The United States eyewear market valued around USD25 billion in the year 2020 and is expected to grow at an increasing rate of 5.64% during the forecast period to reach USD34.78 billion by 2026. The market of eyewear in the United States is driven by the huge demand for luxury eyewear and increase in visual disorders. Eye disorders are caused due to increased exposure of eyes to digital screen for long hours and some may have this problem since childhood or is hereditary. Furthermore, direct sunlight also causes itching in the eyes and direct exposure to UV rays is harmful to the eyes. Thus, it is recommended by doctors to wear sunglasses. However, many people use prescribed glasses while driving, reading a book, watching television as it provides comfort to their eyes. However, rising disposable income, changing taste and preferences, and evolution in fashion industry is driving the sunglasses market in the United States.

The United States eyewear market is segmented based on product type, end user, distribution channel, region, and company. In terms of product type, the United States eyewear market is further split into sunglasses, spectacles, contact lenses, sports eyewear, and others. Out of these, sunglasses held the largest market share of around 46% in 2020 because sunglasses are considered as an important fashion accessory by most of the people. In addition, sunglasses protect the debris of the eye from wind that carries several minute particles. However, contact lenses segment is the fastest-growing as they provide better eye comfort. Contact lenses give some comfort to the wearer as steam, fog, and dust particles do not become an obstacle in the vision. Based on end user, the United States eyewear market is further divided into unisex, women, and men.

Among these, unisex eyewear segment is dominating and the fastest-growing segment in the United States eyewear market. The distribution channel segment is further segmented into specialty stores, online, apparel stores, supermarkets/hypermarkets, and others. Out of these, specialty stores held the largest share of around 49% in 2020 since people usually prefer to buy spectacles and sunglasses from specialty stores as they have a wide variety of lenses, frames, and designs. Specialty stores offers eye check-up so that the people do not have to rush to doctor for the change in their lens number and this practice attracts most of the consumers towards specialty stores.

Based on region, the United States eyewear market is segmented into South, West, Mid-west, and North-East. Among these, South region of the United States holds the largest share in the United States eyewear market because of its high population. The prominent players operating in the United States eyewear market are EssilorLuxottica SA, Bausch Health Companies Inc., Johnson & Johnson Services Inc., Alcon Vision LLC, The Cooper Companies Inc., and others.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2016-2019

Base Year: 2020

Estimated Year: 2021E

Forecast Period: 2022F–2026F

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze the historical growth in the market size of the United States eyewear market from 2016 to 2020.
  • To estimate and forecast the market size of the United States eyewear market from 2021 to 2026 and growth rate until 2026. 
  • To classify and forecast the United States eyewear market based on the product type, end user, distribution channel, region and company.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in the United States eyewear market.
  • To identify the dominant region or segment in the United States eyewear market.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for the United States eyewear market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in the United States eyewear market.
  • To identify key sustainable strategies adopted by market players in the United States eyewear 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 manufacturers across the country. 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 manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the manufacturers and presence of all major players across the country.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of the United States eyewear market using a top-down approach in the overall market, bottom-up approach in the regional market, wherein data for various segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated them through analyzing historical data of these product types for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations, and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.

Key Target Audience:

  • Eyewear manufacturers/ suppliers/ distributors
  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers.
  • Organizations, forums, and alliances related to eyewear.

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

Report Scope:

In this report, the United States Eyewear market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • United States Eyewear Market, By Product Type:
    • Sunglasses
    • Spectacles
    • Contact Lenses
    • Sports Eyewear
    • Others (Safety & Protection Eyewear, Transparent Eyeglasses)
  • United States EyewearMarket, By End User:
    • Unisex
    • Women
    • Men
  • United States Eyewear Market, By Distribution Channel:
    • Specialty Stores
    • Online
    • Apparel Stores
    • Supermarkets/ Hypermarkets
    • Others (Counter Shops, Make-up, and Beauty Stores)
  • United States Eyewear Market, By Region:
    • South
    • West
    • Mid-West
    • North-East

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the United States eyewear 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).

1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Impact of COVID-19 on United States Eyewear Market

4.    Executive Summary

5.    Voice of Customer

5.1.  Factors Influencing Purchase Decisions

5.2.  Brand Awareness

5.3.  Challenges Faced by Customers

5.4.  Preferred Distribution Channel

6.    United States Eyewear Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Product Type (Sunglasses, Spectacles, Contact Lenses, Sports Eyewear, Others (Safety & Protection Eyewear, Transparent Eyeglasses))

6.2.2.     By End User (Unisex, Women, Men)

6.2.3.     By Distribution Channel (Specialty Stores, Online, Apparel Stores, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Others (Counter Shops, Make-Up & Beauty Stores))

6.2.4.     By Region

6.2.5.     By Company

6.3.  Market Map

7.    United States Sunglasses Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1.     By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By End User

7.2.2.     By Distribution Channel

8.    United States Spectacles Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast

8.1.1.     By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By End User

8.2.2.     By Distribution Channel

9.    United States Contact Lenses Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast

9.1.1.     By Value

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.     By End User

9.2.2.     By Distribution Channel

10.  United States Sports Eyewear Market Outlook

10.1.        Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.  By Value

10.2.        Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.  By End User

10.2.2.  By Distribution Channel

11.  Market Dynamics

11.1.        Drivers

11.2.        Challenges

12.  Market Trends & Developments

13.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

14.  United States Economic Profile

15.  Competitive Landscape

15.1. EssilorLuxottica SA

15.2. Bausch Health Companies Inc.

15.3. Johnson & Johnson Services Inc.

15.4. Alcon Vision LLC

15.5. The Cooper Companies Inc.

15.6. Safilo Group S.p.A.

15.7. Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

15.8. Hoya Corporation

15.9. Menicon Co., Ltd.

15.10. Zenni Optical, Inc.

16.  Strategic Recommendations

17.  About Us & Disclaimer

  • Figure 1: United States Eyewear Market Size, By Value (USD Billion) 2016-2026F

    Figure 2: United States Eyewear Market Share, By Product Type, By Value, 2016-2026F

    Figure 3: United States Eyewear Market Share, By End User, By Value, 2016-2026F

    Figure 4: United States Eyewear Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2016-2026F

    Figure 5: United States Eyewear Market Share, By Region, By Value, 2016-2026F

    Figure 6: United States Eyewear Market Share, By Company, By Value, 2020

    Figure 7: United States Eyewear Market Map, By Product Type, Market Size (USD Billion) & Growth Rate (%)

    Figure 8: United States Eyewear Market Map, By Distribution Channel, Market Size (USD Billion) & Growth Rate (%)

    Figure 9: United States Eyewear Market Map, By Region, Market Size (USD Billion) & Growth Rate (%)

    Figure 10: United States Sunglasses Market Size, By Value (USD Billion) 2016-2026F

    Figure 11: United States Sunglasses Market Share, By End User, By Value, 2016-2026F

    Figure 12: United States Sunglasses Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2016-2026F

    Figure 13: United States Spectacles Market Size, By Value (USD Billion) 2016-2026F

    Figure 14: United States Spectacles Market Share, By End User, By Value, 2016-2026F

    Figure 15: United States Spectacles Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2016-2026F

    Figure 16: United States Contact Lenses Market Size, By Value (USD Billion) 2016-2026F

    Figure 17: United States Contact Lenses Market Share, By End User, By Value, 2016-2026F

    Figure 18:  United States Contact Lenses Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2016-2026F

    Figure 19: United States Sports Eyewear Market Size, By Value (USD Billion) 2016-2026F

    Figure 20: United States Sports Eyewear Market Share, By End User, By Value, 2016-2026F

    Figure 21: United States Sports Eyewear Market Share, By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2016-2026F