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Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing in the US

The Glasses and Contact Lens Manufacturing industry produces a range of eyeglasses, contacts and sunglasses for consumers in the United States and abroad. Prescription lenses are essential to the visually impaired, insulating this product segment from economic downturns. However, consumers waited for a longer period of time to upgrade their glass frames following the recession, decreasing spending on vision products. In the coming years, the industry is well positioned to capitalize on greater demand for lens products, as the US population ages and the number of people with vision-related health complications increases.

This industry manufactures ophthalmic goods, including eyeglass frames and lenses and contact lenses. The industry also produces sunglasses and protective eyewear, such as goggles.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of adults aged 50 and older
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Establishments by employment size (2014)
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Johnson & Johnson (US vision care segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Novartis AG (US Alcon vision care segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table CooperVision (US industry-specific operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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