Contacts, Glasses, & Sunglasses: United States

This report forecasts to 2023 US demand for contacts, glasses, and sunglasses in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level and the consumer level (i.e., personal consumption expenditures). Total demand at the manufacturer level is segmented by product in terms of: contacts; lenses, including lenses for prescription sunglasses (i.e., polarized lenses); nonprescription sunglasses; frames; and other products such as 3D glasses, glass and plastic prosthetic eyes, intraocular lens implants, and protective eyewear (e.g., goggles).

To illustrate historical trends, total demand at the manufacturer level and the various segments, personal consumption expenditures, and trade are provided in annual series from 2008 to 2018.

Smart glasses are considered electronic products and excluded from the scope of this report, unless they include corrective lenses. Imports and exports of contact lenses from and to Puerto Rico are included in demand and trade data, as Puerto Rico often serves as a manufacturing base for pharmaceuticals and medical devices for the US market. Re-exports of contacts, glasses, and sunglasses are excluded from demand and trade figures.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading suppliers, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Code:
339115 Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing

Back to Top