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World Contact Lenses and Solutions Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Contact Lenses and Solutions in Millions of US$. The major product segments analyzed are Contact Lenses and Contact Lens Care Solutions. The sub product segments analyzed include Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses, & Soft Contact Lenses (Spherical Lenses, Daily Disposable Lenses, Toric Lenses, Multifocals, & Cosmetic Lenses). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 75 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Advanced Medical Optics, Alcon, Inc., Bausch & Lomb, CIBA Vision Corporation, CooperVision, Inc., and Vistakon. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


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CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Product Segments I-3
Contact Lenses I-3
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses I-3
Soft Contact Lenses I-4
Spherical Lenses I-4
Daily Disposable Lenses I-4
Toric Lenses I-4
Multifocals I-4
Cosmetic Lenses I-4
Contact Lens Care Solutions I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
Introduction II-1
Table 1: Global Contact Lens Market (2007): Percentage of
Contact Lens Users in Total Population by Select Country -
United States, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1
Outlook II-2
Diverse Trends to Impact Market II-2
Key Shifts in Consumer Preference in the Global Contact
Lens Market II-2
Asia Presents Lucrative Opportunities II-2
Potential Wearer Base Population on the Rise II-3
Technology Advancements Provide Impetus to Volume Growth II-3
Trends and Issues II-3
Global Contact Lens Market - Bright Potential Ahead II-3
Tracking the Wearer Base: A Key Metric II-4
Children - A Key Potential Wearer Segment II-4
Increase in Life Expectancy Augurs Well for Market Growth II-5
Contact Lens Wearing Regimen - Changing User Preferences II-5
Table 2: Global Contact Lenses Market (2005 & 2006):
Percentage of Wearers by Lens Type - Conventional Lenses,
RGP Lenses, One Day Wear Lenses, and Disposable Lenses 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Soft Contacts Drive Overall Growth II-6
Table 3: Percentage of Aged Population in Europe, North
America, and Asia (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Silicone Hydrogels: Upward Growth Trajectory II-7
US Leads the Way in Silicone Hydrogel Lens Sales II-7
Daily Wear Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses - Focus on
Wearer Base II-7
Table 4: Global Contact Lenses Market (2005): Percentage
Wearers of Daily Wear Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses by
Select Country - Canada, United States, Australia,
Singapore, United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, The
Netherlands, Norway, Japan, and Greece (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Specialized Contacts to Boost Market Expansion II-8
Design Improvements Enhance Multifocal Lens Usage II-8
Rigid Gas Permeables - Down But Not Out II-8
Table 5: New RGP Fit and Refit Percentages for Select
Countries - Australia, Canada, Japan, The Netherlands, UK
and US: Recent Past Data for 2003 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9
Craze for Tints Opens New Avenues II-9
Disposables With a Difference - Focus on Wearer Base II-9
Replacement Frequency of Daily, Biweekly and Monthly
Disposable Contact Lenses by Select Regions Worldwide: 2005 II-10
Daily Disposable Spherical Contact Lenses - Wearing Population II-10
Table 6: Global Contact Lenses Market (2005): Percentage
Wearers of Daily Disposable Spherical Contact Lenses by
Select Country - Singapore, United Kingdom, Norway, Japan,
Sweden, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Canada, United States, and
The Netherlands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
High Popularity of Daily Disposables Restrict SH Lenses
Adoption Outside US II-11
Relatively Flat Growth in Lens Care Solutions II-11
Table 7: Global Contact Lens Care Solutions Market
(2004-2010): Sales in US$ Million by Product Type -
Multipurpose Solutions, Peroxides, RGP Products, and Others
(Including Rewetters) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11
Multi-Purpose Solutions Help Market Remain Buoyant II-12
R&D - A Major Factor Driving Growth II-12
Competitive Overview II-12
Market Characteristics II-12
Highly Concentrated Marketplace II-12
Some Regional Manufacturers of Disposable Contact Lens II-13
High Entry Barriers II-13
Differentiated Products Offer Edge II-13
CooperVision Loosing Ground in Silicone Hydrogel Lens Segment II-14
Market Participants and Share Data II-14
Table 8: Leading Players in the Global Contact Lens Market
(2003-2007): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Vistakon, CIBA Vision, Bausch & Lomb, CooperVision, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 9: Leading Players in the Global Soft Contact Lenses
Market (2003 - 2007): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales
for Johnson & Johnson, CIBA Vision, CooperVision, Bausch &
Lomb, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 10: Leading Players in the Global Contact Lens Care
Solutions Market (2004-2007): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Bausch & Lomb, Alcon, Advanced Medical Optics,
CIBA Vision, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 11: Leading Players in the Global Multipurpose
Solutions Market (2004-2007): Percentage Breakdown of Value 
Sales for Alcon, Bausch & Lomb, AMO, CIBA, and Others
(Including Private Label) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16
Major Challenges for Manufacturers II-16
Market Restraints II-16
Safety of Contact Lenses: A Major Concern II-16
Developments in Advanced Vision Correction Technologies II-17
Regulatory Standards II-18

2. Contact Lenses: A Review II-19
Ophthalmic Goods Industry: A Perspective II-19
Research and Technology Over the Years II-19
A Historical Snapshot II-20
Developments Over the Years II-20
Contact Lenses - A Primer II-21
Summary of Major Lens Types II-22
Contact Lenses - Varied Classification II-23
By Modality II-23
By Lens Material II-24
By Function II-24
By Duration of Wear II-24
Types of Contact Lenses - A Detailed Review II-24
Hard Lenses II-24
PMMA Lenses II-24
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses II-24
Soft Lenses II-25
Description II-25
Spherical Soft Lenses II-26
Specialty Soft Lenses II-26
Multifocals/Bifocals II-26
Torics II-26
Tinted Lenses II-26
A Focus on Silicone Hydrogel Lenses II-26
Description II-26
Evolution II-27
Types of Silicone Hydrogel Lens Materials Available
Commercially II-27
Key Characteristics II-27
Mechanical Characteristics II-28
Surface Characteristics II-28
Lipid Deposition II-28
Special Designs II-28
Corneal Swelling Response with Silicone Hydrogel Lenses II-28
Low Incidences of Limbal Hyperaemia with Silicone Hydrogels II-29
Clinical Problems Associated with Silicone Hydrogel Lenses II-29
Silicone Hydrogels Lenses - Future Direction II-29
Disposable Soft Lenses II-29
Advantages II-30
Disadvantages II-30
Improper Usage of Disposable Lenses May Cause Corneal Damage II-30
Classification of Contact Lenses by Use II-30
Daily Wear Lenses II-31
Daily Wear Hard Lens II-31
Daily Wear Soft Lens II-31
Daily Wear Hard Gas-Permeable Lens II-31
Extended Wear Lenses II-31
Soft Lenses for Extended Wear II-32
Hard Gas-Permeable Lenses for Extended Wear II-32
Contact Lens Care Solutions II-32
Description II-32
Laxity in Proper Lens Care Main Cause of Infections II-33
Contact Lens Manufacturing Process II-33
Stages Involved in RGP Lenses Manufacturing II-33
Stages Involved in Conventional Soft Lenses Manufacturing II-34
Stages Involved in Disposable Contact Lenses Manufacturing II-34
Corneal Oxygen and Contact Lens Wear II-35
Corneal Oxygen Requirement II-35
Transmission of Oxygen Through Lenses II-35
Endothelial Response to Contact Lens Hypoxia II-35
Ocular Disorders Corrected by Contact Lens Use II-35
Myopia II-35
Hyperopia II-36
Astigmatism II-36
Presbyopia II-36
Aphakia II-36
Methods for Vision Correction Using Contact Lenses II-37
Monovision II-37
Orthokeratology II-37
Complications Arising Out of Contact Lens Use II-37
Dehydration II-37
Protein and Lipid Deposition II-37
Contact Lens Usage at Work II-38
Specific Hazards Associated with Wearing Soft Contact Lenses II-38
Specific Hazards Associated with Wearing Hard Contact Lenses II-38
Wearing Contact Lenses While Using Respirators II-38
Employer's Responsibility for Safe Work Conditions for
Contact Lens Wearers II-39
Contact Lenses in Sports II-39
Specialized Contact Lenses for Sports II-39
Regulations Impacting the Industry II-39
Clinical Safety Trials - A Must in the US II-39
CE-Mark for Medical Devices in Europe II-40
Alternative Technologies to Contact Lenses II-40
Intrastromal Corneal Ring II-40
Radial Keratotomy II-40
Laser Vision Correction II-40
Laser Vision Correction - Key Benefits Ranked in the Order
of Relative Importance to Patients II-40
Photorefractive Keratectomy II-41
LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) II-41
Research Indicates LASIK to Be Safer Compared to Contact
Lenses II-41
Implantable Contact Lenses II-42

3. Product Launches/Innovations II-43
SynergEyes Inc. Unveils Post-Surgical Hybrid Contact Lens II-43
Coastal Contacts Launches Contact Lens Solution II-43
AMO Unveils Easy Rub MPS II-43
CooperVision Introduces Biomedics(R) XC Soft Contact Lenses II-43
CooperVision Introduces Biofinity Contact Lens II-44
CooperVision Launches Single-use Toric Lens in Japan II-44
CIBA Releases FreshLook One-Day, Daily Disposable ColorContact
Lenses II-44
Unilens Releases C-VUE Aspheric Lens II-44
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Introduces 1-day Acuvue in India II-44
Bausch & Lomb Introduces PureVision Multifocal II-45
Bausch & Lomb Introduces Nike MaxSight Contact Lenses II-45
Bausch & Lomb Re-Launches Advanced PureVision in the US II-45
CIBA Launches Focus Dailies, 1-Day Disposable Lens II-45
CIBA Vision Introduces Dailies Aqua Contact Lenses II-45
CIBA Vision Rolls Out CIBASOFT(R) Progressive Toric II-46
CooperVision Launches PC Hydrogels New Contact Lens Material II-46
Johnson & Johnson Launches Acuvue Advance with Hydraclear II-46
Menicon Introduces Menicon 1day Disposable Contact Lens in Japan II-46
UltraVision Introduces Kerasoft(TM) DuraWave(R) Contact Lens II-47
Vistakon Launches Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses II-47
Unilens Launches Toric Contact Lens for Astigmatism II-47
US Inventors Develop Novel Deblocking Contact Lens II-47
US Inventor Develops New Blue Blocking Eye Wear II-47
Vistakon Introduces ACUVUE(R) ADVANCE(TM) in the Middle East II-47
Bausch & Lomb Introduces ReNu Contact Lens Solution II-48
CooperVision Launches Proclear Multifocal Contact Lenses II-48

4. Recent Industry Activity II-49
Menicon Acquires Clearlab's Flat Pack Technology II-49
AMO Recalls Complete(R) MoisturePlus(TM) Multipurpose Solution II-49
Mi Gwang Acquires ClearLab's International Operations II-49
Warburg Pincus Acquires Bausch & Lomb II-49
Essilor Acquires Major Stake in OOGP Inc II-49
Fenway Partners Acquires 1-800 Contacts II-50
Coastal Contacts Acquires Online Contact Lens Distributor II-50
Inyx Acquires Six OTC Eye-Care Brands from AMO II-50
NKL and Menicon Enter into Agreement for Contact Lens II-51
ASDA Partners with TradeDoubler to Launch Online Marketing
Program II-51
Bausch & Lomb Withdraws ReNu with MoistureLoc II-51
Seed to Establish Disposable Contact Lens Plant in Japan II-51
Lagado Obtains FDA Approval to Market Contact Lens Material II-52
SynergEyes Gains US FDA Approval for Marketing PS Hybrid Lenses II-52
The Cooper Companies Acquires Ocular Sciences II-52
Selenium Inks Collaborative Pact with Australian Institute for
Eye Research II-52
CIBA Vision Chooses Kirshenbaum for Advertising of FreshLook
Brand II-52
Grant Biosignal Gets Government Grant for Anti-Bacterial
Contact Lenses II-53
Tesco Commences Contact Lenses Sales through Pharmacy Stores II-53
Asda Commences Online Sales of Contact Lenses II-53
Ultravision Selects VBN to Develop Online Source for Contact Lens II-53
B&L Receives FDA Clearance for Additional Labeling Claims II-53
B&L Receives FDA Approval for PureVision Toric Lenses II-54
SynergEyes Receives FDA Approval for Hybrid Contact Lenses II-54
Alcon Receives FDA Approval for OPTI-FREE(R) RepleniSH(R) MPDS II-54
CooperVision Obtains FDA 510(K) Clearance to Market Biofinity(TM)
Contact Lenses II-54
Vistakon's Acuvue Oasys Contact Lens Gains FDA Approval for
Additional Indication II-54
Bausch & Lomb Obtains FDA Approval for Maxsight Sport-Tinted
Lenses II-54
1-800 Contacts Acquires VisionTec II-55
Optical Connection Joins Hands with Ophthonix II-55

5. Focus on Select Global Players II-56
Advanced Medical Optics Inc. (USA) II-56
Alcon Inc. (Switzerland) II-56
Bausch & Lomb (USA) II-57
CIBA Vision Corporation (USA) II-58
CooperVision, Inc. (USA) II-58
Vistakon (USA) II-59

6. Global Market Perspective II-60
Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Contact Lenses and Solutions by Geographic Region/Country -
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 13: World Long-term Projections for Contact Lenses and
Solutions by Geographic Region/Country - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 14: World 10-Year Perspective for Contact Lenses and
Solutions by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Contact Lenses by Geographic Region/Country - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 16: World Long-term Projections for Contact Lenses by
Geographic Region/Country - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 17: World 10-Year Perspective for Contact Lenses by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Contact Lenses by Product Segment - Rigid Gas Permeables and
Soft Contact Lens Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 19: World Long-term Projections for Contact Lenses by
Product Segment - Rigid Gas Permeables and Soft Contact Lens
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 20: World 10-Year Perspective for Contact Lenses by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Rigid Gas Permeable Soft Contact Lens Markets for Years 2003,
2008 & 2012 II-67

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses by Geographic Region/
Country - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 22: World Long-term Projections for Rigid Gas Permeable
Contact Lenses by Geographic Region/Country - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 23: World 10-Year Perspective for Rigid Gas Permeable
Contact Lenses by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Soft Contact Lenses by Geographic Region/Country - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 25: World Long-term Projections for Soft Contact Lenses
by Geographic Region/Country - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 26: World 10-Year Perspective for Soft Contact Lenses by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Soft Contact Lenses by Product Segment - Spherical Lenses,
Daily Disposable Lenses, Toric Lenses, Multifocals and
Cosmetic Lenses Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 28: World Long-term Projections for Soft Contact Lenses
by Product Segment - Spherical Lenses, Daily Disposable
Lenses, Toric Lenses, Multifocals, and Cosmetic Lenses
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 29: World 10-Year Perspective for Soft Contact Lenses by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Markets for Spherical Lenses, Daily Disposable Lenses, Toric
Lenses, Multifocals and Cosmetic Lenses Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 30: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Spherical Lenses by Geographic Region/Country - USA, Japan,
Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 31: World Long-term Projection for Spherical Lenses by
Geographic Region/Country - USA, Japan, Europe, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 32: World 10-Year Perspective for Spherical Lenses by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for USA, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 33: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Daily Disposable Lenses by Geographic Region/Country - USA,
Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 34: World Long-term Projections for Daily Disposable
Lenses by Geographic Region/Country - USA, Japan, Europe, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 35: World 10-Year Perspective for Daily Disposable
Lenses by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for USA, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 36: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Toric Lenses by Geographic Region/Country - USA, Japan,
Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 37: World Long-term Projections for Toric Lenses by
Geographic Region/Country - USA, Japan, Europe, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 38: World 10-Year Perspective for Toric Lenses by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for USA, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 39: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Multifocals by Geographic Region/Country - USA, Japan, Europe,
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 40: World Long-term Projections for Multifocals by
Geographic Region/Country - USA, Japan, Europe, and ) Rest of 
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 41: World 10-Year Perspective for Multifocals by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for USA, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World "Markets for
Years 2003, 2008 & 2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 42: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Cosmetic Lenses by Geographic Region/Country - USA, Japan,
Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 43: World Long-term Projections for Cosmetic Lenses by
Geographic Region/Country - USA, Japan, Europe, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 44: World 10-Year Perspective for Cosmetic Lenses by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for USA, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 45: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Contact Lens Care Solutions by Geographic Region/Country -
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 46: World Long-term Projections for Contact Lens Care
Solutions by Geographic Region/Country - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 47: World 10-Year Perspective for Contact Lens Care
Solutions by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-93


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
US Eye-care Market - Key Vision Statistics III-1
Trends and Issues III-1
Daily Disposable and Specialty Lenses Provide Impetus to
Growth III-1
Specialty Contacts Lead Market Expansion III-2
Table 48: US Contact Lenses Market (2005): Annual Cost
(in US$) of Wearing Daily Disposable and Two-week
Disposable Lenses by Company - Vistakon (Johnson &
Johnson), Bausch & Lomb, and CIBA Vision (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Improved Designs Boost Use of Multifocal Contact Lenses III-3
Manufacturers Seek New Ground(s) III-3
Growing Trend Towards No-Rub Multipurpose Solutions III-3
Discomfort Arising from Dry Eyes - A Growing Cause of
Drop Outs III-4
Competitive Scenario-Present & Past III-4
Contact Lenses III-4
Market Structure and Competition III-4
Table 49: Leading Players in the US Contact Lens Market
(2004-2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Vistakon, CIBA Vision, Cooper Vision, Ocular Sciences,
Bausch & Lomb, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 50: Leading Players in the US Soft Contact Lenses
Market (2004 & 2007): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales
for Johnson & Johnson, CIBA Vision, Ocular Sciences,
CooperVision, Bausch & Lomb, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 51: Leading Players in the US Rigid Gas Permeable
Lens Market (2004): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales
for Bausch & Lomb, Paragon Vision Sciences, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 52: Toric Lens New Fits in the US: Market Shares of
Leading Players - Cooper Vision, Bausch & Lomb, CIBA
Vision, Vistakon, Ocular Sciences, and Others - (Recent
Past Data for 2001-2003) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7
Contact Lens Care Solutions III-7
Table 53: Leading Players in the US Contact Lens Care
Solutions Market (2005-2007): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales for Bausch & Lomb, Alcon, Advanced Medical
Optics, CIBA Vision, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 54: Leading Players in the US Soft Contact Multi Purpose
Solutions Market (2004-2007): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Alcon, Bausch & Lomb, AMO, CIBA, and Others
(Including Private Label) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)III-8
Evolution of the Contact Lens Market III-9
The Timeline III-9
Silicone Hydrogel Lenses - A Perspective III-10
Adoption of Silicone Hydrogels III-10
US Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lens Market: Leading Products
by Lens Design and Wearing Regimen III-10
US Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lens Market: Product
Offerings of Leading Manufacturers III-10
US Contact Lens Market: Monthly Disposable Spherical
Silicone Hydrogel Lenses Offered by Leading Manufacturers III-11
US Contact Lens Market: Bi-weekly Disposable Spherical
Silicone Hydrogel Lenses Offered by Leading Manufacturers III-11
Silicone Hydrogels Promise Lucrative Prospects III-11
Table 55: US Contact Lens Market (2004-2009): Percentage
Sales (i) of Silicone Hydrogels in Total Market (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12
Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Sales by Leading Brands III-12
Table 56: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market (2007):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales(i) (at Drug Stores) by
Leading Brands - Opti Free Replenish, Opti Free Express,
Renu Multiplus, Systane, Clear Care, Similasan, Refresh
Tears, Clear Eyes, Refresh Plus, Genteal, Private Labels,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 57: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market (2007):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales(i) (at Drug Stores) by
Leading Brands - Opti Free Replenish, Opti Free Express,
Renu Multiplus, Clear Eyes, Systane, Similasan, Clear Care,
Refresh Tears, Genteal, Refresh Plus, Private Labels,
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
Contact Lens-A Past Perspective III-13
Table 58: US Contact Lenses Market (2003-2005): Percentage
of Wearers in Total Adult Population Requiring Vision
Correction (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 59: US Contact Lenses Market (2004): Percentage
Breakdown of Number of Wearers by Type of Contact Lens -
Soft Contact Lenses, Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses, and Hard
Contact Lenses (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 60: Percentage Breakup of Contact Lens Wearer Base by
Lens Type: RGP and Soft (Disposables, PRP, and Reusable) -
Recent Past Data for 2000 - 2002 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 61: Contact Lens Wearer Base in the US (2001):
Percentage Breakup by Gender and Lens Type - RGP and Soft
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 62: US Contact Lenses Market (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Prescription by Lens Type -Silicone
Hydrogel Daily Wear, Soft Extended Wear, Rigid Gas
Permeable, Daily Disposable and Other Soft Daily Wear
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 63: New Fits and Refits of Disposable Contact Lenses in
the US: Replacement Interval by Lens Type for Daily
Disposables, Biweekly Disposables, Monthly Replacement, and
Quarterly Replacement - (Recent Past Data for 2000-2003)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15
Contact Lens Usage by Age Group III-15
Table 64: Majority of Soft Contact Lens Wearers in the US
form Part of One of the Following Three Demographic
Categories (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 65: US Contact Lens Market (1995 & 2005): Percentage
of Wearers by Age Group - 13 -17, 18 - 34, 35 - 49, 50 and
Above (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 66: RGP Lens Wearer Base in the US (2001):
Percentage Breakup by Age Group - 17 Years & below, 18 to
25 Years, 26 to 39 Years, and 48 Years & above (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 67: Soft Contact Lens Wearer Base in the US (2001):
Percentage Breakup by Age Group - 17 Years & below, 18 to 25
Years, 26 to 39 Years, and 48 Years & above (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17 
Spherical Still Holds Ground III-17
Table 68: Specialty and Spherical Soft Lens Fits in the US
(2000-2002): Patient Visits by Lens Type Dispensed -
Spherical, Toric, Multifocal and Color Lens (Visits in
Thousands) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17
LASIK Surgery for Vision Correction III-17
Blade-Free LASIK Growing in Popularity III-18
Leading Brands of Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions- A Recent
Past and Historic Perspective III-18
Table 69: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales(i) (at Drug Stores) by
Leading Brands - Alcon Opti-Free, Bausch & Lomb ReNu
Multiplus, Alcon Systane, Allergan Refresh Tears, Clear
Eyes, Allergan Refresh Plus, Visine, Bausch & Lomb ReNu
w/MoistureLoc, Visine Advanced Relief, Alcon Naphcon A, &
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 70: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales(i) (at Drug Stores) by
Leading Brands -Bausch & Lomb ReNu Multiplus, Alcon
Opti-Free, Clear Eyes, Visine, Visine Advanced Relief,
Alcon Systane, Allergan Refresh Tears, Amo Complete, Bausch
& Lomb ReNu w/MoistureLoc, Bausch & Lomb Opcon A, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 71: US Eye/Lens Care Solutions Market (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales(i) (at Drug Stores) by
Leading Brands - Renu Multiplus, Opti-Free Express, Refresh
Tears, Renu, Genteal, Refresh Plus, Visine, Clear Eyes,
Opti-Free, Systane, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 72: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market (2004):
Volume Sales by Leading Brands - Renu Multiplus, Opti-Free
Express, Visine, Clear Eyes, Renu, Refresh Tears,
Opti-Free, Genteal, Refresh Plus, and Systane (In '000
Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 73: US Eye/Lens Care Solutions Market (2000-2002):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading Brands -
Opti-Free Express, Renu Multiplus, Renu, Aosept, Opti-Free,
Private Label, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 74: US Eye/Lens Care Solutions Market (2000 & 2001):
Volume Sales in Million Units by Leading Brands - Opti-Free
Express, Renu Multiplus, Renu, Sensitive Eye, Aosept, and
Opti-Free (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 75: US Eye/Lens Care Solutions Market (2000-2002):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales (i) by Distribution
Channel - Discount Stores, Chain Drug Stores, Food/Drug
Combination Stores, Supermarkets, and Independent Drug
Stores (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 76: US Eye/Lens Care Solutions Market (2001): Value
and Volume Sales (at Drug Stores) by Leading Brands - Renu
Multiplus, Opti-Free Express, Renu, Genteal, Refresh Tears,
Refresh Plus, Opti-Free, Aosept, and Visine (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 77: Leading Players in the US Eye/Lens Care Solutions
Market (1999 & 2000): Sales in US$ Million for Bausch &
Lomb, Alcon/Nestle, CIBA Vision, Allergan, Pfizer, Polymer
Tech, Abbott Labs, Del Labs, and Advanced Vision Research
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22
Impact of Demographics III-23
Retail Scenario III-23
Structure III-23
Table 78: Eye-Care Retailers in the US (2005): Percentage
Share Breakdown by Major Outlets -
(Ophthalmologists/Optometrists, Wal-Mart, Luxottica
Retail, 1-800 Contact, Costco and Others) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24
Online Retailing III-24
Marketing Strategies III-24
Distribution Network III-24
Table 79: US Contact Lens7es Market (2003-2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Distribution Channel -
Independents, Mass Merchandisers Chains, and Other
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 
Soft Contact Lenses Distribution III-25
RGP Lenses Distribution III-25
Manufacturers and On-line Retailers Lock Horns Over Limited
Distribution Arrangements III-25
Regulatory Environment III-26
Overview III-26
510(k) Clearance III-26
Pre-market Approval III-26
Clinical Safety Trials - A Must in the US III-27
Other FDA Regulations III-27
Law to Regulate Plano/Decorative Contact Lenses III-27
Legislation for Sale of Contact Lenses through All
Distribution Channels III-28
FTC Tightens Noose Against Erroneous On-Line Sales of
Contact Lenses III-28
FCLCA Enacted to Ensure Fairness in Contact Lens Sales III-28
Import-Export Scenario: Recent Past Data III-29
Table 80: US Contact Lenses Markets (2001): Exports by
Country of Destination- UK, Japan, Singapore, Canada,
Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Italy, South Korea,
Mexico, and Others (In US$ '000) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 81: US Contact Lenses Market (2001): Exports by
Country of Destination-UK, Japan, Singapore, South Korea,
Italy, Canada, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, Spain, and Others
(In '000 Pairs) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 82: US Contact Lenses Market (2001): Imports by
Country of Origin Indonesia, UK, Ireland, Germany,
Singapore, Canada, South Korea, Italy, Netherlands,
Finland, and Others (In US$ '000) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 83: US Contact Lenses Market (2001): Imports by
Country of Origin- UK, Ireland, Indonesia, Singapore, South
Korea, Germany, Finland, Canada, Taiwan, Italy, and Others
(In '000 Pairs) III-30
Product Launches III-30
Strategic Corporate Developments III-34
Select Players III-38
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 84: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Contact Lenses and Solutions by Product Segment - Contact
Lenses (Rigid Gas Permeables and Soft Contact Lens
(Spherical Lenses, Daily Disposable Lenses, Toric Lenses,
Multifocals, and Cosmetic Lenses)) and Contact Lens Care 
Solutions Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 85: US Long-term Projections for Contact Lenses and
Solutions by Product Segment - Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas
Permeables and Soft Contact Lens (Spherical Lenses, Daily
Disposable Lenses, Toric Lenses, Multifocals, and Cosmetic
Lenses)) and Contact Lens Care Solutions Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 86: US 10-Year Perspective for Contact Lenses and
Solutions by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas Permeables and
Soft Contact Lens (Spherical Lenses, Daily Disposable
Lenses, Toric Lenses, Multifocals, and Cosmetic Lenses)) and
Contact Lens Care Solutions Markets for 2003, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

2. Canada III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Outlook III-44
Regulatory Environment III-44
Legislation Concerning Use of Contact Lenses at Work Place III-44
B.Market Analytics III-45
Table 87: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Contact Lenses and Solutions by Product Segment -
Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas Permeables and Soft Contact Lens)
and Contact Lens Care Solutions Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 88: Canadian Long-term Projections for Contact Lenses
and Solutions by Product Segment - Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas
Permeables and Soft Contact Lens) and Contact Lens Care
Solutions Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 89: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Contact Lenses
and Solutions by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas Permeable and
Soft Contact Lens) and Contact Lens Care Solutions Markets
for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

3. Japan III-47
A.Market Analysis III-47
Overview III-47
Outlook III-47
Evolution of Contact Lens Market III-47
Trends and Issues III-48
Daily Disposables Enjoy Huge Popularity III-48
Dailies and Weeklies - Suiting Lifestyle Needs III-48
The Future Lies in Specialty III-48
Distribution III-48
Japanese Contact Lens Market - A Historic Review III-49
Arrival of Disposables III-49
Product Introductions/Developments III-50
Strategic Corporate Development III-50
Select Players III-51
B.Market Analytics III-51
Table 90: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Contact Lenses and Solutions by Product Segment -
Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas Permeable and Soft Contact Lens
(Spherical Lenses, Daily Disposable Lenses, Toric Lenses,
Multifocals, and Cosmetic Lenses)) and Contact Lens Care
Solutions Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 91: Japanese Long-term Projections for Contact Lenses
and Solutions by Product Segment - Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas
Permeable and Soft Contact Lens (Spherical Lenses, Daily
Disposable Lenses, Toric Lenses, Multifocals, and Cosmetic
Lenses)) and Contact Lens Care Solutions Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 92: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Contact Lenses
and Solutions by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas Permeable and
Soft Contact Lens (Spherical Lenses, Daily Disposable
Lenses, Toric Lenses, Multifocals, and Cosmetic Lenses)) and
Contact Lens Care Solutions Markets for 2003, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4. Europe III-54
A.Market Analysis III-54
Outlook III-54
Key Trends III-54
Specialty Lens Grow at Impressive Levels III-54
Rapid Penetration of Silicone Hydrogel Lenses III-54
Table 93: European Silicone Hydrogel Lens Market (2005-
2010): Sales in US$ Million (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54
Competitive Landscape-A Past Perspective III-54
Table 94: Leading Players in the European Soft Contact
Lens Market (2001-2004): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Vistakon, CIBA Vision, Bausch & Lomb, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 95: Leading Players in the European Contact Lens Care
Solutions Market (2001-2004): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Advanced Medical Optics, Bausch & Lomb, Alcon,
CIBA Vision, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55
Profile of Contact Lens Wearer Base III-56
Table 96: European Contact Lenses Market (2001):
Penetration by Select Country - France, Germany, UK, Italy
and Spain (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56
Soft Contact Lens Wearer Base III-56
Product Introductions/Developments III-56
Strategic Corporate Developments III-57
Select Players III-58
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 97: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Contact Lenses and Solutions by Geographic
Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest
of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 98: European Long-term Projections for Contact Lenses
and Solutions by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 99: European 10-Year Perspective for Contact Lenses
and Solutions by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage
Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 100: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Contact Lenses and Solutions by Product Segment -
Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas Permeable and Soft Contact Lens
(Spherical Lenses, Daily Disposable Lenses, Toric Lenses,
Multifocals, and Cosmetic Lenses)) and Contact Lens Care
Solutions Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 101: European Long-term Projections for Contact Lenses
and Solutions by Product Segment - Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas
Permeable and Soft Contact Lens (Spherical Lenses, Daily
Disposable Lenses, Toric Lenses, Multifocals, and Cosmetic
Lenses)) and Contact Lens Care Solutions Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 102: European 10-Year Perspective for Contact Lenses
and Solutions by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas Permeable and
Soft Contact Lens (Spherical Lenses, Daily Disposable
Lenses, Toric Lenses, Multifocals, and Cosmetic Lenses))
and Contact Lens Care Solutions Markets for 2003, 2008 &
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

4a. France III-66
A.Market Analysis III-66
Ophthalmic Devices - Historic Statistical Data III-66
Table 103: Ophthalmic Devices and Accessories Market in
France (2000-2002): Percentage Breakup by Segment - Lenses,
Frames, Contact Lenses and Lens Care Products, Sunglasses,
and Accessories (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66
B.Market Analytics III-67
Table 104: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Contact Lenses and Solutions by Product Segment - Contact
Lenses (Rigid Gas Permeable and Soft Contact Lens) and
Contact Lens

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