Enterprise Ireland clients can access the Market Research Centre and view a range of reports analysing the Contact Lenses & Eyewear market. To view the reports listed below or if you have any queries, contact us at market.research@enterprise-ireland.com. The MRC is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

The global market for hydrogels totaled $15.6 billion in 2016. The market should total $16.5 billion in 2017 and $22.3 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from 2017 to 2022. – Hydrogels: Applications and Global Markets to 2022

BCC Research

  • Contact Lenses: Technologies and Global Markets
  • Hydrogels: Applications and Global Markets to 2022



  • Eyewear 2018 Edition: A Global Snapshot
  • Eyewear / Luxury Eyewear reports (by country – Worldwide)
  • Spectacles / Contact Lenses and Solutions reports (by country – Worldwide)
  • Eyewear 2018: New Insights and System Refresher
  • 3D Printing in Eyewear Exploring Frames
  • Shift in Positioning for Eyewear
  • Emerging Eyewear Retailing Concepts in Asia Pacific
  • Eyewear Dispensing Going Digital



  • Therapeutic Contact Lenses and Beyond. By: Conlin, Linda. 20/20. May2018, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p103-106.
  • Specialty Contact Lenses: Treat Your Keratoconus Patients Right. By. Chang, Clark Y; DeNaeyer, Gregory W. Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses Mar/Apr 2017
  • Lens Hard Coating. By. Wilkinson, Peter. Optical World Jun2017 Vol. 46 Issue 391
  • Opti PRODUCTS. Optical World. Jun2018, Vol. 47 Issue 400, p19-20.



  • Glasses and Contact Lens Manufacturers in the US
  • Glasses and Contacts Wholesaling in the US
  • Protective Eyewear Manufacturing in the US – Industry Market Research Report
  • Eye Glasses and Contact Lens Stores in the US
  • Sunglasses Stores



  • Manufacturing Opticians
  • Opticians


Company listings are a way of identifying potential customers, collaborators, and competitors. Read our blog on Company Information to see which databases can be used to find information on companies in the Eyewear market.



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