Contact lens market grows at a CAGR of 5.97%


New York, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — announces the publication of the report “Contact Lens Market – Global Outlook and Forecast 2022-2027” – utm_source=GNW

Contact lenses are an essential component of the global eye care market. Growing adoption of contact lenses for the restoration of multiple vision dysfunctions such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia will drive the growth of the global contact lens market. The growing attention to aesthetic appearance and the popularity of colored contact lenses in the fashion industry will drive the demand for these eye care products in the global market.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the contact lens market-

• Introduction of Hi-Tech contact lenses
• Increased use of silicone hydrogel contact lenses
• Paradigm shift towards premium priced lenses and cosmetics
• Technological advances in contact lenses
• Increase in product launches
• Growing target population


• Technological advancements in the manufacturing process drive product growth in the market. For example, CooperVision has partnered with the plastic bank to develop a “plastic neutral” contact lens. CooperVision, one of the key players, has taken the step to produce contact lenses made from recycled materials in the market.
• There is an increasing number of visually impaired people, which will further increase during the forecast period. Growth in the target population in the contact lens market due to myopia, growth in the elderly population, and increasing preference for contact lenses over prescription glasses will drive the market in the near future.


• In 2020, Alcon expanded its contact lens portfolio in Canada with the launch of its new PRECISION1 silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses.
• In April 2019, the Johnson & Johnson Vision Care business segment launched Acuvue Oasys with transitions. Its unique feature is that it contains intelligent light transition technology. It is designed to respond quickly and seamlessly to changing lighting conditions while reducing exposure to bright light indoors and outdoors.


The contact lens market is segmented on the basis of-

• Material
• Application
• Design
• Use
• Distribution channel
• Geography

• Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are beneficial as they can help minimize risks, including red eyes, swollen corneas and blurred vision. Some of the factors for which silicone hydrogel lenses are preferred are extended wear, continuous wear, increased comfort, and performance.
• Changing lifestyle and environmental conditions such as smoking, high exposure to UV rays, pollutants are also increasing the number of eye disorders such as refractive error, cataracts and glaucoma. The increase in the diabetic population also contributes to the increase in eye disorders such as glaucoma, retinopathy, cataracts, temporary visual disturbance. All these factors are expected to drive the demand for corrective contact lenses in the market over the forecast period.

Market segmentation by material

• Silicone Hydrogel
• Hydro gel
• Gp/Rgp
• Others

Market segmentation by application

• Fix
• Therapeutic
• Cosmetics

Market segmentation by design

• Spherical
• Toric
• Multifocal

Market segmentation by use

• Disposable daily
• Frequent replacement

Market segmentation by distribution channel

• Retail stores
• Hospital and eye care
• Online stores


• North America: North America is considered an attractive market for contact lenses due to high healthcare spending in the region. In the United States, the use of cosmetic contact lenses is also relatively high. This is due to the increased awareness and importance of aesthetics among the American population.
• APAC: In 2021, APAC accounted for more than 30% of the global contact lens market. It is also the second largest player in the contact lens market. Japan accounts for 27% of APAC’s share of the contact lens market. What is unique is that it is illegal for ophthalmologists to sell or distribute contact lenses. So many doctors own and operate contact lens retail stores. Thus, physicians play an essential role in influencing the price of products.

Market segmentation by geography

• North America
o United States
o Canada
o Japan
o China
o India
o South Korea
o Australia
• Europe
o Germany
o France
o United Kingdom
o Spain
o Italy
• Latin America
o Brazil
o Mexico
o Argentina
• Middle East and Africa
o Turkey
o South Africa
o Saudi Arabia


• The main players in the contact lens market are Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, The Cooper Companies, Alcon and Bausch & Lomb.
• In 2020, Alcon expanded its contact lens portfolio in Canada with the launch of its new PRECISION1 silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses.
• Johnson & Johnson launched a product called Acuvue. In this, the contact lenses will automatically adapt to the availability of light. The brighter the light, the darker the lens will automatically darken to prevent excessive brightness for the user.
• Johnson and Johnson has also obtained approval to market a contact lens infused with an antihistamine to combat ocular allergy symptoms such as itching.

Main suppliers

• Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
• Cooper companies
• Alcon
• Bausch & Lomb

Other Important Suppliers

• Bescon
• BenQ Materials
• ClearLab
• Clerio Vision
• Contact
• Essilor
• Ginko International
• Hoya
• Menicon
• Media
• NeoVision
• Oculus
• Polytouch
• Sensitive
• St. Shine Optics
• Shanghai Weicon Optical
• Solótica Indústria e Comércio
• SynergEyes
• UltraVision CLPL
• Viewing technologies
• X-Cel specialist contacts


1. What is the growth rate of the global contact lens market?
2. How much is the global contact lens market worth?
3. What are the key factors driving the global contact lens market?
4. What are the main segments of the contact lens industry?
5. Which type of contact lens dominates the usage segment?
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