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Online Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Sales - Industry Market Research Report

Online Eyeglasses & Contact Lens Sales

Since 2004, the Online Eyeglasses and Contact Lens Sales industry has benefited from the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act, which has enabled consumers to receive contact lens prescriptions without having to purchase industry products from a particular seller. For example, prescribers that provide eye prescriptions cannot require patients to purchase contact lens, glasses or other industry products at the end of the fitting, enabling online retailers to provide eye products directly to consumers. Nevertheless, the industry has grappled with many brick-and-mortar retailers and optometrists, either refusing to provide measurements or charging consumers for pupillary distance (PD) measurements, which has made it slightly arduous for consumers to purchase industry products from online retailers. Over the next five years, many online retailers will expand their software that enables consumers to virtually try on products or try on frames at home. Furthermore, some online retailers will invest in software that enables consumers to obtain their PD measurements online, rather than have to visit an optometrist, driving demand for online purchases of eyeglasses and contact lens.

This industry sells optical and eyewear goods over the internet. Merchandise is generally purchased from domestic (in some cases international) manufacturers and wholesalers, and it is then sold to the public.

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 (2018)
    • 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 (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table 1-800 Contacts (online optical sales) - financial performance*
    • Table Walgreen Company (Vision Direct online sales) - 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
  • Jargon & Glossary

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