|By PR Newswire||
|March 3, 2014 12:56 PM EST||
DUBLIN, Mar. 03, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pvh9w2/contact_lens) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Contact Lens Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering.
Contact lenses are thin plastic discs made from hydrogel or silicon hydrogel material. These lenses help an individual to correct ophthalmic disorders such as myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia and glaucoma. These can be used for vision correction or for cosmetic or aesthetic purpose to change the color or appearance of eye. Contact lenses can be coated with different anti-refractive materials, scratch resistance materials and ultraviolet protection materials in order to improve the therapeutic benefits of lenses. The market for contact lens is segmented by characteristics, by design, and by usage pattern. These lenses can be categorized mainly into two type namely hard contact lenses and soft contact lenses. Hard contact lenses are made up of rigid gas permeable glass that cover only a part of the cornea.
Soft contact lenses are highly flexible and contain water absorbing materials such as hydrogel or silicon hydrogel. Soft contact lens market is further divided based on wearing and replacement schedule of the lens. Daily disposable contact lens, extended wear contact lens, weekly replacement, monthly replacement, annual replacement and unplanned replacement schedule contact lenses are some of the types of soft contact lens. Daily disposable contact lenses account for largest percentage share market, accounting for more than 54% of the total soft contact lens market in 2012. While weekly replacement contact lenses are the fastest growing segment. This segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.1% during the forecast period of 2013 to 2019.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Executive Summary
3 Market Overview
4 Contact Lens Market, by Characteristics
5 Contact Lens Market, by Design
6 Contact Lens Market, by Usage
7 Contact Lens Market, by Geography
9 Company Profiles
- Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.
- Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
- Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
- Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
- Essilor International
- Hoya Corporation
- Johnson & Johnson
- STAAR Surgical Company
- SynergEyes, Inc.
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