.3.3.     Mexico Contact Lenses Market Outlook

6.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.3.1.1.             By Value

6.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.3.2.1.             By Product Type

6.3.3.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

7.    Europe Contact Lenses Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Product Type

7.2.2.     By Wear Type

7.2.3.     By Distribution Channel

7.2.4.     By Country (France; Germany; UK; Italy; Spain and Rest of Europe)

7.3.  Europe: Country Analysis

7.3.1.     France Contact Lenses Market Outlook

7.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.1.1.1.             By Value

7.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.1.2.1.             By Product Type

7.3.1.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

7.3.2.     Germany Contact Lenses Market Outlook

7.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.2.1.1.             By Value

7.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.2.2.1.             By Product Type

7.3.2.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

7.3.3.     United Kingdom Contact Lenses Market Outlook

7.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.3.1.1.             By Value

7.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.3.2.1.             By Product Type

7.3.3.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

7.3.4.     Italy Contact Lenses Market Outlook

7.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.4.1.1.             By Value

7.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.4.2.1.             By Product Type

7.3.4.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

7.3.5.     Spain Contact Lenses Market Outlook

7.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.5.1.1.             By Value

7.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.5.2.1.             By Product Type

7.3.5.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

8.    Asia-Pacific Contact Lenses Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Product Type

8.2.2.     By Wear Type

8.2.3.     By Distribution Channel

8.2.4.     By Country (China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; and Rest of Asia Pacific)

8.3.  Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis

8.3.1.     China Contact Lenses Market Outlook

8.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.1.1.1.             By Value

8.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.1.2.1.             By Product Type

8.3.1.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

8.3.2.     India Contact Lenses Market Outlook

8.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.2.1.1.             By Value

8.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.2.2.1.             By Product Type

8.3.2.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

8.3.3.     Japan Contact Lenses Market Outlook

8.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.3.1.1.             By Value

8.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.3.2.1.             By Product Type

8.3.3.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

8.3.4.     South Korea Contact Lenses Market Outlook

8.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.4.1.1.             By Value

8.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.4.2.1.             By Product Type

8.3.4.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

8.3.5.     Australia Contact Lenses Market Outlook

8.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.5.1.1.             By Value

8.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.5.2.1.             By Product Type

8.3.5.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

9.    Middle East and Africa Contact Lenses Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

9.1.1.     By Value

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.     By Product Type

9.2.2.     By Wear Type

9.2.3.     By Distribution Channel

9.2.4.     By Country (UAE; Saudi Arabia; South Africa and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

9.3.  MEA: Country Analysis

9.3.1.     South Africa Contact Lenses Market Outlook

9.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.1.1.1.             By Value

9.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.1.2.1.             By Product Type

9.3.1.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

9.3.2.     Saudi Arabia Contact Lenses Market Outlook

9.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.2.1.1.             By Value

9.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.2.2.1.             By Product Type

9.3.2.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

9.3.3.     UAE Contact Lenses Market Outlook

9.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.3.1.1.             By Value

9.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.3.2.1.             By Product Type

9.3.3.2.2.             By Distribution Channel

10.  South America Contact Lenses Market Outlook

10.1.              Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.  By Value

10.2.              Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.  By Product Type

10.2.2.  By Wear Type

10.2.3.  By Distribution Channel

10.2.4.  By Country (Brazil; Argentina; Colombia; and Rest of South America)

10.3.              South America: Country Analysis

10.3.1.  Brazil Contact Lenses Market Outlook

10.3.1.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.1.1.1.           By Value

10.3.1.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.1.2.1.           By Product Type

10.3.1.2.2.           By Distribution Channel

10.3.2.  Argentina Contact Lenses Market Outlook

10.3.2.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.2.1.1.           By Value

10.3.2.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.2.2.1.           By Product Type

10.3.2.2.2.           By Distribution Channel

10.3.3.  Colombia Contact Lenses Market Outlook

10.3.3.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.3.1.1.           By Value

10.3.3.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.3.2.1.           By Product Type

10.3.3.2.2.           By Distribution Channel

11.  Market Dynamics

11.1.              Drivers

11.2.              Challenges

12.  Market Trends & Developments

13.  Competitive Landscape

13.1.              Competition Outlook

13.2.              Company Profiles

13.2.1.  Company Details

13.2.2.  Financials (As reported)

13.2.3.  Key Market Focus and Geographical Presence

13.2.4.  Pricing of Target Products

13.2.5.  Market positioning

13.3.              Global Players Profiled (Leading Companies)

13.3.1.  Bausch + Lomb (Valeant Pharmaceuticals International)

13.3.2.  Alcon (Novartis International AG)

13.3.3.  Johnson & Johnson

13.3.4.  Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

13.3.5.  Hoya Corporation

13.3.6.  The Cooper Companies

13.3.7.  Benq Materials Corporation

13.3.8.  Menicon Co., Ltd.

13.3.9.  Seed Co., Ltd

13.3.10. Essilor Group

14.  Strategic Recommendations

 (Note: The companies list can be customized based on the client requirements.)

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