Lens Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Contact Lens Market Share by Company and is segmented by Product Type (Soft contact lens, Hybrid Contact Lens, Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens, and Others), By Usages (Corrective Contact Lens, Therapeutic Contact Lens, Others), By Distribution channel (Spectacle Stores, Online Stores, and Others), and By Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Contact Lens Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 5.92 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Contact Lens Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Contact Lens Market Analysis

The global contact lens market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.92% during the forecast period, 2020 to 2025.

In order to create awareness about vision care, the government in many countries is focusing on providing efficient products by initiating various programs supporting the management as well as treatment of vision ailments and creating a set of awareness about the precise ways of using contact lenses.

Contact lenses not only serve the need to alleviate the use of hard-to-manage and bulky spectacles, but also provide the added benefit of enhancing one's aesthetic appeal. The increasing innovations in the production of contact lenses during the past decade have led to the use of various materials for producing lenses that serve multiple purposes.

Contact Lens Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Contact Lens Market according to our research experts:

Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses Segment is Expected to Exhibit the Fastest Growth Rate over the Forecast Period

A rigid gas permeable lens is also known as RGP lens or GP lens. It is a rigid contact lens made of oxygen-permeable polymers. They are porous and allow the oxygen to pass through them. These rigid lenses are able to replace the natural shape of the cornea with a new refracting surface. Since their introduction, these lenses have essentially replaced non-porous polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) contact lenses.

These lenses often provide sharper vision than soft and silicone hydrogel contacts, especially if someone has astigmatism. It usually takes some time for the eyes to adjust to these lenses, but after this initial adaptation period, most people find that these lenses are as comfortable as hydrogel lenses.

Although these lenses have dominated the market earlier, they have lost significant value in the past two decades with the advancement of soft lenses in the market. Hence, they are much more cost-effective and generally last longer when taken care of properly, as long as one does not require a prescription change. This may be a driving factor for the forecast period.

Contact lens Market, Revenue Share (%), Product Type, Global, 2018

North America Captured the Largest Market Share and is Expected to Retain its Dominance

North America holds the largest share in the global contact lenses market with the United States being the largest contributor to its revenue. The United States is one of the major countries in the contact lens market, due to the healthcare facilities available in the country and high healthcare conditions. Factors, such as the presence of the geriatric population and the prevalence of eye diseases and injuries, in terms of the contact lens market, are primarily fueling the growth.

The National Eye Institute has estimated that over 2.9 million US residents were detected with low vision in 2014. The number is projected to increase further and is expected to reach around 5 million by the year 2030. In addition to this, as per a report by the US Centre of Disease Control and Prevention, about 40.9 million wearers of contact lenses were aged 18 or older, accounting for about 16.7% of the adult population in the United States in 2015. This increase is anticipated to accelerate the growth of contact lenses wearers in the country over the forecast period.

Contact lens market, Growth by region, 2016-2019

Contact Lens Industry Overview

The global contact lenses market is highly competitive and consists of certain major players, thereby, making the environment to be consolidated. The presence of major market players, such as Essilor International SA, Novartis AG, Bausch Health Companies Inc., Zeiss Group, and The Cooper Companies are, in turn, increasing the overall competitive rivalry of the market. With moderate sustainable competitive advantage through innovative products and low competition between online and offline companies, moderate competitive rivalry is observed in this market.

Contact Lens Market Leaders

  1. Bausch Health

  2. Essilor Interntional

  3. Novartis International AG

  4. Cooper Companies

  5. Zeiss International

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Contact Lens Market Concentration
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Contact Lens Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definitions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Soft Contact Lens

      2. 5.1.2 Hybrid Contact Lens

      3. 5.1.3 Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 By Usages

      1. 5.2.1 Corrective Contact Lens

      2. 5.2.2 Therapeutic Contact Lens

      3. 5.2.3 Other Usages

    3. 5.3 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Spectacle Stores

      2. 5.3.2 Online Stores

      3. 5.3.3 Other channel

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. United Arab Emirates

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Market Position Analysis

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Novartis AG

      2. 6.4.2 Bausch Health Companies Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Zeiss Group

      4. 6.4.4 The Cooper Companies

      5. 6.4.5 Essilor International SA

      6. 6.4.6 Hoya Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Contact Lens Industry Segmentation

The Global Contact Lens Market is segmented by Product type as Soft contact lens, Hybrid Contact Lens, Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens, Others, By Usages as Corrective Contact Lens, Therapeutic Contact Lens, Cosmetic Contact Lens, and Prosthetic Contact Lens, By Distribution channel as Spectacle Stores, Online Stores, and Others, and By Geography the market is studied for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Product Type
Soft Contact Lens
Hybrid Contact Lens
Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens
By Usages
Corrective Contact Lens
Therapeutic Contact Lens
Other Usages
By Distribution Channel
Spectacle Stores
Online Stores
Other channel
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Contact Lens Market Research FAQs

The Contact Lens Market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.92% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Bausch Health, Essilor Interntional, Novartis International AG, Cooper Companies and Zeiss International are the major companies operating in the Contact Lens Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Contact Lens Market.

The report covers the Contact Lens Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Contact Lens Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Lens Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)