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The new World Lens and Frame Demand Study of SWV is ready

2014-09-23 20:36

  • A total of 61 countries were researched.
  • They amounted to 94.6% of world GDP and represented 75% of the total population of the world. 
  • A total of 1,074 million lenses and 458 million frames were identified.
  • The number of quality ophthalmic lenses sold worldwide with data of 2013 was assessed .       
  • These lenses were broken down into four categories - single vision, bifocal, conventional progressives (traditional surfacing) and Freeform progressives (digital surfacing)
  • The lenses sold were broken down by material, Mineral, Trivex / NXT, Polycarbonate and Plastic
  • Plastic lenses were broken into three categories 1.5 Index, 1.51-1.58 Index (does not include Trivex and NXT) and 1.6+
  • The percentage of photochromic lenses sold in the country was identified.
  • The value of the ophthalmic lens market in value at net manufacturer selling prices in local currency was assessed.
  • An estimate of the number of ophthalmic frames sold by country was made.
  • The value of the ophthalmic frame market in value at net manufacturer selling prices in local currency was assessed.
  • The % of frames glazed at the optical outlet was estimated.

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