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Global Eyeglasses Industry

NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Eyeglasses Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Eyeglasses in Million Units and US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Lenses, Frames (Metal & Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced & Popular Priced). The market for Lenses is analyzed both by Material Type (Glass, Plastic and MHI & Polycarbonate) and By Design Type (Single-Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 419 companies including many key and niche players such as Bausch & Lomb, Inc., The Carl Zeiss Group, De Rigo S.p.A., Essilor International, Hoya Corporation, Indo Internacional, S.A., Luxottica Group S.p.A., Oakley, Inc., Safilo Group S.p.A, and Tek Optical Canada. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3Product Definitions I-4Lenses by Material Type I-4Glass Lenses I-4Plastic Lenses I-4MHI & Polycarbonate Lenses I-4Lenses by Design Type I-4Single Vision Lenses I-4Bifocal Lenses I-4Progressive Addition Lenses I-5Frames I-5Metal Frames I-5Plastic Frames I-5Sunglasses I-5


1. INDUSTRY DYNAMICS II-1Industry Overview II-1Vision Correction & Eye Protection: The Two Primary Uses ofEyeglasses II-1Image Makeover for Eyeglasses: From Traditional Designs toFashionable Models II-1Movies & Celebrities Glorify Eyewear Usage II-1Designer Eyewear: A Hit with the Hip II-2Sunglasses Riding High On the Strength of Fashion II-2Prevailing Fashion Trends in Eyewear II-3Tortoise Style II-3Aviators II-3Rimless/Semi-rimless Styles: II-3Dramatic Shape II-3Sporty Style II-3Distribution Dynamics II-3The Rise of Pure Play Retailers Challenge IndependentOptometry Channels II-3Growing Importance of the Internet as a Key Channel forPromotion of Eyeglasses II-4Best Prices Only Online II-4Eyeglasses Overcome the Threat of Contact Lenses II-5Demographic Trends Indicate Strong Market Potential II-5Table 1: Estimated Global Population for the Years 2011,2015P, 2018 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

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