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

The Report Covers Photochromic Lens Brands and it is Segmented by Material (Glass, Polycarbonate, and Plastic), Technology (UV and Visible Light, Imbibing and Trans-bonding, In Mass, and Other Technologies), Application (Corrective and Preventive), Sales Channel (Specialty Clinics, Online, and Other Sales Channels), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The market provides the market sizes and forecasts in terms of value in USD for the above segments.

Photochromic Lenses Market Size

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Photochromic Lenses Market Summary
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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 5.81 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Medium

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Photochromic Lenses Market Analysis

The Photochromic Lenses Market size is expected to grow from USD 6.88 billion in 2023 to USD 9.13 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 5.81% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

During the pandemic, countries across the world have been facing a considerable threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Several companies had suspended trade with other countries, implemented travel restrictions, etc., thus, leading to a decline in market capitalizations of major companies across the world, along with a decline in industrial production and other business activities. However, there has been increasing evidence of the development of vision-related problems, such as myopia, due to the increased adoption of digital learning and work due to the lockdown. Also, the removal of travel restrictions by most countries after the pandemic and getting back on track from the supply and demand sides are some of the factors responsible for the growth of the market in the coming years.

The significant factors attributing to the market's growth are the growing adoption of the photochromic lens and the increasing demand for photochromic lenses among the elderly population is expected to drive the photochromic lens market. For instance, Japan has the world's fastest aging population. According to the World Ageing 2019 report, the population above 65 years of age in Japan was 35.524 million (28%) in 2019, which is projected to reach 37.278 million (30.9%) in 2030. The geriatric population is expected to increase in coming years who are more prone to eye-related disorders, which is expected to ultimately drive the growth of the market.

Initiatives by the govenrment and private oragnizations to improve eye health across the world is projected to accelrate the photochromic lenses market in coming years. According to the data published by the World Health Organization in May 2021, greater than 800 million people across the world have distance impairment such as hypermetropia and myopia or near vision impairment that can be treat with an suitable pair of spectacles. Hence, improving access to treatment by increasing awarness by several organizations and marke players may propel the market growth.

Additional factors such as the advancements in technology, growing retail outlets, and gains in comfort and style are likely to drive the market for photochromic lenses during the forecast period. The continued growth of the increased cases of eye disease, increasing ophthalmology diagnostic procedures, and growing awareness among individuals are likely to have a positive impact on the growth of the photochromic lens market.

Photochromic Lenses Market Trends

Corrective Lens Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share over the Forecast Period

Corrective photochromic lenses, also known as prescription photochromic lenses, combine the benefits of prescription eyeglasses with the light-adaptive properties of photochromic lenses. These lenses are designed to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, or presbyopia while providing the added benefit of automatic tint adjustment in response to UV light. Factors such as the increasing incidences of eye-related disorders and initiatives by key market players are expected to increase the growth of the market studied over the forecast period.

The major factors that contribute to the growth of the market studied include the increasing incidence and prevalence of eye-related disorders. For instance, according to the October 2021 report of the World Health Organization, about 2.2 billion people across the world have near or distant vision impairment, of which approximately 1 billion cases of vision impairment can be prevented or could have been prevented. The high burden of cases of vision impairment around the world and the possibility of treatment indicate a high demand for lenses, which is expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the market studied during the forecast period. Similarly, the Vision Loss Expert Group (VEEG), in 2021, reported that globally, 1.1 billion people live with vision loss, and 90% of such people live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Initiatives such as agreements by companies are one of the key factors that aid growth as it leads to the addition of new and innovative products in the market. For instance, in March 2022, EssilorLuxottica signed a joint venture agreement with CooperCompanies for SightGlass Vision. SightGlass Vision's Diffusion Optics Technology softly scatters light by incorporating thousands of micro-dots into the lens to minimize the growth of myopia in children. This accelerates the commercialization of novel spectacle lens technologies to expand the myopia management category.

Product launches are another factor that aid in the growth of the market studied. For instance, in April 2023, HOYA Vision Care launched the MiYOSMART sun range. The photochromic spectacle lenses, MiYOSMART Chameleon, and polarised spectacle lenses, MiYOSMART Sunbird, provide protection from intense sunlight while correcting the myopic refractive error and slowing myopia progression.

Thus, the increasing incidences of eye-related disorders that highlight the advantages of photochromic lenses and initiatives by market players are expected to increase the growth of the market studied.

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North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share Over the Forecast Period

The North American region is expected to hold a significant market share due to the high standards of healthcare infrastructure and the rising demand for photochromic lenses.

Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is one of the major causes of concern among people with diabetes, which most often causes blurred vision, eye pain, and sudden vision loss. Hence, most people use preventive and corrective photochromic lenses for better vision. With rising concerns about DR in the region, the demand for photochromic lenses is increasing and driving the growth of the market studied. For instance, according to data released by Jobson Healthcare Information LLC in June 2022, diabetes is one of the major causes of blindness in working-age adults. Nearly 11.7% of adults in the United States with diabetes have a vision disability, including blindness, and approximately half of the patients with diabetes are predicted to develop DR by 2030.

In addition, according to a press release published by Eyenuk Inc. in August 2022, DR is one of the most common forms of diabetic eye disease. In Canada, 750,000 people had DR in 2021, and the economic impact of DR on the Canadian healthcare system was USD 1.2 billion annually. This high prevalence of DR is expected to increase the adoption of photochromic lenses and fuel the growth of the market studied over the analysis period.

Furthermore, the increasing number of product approvals, as well as launches by the key market players in the region, is another factor that is predicted to boost growth. For instance, in February 2021, the Ray-Ban Authentic product line was launched by EssilorLuxottica in the United States and Canada. The product line features transition technology with photochromic lenses and blue light filtering.

Therefore, owing to the factors such as the rising prevalence of various eye disorders among the target population and company activities, the photochromic lenses market is anticipated to witness significant growth in the region.

Photochromic Lenses Market - Growth Rate by Region

Photochromic Lenses Industry Overview

The photochromic lens market is slightly consolidated in nature due to the presence of a few market players operating regionally and at the global level. Some prominent players are vigorously making acquisitions and releasing new products with other companies to consolidate their market positions globally. Some key players are Corning Incorporated, EssilorLuxottica SA, Carl Zeiss AG, Hoya Corporation, and Vision Dynamics LLC.

Photochromic Lenses Market Leaders

  1. Corning Incorporated

  2. Carl Zeiss AG

  3. Hoya Corporation

  4. EssilorLuxottica SA

  5. Vision Dynamics LLC

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Photochromic Lenses Market Concentration
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Photochromic Lenses Market News

  • In February 2023, Spain-based IOT launched Neochromes Agile Dark Light-activated lenses.
  • In February 2022, ZEISS launched the next generation of photochromic lenses, ZEISS PhotoFusion X lenses in Germany, that darken and clear faster while providing a new level of integrated blue light and UV protection.

Photochromic Lenses Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Adoption of Photochromic Lens

      2. 4.2.2 Wide Range Availability of OTC Products

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Presence of Counterfeit Products

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD)

    1. 5.1 By Material

      1. 5.1.1 Glass

      2. 5.1.2 Polycarbonate

      3. 5.1.3 Plastic

    2. 5.2 By Technology

      1. 5.2.1 UV and Visible Light

      2. 5.2.2 Imbibing and Trans-bonding

      3. 5.2.3 In Mass

      4. 5.2.4 Other Technologies

    3. 5.3 By Application

      1. 5.3.1 Corrective

      2. 5.3.2 Preventive

    4. 5.4 By Sales Channel

      1. 5.4.1 Specialty Clinics

      2. 5.4.2 Online

      3. 5.4.3 Other Sales Channel

    5. 5.5 By Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. 5.5.1.1 United States

        2. 5.5.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.5.1.3 Mexico

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. 5.5.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.5.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.5.2.3 France

        4. 5.5.2.4 Italy

        5. 5.5.2.5 Spain

        6. 5.5.2.6 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.5.3.1 China

        2. 5.5.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.5.3.3 India

        4. 5.5.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.5.3.5 South Korea

        6. 5.5.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. 5.5.4.1 GCC

        2. 5.5.4.2 South Africa

        3. 5.5.4.3 Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.5.5 South America

        1. 5.5.5.1 Brazil

        2. 5.5.5.2 Argentina

        3. 5.5.5.3 Rest of South America

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Corning Incorporated

      2. 6.1.2 EssilorLuxottica SA

      3. 6.1.3 Apax Fund (Rodenstock GmbH)

      4. 6.1.4 Carl Zeiss AG

      5. 6.1.5 Hoya Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 Vision Dynamics LLC

      7. 6.1.7 Tokai Optical Co. Ltd

      8. 6.1.8 Sundex Optical Co. Ltd

      9. 6.1.9 Jiangsu Aogang Optical Glasses Co. Ltd

      10. 6.1.10 GKB Ophthalmic Limited

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Photochromic Lenses Industry Segmentation

As per the scope of the report, photochromic lenses are closed, transparent (or almost clear) eyeglass lenses that naturally darken when exposed to sunlight. Depending on the type of lens and product, photochromic lenses darken through different processes. Some alternate terms used are variable tint lenses and light-adaptive lenses. The photochromic lenses market is segmented by material (glass, polycarbonate, and plastic), technology (UV and visible light, imbibing and trans-bonding, in mass, and other technologies), application (corrective and preventive), sales channel (specialty clinics, online, and other sales channels), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 countries across major regions globally. The report provides market sizes and forecasts in terms of value in USD for the above segments.

By Material
Glass
Polycarbonate
Plastic
By Technology
UV and Visible Light
Imbibing and Trans-bonding
In Mass
Other Technologies
By Application
Corrective
Preventive
By Sales Channel
Specialty Clinics
Online
Other Sales Channel
By Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Italy
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Australia
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa
GCC
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
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Photochromic Lenses Market Research FAQs

The Photochromic Lenses Market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.81% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Corning Incorporated, Carl Zeiss AG, Hoya Corporation, EssilorLuxottica SA and Vision Dynamics LLC are the major companies operating in the Photochromic Lenses 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 Photochromic Lenses Market.

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

Photochromic Lenses Industry Report

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