GVR Report cover Spectacle Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Spectacle Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Parts (Frames, Lens), By Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-554-0
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Insights

The global spectacle market size was estimated at USD 78.93 billion in 2018 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period. Rising incidences of refractive errors, especially among the younger population is anticipated to boost the product demand. Furthermore, the preference for prescription glasses over contact lenses for effective vision correction is expected to positively influence the growth.

High prevalence of vision problems among the younger generation owing to technological disadvantages of extended usage of computers, smartphones, televisions, and other digital devices is anticipated to drive the demand for spectacles. Increased risk of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is anticipated to drive the demand for anti-glare glasses and in turn fuel the growth of the market over the forecast period.

U.S. spectacles Market

In 2017, 90% of China’s teenagers and young adults were affected by nearsightedness or myopia, requiring a corrective lens for clear vision. Commoditization of the eyewear industry, the influence of media and entertainment personalities, and willingness to splurge on fashionable spectacles are some of the factors driving the product demand. Rising fashion consciousness among millennials coupled with the availability of a wide range of trendy spectacles is projected to drive the market. Rising demand for plastic frames owing to their improved durability and ease of repairing is anticipated to impel the growth.

Manufacturers focus on catering to the rising demand for spectacles made using different materials. The rising popularity of trendy designs such as cat-eye frames and oversized square glasses in trendy colors, materials, and sizes is expected to bode well for the growth. High demand for clear and transparent framed glasses is also expected to positively influence the growth of the spectacle market in the near future.

By 2030, 33% of the global population will be aged 45 and above. The rising aging population coupled with the prevalence of presbyopia is anticipated to create growth opportunities for new entrants. Manufacturers focus on producing different types of spectacles for different tasks and activities such as computer use, driving, and gaming among others. For instance, in 2017, Hoya Vision Care Company introduced spectacles specifically designed to reduce glare, reflections, and light scattering while driving.

Parts Insights

Lens held the largest market share of 56.2% in 2018 and is anticipated to continue leading over the forecast period. Increasing demand for different types of lenses such as single vision, bifocal, trifocal, and the progressive lens is anticipated to drive the segment growth. High demand for the bifocal lens due to the rise in the aging population is anticipated to further fuel the growth. Manufacturers heavily invest in research and development to introduce new products catering to the specific requirements of consumers. For instance, in 2018, Zeiss International launched a new myopia management lens portfolio as well as Zeiss UVProtect for its clear lenses.

The frame segment is anticipated to register the fastest CAGR of 2.7% from 2019 to 2025. Frequent replacement of spectacle frames is anticipated to drive the growth of the segment. In addition, increasing adoption of fiber frames owing to their durability is expected to further fuel the demand. Moreover, the introduction of trendy products coupled with rising fashion consciousness among consumers is expected to propel the growth of the segment. For instance, in 2016, Titan Eyeplus has launched Flip collection of customizable spectacle frames.

Distribution Channel Insights

The offline distribution channel held the largest market share of 84.9% in 2018. Rising demand for functional eyewear is anticipated to contribute to the rising number of retail stores. Offline stores such as optical shops and specialty stores offer convenience, customization, and personal assistance to the consumers, which in turn is anticipated to drive the segment growth. These stores also provide comprehensive eye checkups for the consumers to choose accurate eyeglasses. Additionally, they provide easy repair and exchange services for spectacle lens and frames, which saves consumers time and money.

Global spectacles Market

The online distribution channel is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 3.2% from 2019 to 2025. Factors such as the availability of a wide range of products and attractive discounts are anticipated to drive the segment growth. Online stores provide custom configuration and step by step guide to the consumers buying spectacles, lens, and frames online. Moreover, increasing the availability of chatbots and FAQ pages helps customers with queries related to search, prescription, and other aspects of user experience. This factor enhances the shopping experience for consumers. Key online retailers include Warby Parker; Zenni Optical, Inc.; and Lenskart.

Regional Insights

North America held the largest market share of 32.6% in 2018. The rising prevalence of vision impairment caused by increased use of computers, laptops, smartphones, and other gadgets is anticipated to drive the regional product demand. Factors such as a rise in the aging population and prevalence of presbyopia are expected to drive the regional market for spectacles.

Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 2.8% from 2019 to 2025, due to the high prevalence of myopia among children and young adults. Around 80% to 90% young population in China, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea suffers from myopia. According to the National Health Commission, in 2018, around 53% of children and adolescents from mainland China were suffering from the condition. Such high prevalence is anticipated to drive the regional demand. Moreover, the rapid rise in the working population in India, China, and Vietnam is anticipated to drive the demand for computer glasses.

Spectacle Market Share Insights

Key spectacles manufacturers include Essilor, Johnson & Johnson Vision, CIBA VISION, ZEISS International, HOYA Corporation, ZENNI OPTICAL, INC., Warby Parker, Lenskart, Titan Company Limited, and MODO. The leading players in the market are stressing on product innovation as a result of new product development that helps gain a greater market share at a global level. Moreover, producers also rely on different production strategies in order to gain an optimum cost advantage. For instance, Titan Company Limited develop reforms in its production pattern wherein the company optimizes to produce specs frame and thereby reduce its imports. New product launches in the market help keep the interest alive of the consumers on account of the increasing preference towards spectacle frames and lens in the majority of the regions.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Billion & CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America & MEA

Country scope

U.S., UK, Germany, China, India, Brazil,

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global spectacle market report on the basis of parts, distribution channel, and region:

  • Parts Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Frames

    • Lens

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 - 2025)

    • Offline

    • Online

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2015 -2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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