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Glasses & Contacts Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Glasses & Contacts Wholesaling in the US

The Glasses and Contacts Wholesaling industry has exhibited growth, driven by downstream markets (e.g. eye care professionals and retailers) using wholesalers to fulfill their inventory requirements. However, the incidence of wholesaler bypass has occurred over the past five years, partly due to many mass merchandisers expanding to include both distribution and retail in their operations. In the coming years, the industry is expected to grow, driven by some optometrists and ophthalmologists expanding their product portfolio to include dispensing prescription and nonprescription eyewear. In response, many optometrists and ophthalmologists that operate independent practices will turn to optical wholesalers to provide quick product turnaround and fulfill inventory requirements.

Operators in this industry sell eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, eyeglass frames and reading glasses to eye care professionals and retailers. This industry also includes distributors that resell professional equipment and instruments.

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 Demand from optometrists
    • Table Industry revenue
    • 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 Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Enterprises by employment size
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Luxottica Group SpA (US wholesaling segment) - 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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