UAE contact lens market is anticipated to register growth with an impressive CAGR in the forecast period, 2023-2027, on the account of surging demand for the contact lens for the younger adult population looking for eye sight corrective products that are aesthetic too. Increasing demands for the disposable contact lens also aids the growth of the UAE contact lens market in the upcoming five years. Rising number of visual inaccuracies and increasing outdoor activities that inclines the consumer toward contact lens over glasses, further drives the growth of the UAE contact lens market in the next five years.

Increasing Instances of Myopia Drives Market Growth

Cases of myopia or nearsightedness is rapidly increasing worldwide. The population of UAE is also suffering from nearsightedness and high myopia and thus the demands for the corrective contact lenses are rapidly growing, driving the growth of the UAE contact lens market in the upcoming five years. In the year 2020, 33% of the global population suffered from myopia accounting to about 2584 million people. The use of contact lens to correcting the eye sight has ever since increased.

About 1,60,000 people used contact lens in the country in 2017, that accounted for 5% of rural population and 10% of the urban population. The usage for the contact lens has since been increasing at an exclusive rate. On a global scale, 8% of contact lens wearers are under 18 years old, 17% are between ages 18-24, and 75% of adults aged 25 and older wear contacts. Similar trends are also expected in the United Arab Emirates.

Cosmetic Applications of Contact Lens Promises Market Growth

Cosmetic applications of the contact lens have increased rapidly in the past few years. Although the population also suffers from contact lens due to their negligence toward contact lens uses and regular cleaning and wearing protocols. Moreover, increased use of colored contact lens by professionals like models, actors, etc. also aid the growth of the market. These professionals are highly influential and common population further demands for the aesthetic contact lenses following their idols that increases the demands.

Although the experts advice to avoid buying the colored contact lenses from random over the counter stores. Contact lenses should be made with precise measurement. Over the counter products causes corneal abrasions. Moreover, regular cleaning at ophthalmologist to clear protein deposits that collect on its surface of the contact lens would prolong the product and avoid cases of corneal abrasions.

Expanding Healthcare Industry Supports Market Growth

Growing healthcare industry in the country is a major driver that supports the growth of medical devices, equipment, tools, etc. like contact lens. Growing investments in the sector along with the technological advancement in the contact lenses further aids the growth of the UAE contact lens market in the upcoming five years. Advancements like use of soft lens to treat the eye sight problems due to high astigmatism, has driven the market growth.

Also, for Keratoconus, soft lenses made of special polymer polymethylmethaacetate, that allows for more stability and greater precision, has been devised. Contact lenses for cataract surgery for aphakia that is a condition where intraocular lenses haven't been fitted are some of the major technological advancement in the contact lenses used for the treatment in various eye conditions.

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Market Segmentation

The UAE contact lens market is segmented by material type, design, wear type, application, distribution channel, competitional landscape, and regional distribution. Based on material type, the market is further segmented into silicone hydrogel, hydrogel, gas permeable, and others. By design, the market is fragmented into spherical, toric, multifocal, and others. Based on wear type, the market is differentiated into disposable and reusable. By application, the market is bifurcated into corrective, therapeutic, cosmetic, and others. Based on distribution channel, the market segment is broken into retail stores, hospitals & clinics, and online. The market analysis also studies the regional segmentation to devise regional market segmentation, divided among Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai, and rest of the UAE.

Company Profile

Bausch & Lomb UAE, Johnson & Johnson UAE, Alcon UAE, Carl Zeiss UAE, CooperVision UAE, EssilorLuxottica Group UAE, among others is a partial list of major market players of the companies responsible for the growth of UAE contact lens market.



Base Year


Historical Data

2017 – 2020

Estimated Year


Forecast Period

2023 – 2027

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR for 2017-2021 and 2022-2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

·         Material Type

·         Design

·         Wear Type

·         Application

·         Distribution Channel

Regional scope

Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai, rest of UAE.

Key companies profiled

Bausch & Lomb UAE, Johnson & Johnson UAE, Alcon UAE, Carl Zeiss UAE, CooperVision UAE, EssilorLuxottica Group UAE

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Report Scope:

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

  • UAE Contact Lens Market, By Material Type:
    • Silicone hydrogel
    • Hydrogel
    • Gas permeable
    • Others
  • UAE Contact Lens Market, By Design:
    • Spherical
    • Toric
    • Multifocal
    • Others
  • UAE Contact Lens Market, By Wear Type:
    • Disposable
    • Reusable
  • UAE Contact Lens Market, By Application:
    • Corrective
    • Therapeutic
    • Cosmetic
    • Others
  • UAE Contact Lens Market, By Distribution Channel:
    • Retail Stores
    • Hospitals & Clinics
    • Online
  • UAE Contact Lens Market, By Region:

o   Abu Dhabi

o   Dubai

o   Sharjah

o   Rest of UAE

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in UAE contact lens market.

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Company Information

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Impact of COVID-19 on UAE Contact Lens Market

4.    Executive Summary

5.    Voice of Customer

6.    UAE Contact Lens Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Material Type (Silicone hydrogel, Hydrogel, Gas permeable, Others)

6.2.2.     By Design (Spherical, Toric, Multifocal, Others)

6.2.3.     By Wear Type (Disposable v/s Reusable)

6.2.4.     By Application (Corrective, Therapeutic, Cosmetic, Others)

6.2.5.     By Distribution Channel (Retail Stores, Hospitals & Clinics, Online)

6.2.6.     By Region

6.2.7.     By Company (2021)

6.3.  Product Market Map

7.    UAE Disposable Contact Lens Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Material Type

7.2.2.     By Design

7.2.3.     By Wear Type

7.2.4.     By Application

7.2.5.     By Distribution Channel

8.    UAE Reusable Contact Lens Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Material Type

8.2.2.     By Design

8.2.3.     By Wear Type

8.2.4.     By Application

8.2.5.     By Distribution Channel

9.    Market Dynamics

9.1.  Drivers

9.2.  Challenges

10.  Market Trends & Developments

11.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

12.  Import-Export Analysis

13.  UAE Economic Profile

14.  Competitive Landscape

14.1.              Company Profiles

14.1.1.  Bausch & Lomb UAE

14.1.2.  Johnson & Johnson UAE

14.1.3.  Alcon UAE

14.1.4.  Carl Zeiss UAE

14.1.5.  CooperVision UAE

14.1.6.  EssilorLuxottica Group UAE

 15. Strategic Recommendations

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