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NEW YORK, June 24 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Contact Lenses and Solutions Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Contact Lenses and Solutions in US$ Million by the following segments: 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 estimates and forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2007 through 2015. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 80 companies including many key and niche players such as Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., Alcon Inc., Bausch & Lomb, CIBA Vision Corporation, Contact Lens Portfolio, Lens Care Portfolio, 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.

CONTACT LENSES AND SOLUTIONS MCP-3210

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

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-4

Contact Lenses I-4

Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses I-4

Soft Contact Lenses I-4

Spherical Lenses I-4

Daily Disposable Lenses I-4

Toric Lenses I-4

Multifocals I-4

Cosmetic Lenses I-5

Contact Lens Care Solutions I-5

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

Introduction II-1

Outlook II-1

Diverse Trends to Impact Market II-1

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

Silicon Hydrogel - The Material of Choice II-3

Diversity in Contact Lens Purchasing Patterns II-4

Trends and Issues II-4

Global Contact Lens Market - Bright Potential Ahead II-4

Tracking the Wearer Base: A Key Metric II-5

Table 1: Global Soft Contact Lens Wearer Base (2008):

Percentage of Soft Contact Lens Wearers in Total Adult

Population (15 years and above) by Select Region/Country -

United States, Nordic Countries, The UK and Ireland, The

Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Children - A Key Potential Wearer Segment II-6

Increase in Life Expectancy Augurs Well for Market Growth II-6

Contact Lens Wearing Regimen - Changing User Preferences II-6

Soft Contacts Drive Overall Growth II-6

Table 2: Percentage of Aged Population in Europe, North

America, and Asia (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Silicone Hydrogels: Upward Growth Trajectory II-7

US Leads the Way in Silicone Hydrogel Lens Sales II-8

Specialized Contacts to Boost Market Expansion II-8

Design Improvements Enhance Multifocal Lens Usage II-8

Rigid Gas Permeables - Down But Not Out II-9

Craze for Tints Opens New Avenues II-9

Disposables With a Difference - Focus on Wearer Base II-9

High Popularity of Daily Disposables Restrict SH Lenses

Adoption Outside US II-9

Relatively Flat Growth in Lens Care Solutions II-10

Table 3: Global Contact Lens Care Solutions Market (2007 -

2015): Sales in US$ Million by Product Type - Multipurpose

Solutions, Peroxides, RGP Products and Others (Including

Rewetters) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Multi-Purpose Solutions Help Market Remain Buoyant II-10

R&D - A Major Factor Driving Growth II-11

Competitive Overview II-11

Market Characteristics II-11

Highly Concentrated Marketplace II-11

Some Regional Manufacturers of Disposable Contact Lens II-12

High Entry Barriers II-12

Differentiated Products Offer Edge II-12

CooperVision Loosing Ground in Silicone Hydrogel Lens Segment II-13

Market Participants and Share Data II-13

Table 4: Global Contact Lens Market by Leading Players (2008

and 2009): Market Share Breakdown of Value Sales for

Vistakon, CIBA Vision, Bausch & Lomb, CooperVision, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 5: Global Soft Contact Lens Market by Leading Players

(2007): Market Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Vistakon,

CIBA Vision, Bausch & Lomb, CooperVision, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 6: Leading Players in the Global Multipurpose

Solutions Market (2007): Market Share Breakdown of Value

Sales for Alcon, Bausch & Lomb, AMO, CIBA Vision, and Others

(Including Private Label) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-14

Major Challenges for Manufacturers II-15

Market Restraints II-15

Safety of Contact Lenses: A Major Concern II-15

Developments in Advanced Vision Correction Technologies II-16

Regulatory Standards II-16

2. CONTACT LENSES: A REVIEW II-17

Ophthalmic Goods Industry: A Perspective II-17

Research and Technology Over the Years II-18

A Historical Snapshot II-18

Developments Over the Years II-19

Contact Lenses - A Primer II-19

Summary of Major Lens Types II-20

Contact Lenses - Varied Classification II-22

By Modality II-22

By Lens Material II-22

By Function II-22

By Duration of Wear II-22

Types of Contact Lenses - A Detailed Review II-23

Hard Lenses II-23

PMMA Lenses II-23

Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses II-23

Advantages II-23

Disadvantages II-24

Soft Lenses II-24

Description II-24

Spherical Soft Lenses II-24

Specialty Soft Lenses II-24

Multifocals/Bifocals II-25

Torics II-25

Tinted Lenses II-25

A Focus on Silicone Hydrogel Lenses II-25

Description II-25

Evolution II-26

Types of Silicone Hydrogel Lens Materials Available

Commercially II-26

Key Characteristics II-27

Mechanical Characteristics II-27

Surface Characteristics II-27

Lipid Deposition II-27

Special Designs II-27

Corneal Swelling Response with Silicone Hydrogel Lenses II-27

Low Incidences of Limbal Hyperaemia with Silicone Hydrogels II-28

Clinical Problems Associated with Silicone Hydrogel Lenses II-28

Silicone Hydrogels Lenses - Future Direction II-28

Disposable Soft Lenses II-28

Advantages II-29

Disadvantages II-29

Improper Usage of Disposable Lenses May Cause Corneal Damage II-29

Classification of Contact Lenses by Use II-30

Daily Wear Lenses II-30

Daily Wear Hard Lens II-30

Daily Wear Soft Lens II-30

Daily Wear Hard Gas-Permeable Lens II-31

Extended Wear Lenses II-31

Soft Lenses for Extended Wear II-31

Hard Gas-Permeable Lenses for Extended Wear II-31

Contact Lens Care Solutions II-31

Description II-31

Laxity in Proper Lens Care: Main Cause of Infections II-32

Contact Lens Manufacturing Process II-33

Stages Involved in RGP Lenses Manufacturing II-33

Stages Involved in Conventional Soft Lenses Manufacturing II-33

Stages Involved in Disposable Contact Lenses Manufacturing II-34

Corneal Oxygen and Contact Lens Wear II-34

Corneal Oxygen Requirement II-34

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-35

Astigmatism II-35

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-37

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-38

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-39

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/APPROVALS/ INNOVATIONS II-43

VISTAKON UNVEILS NOVEL 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST BRAND 90-Pack II-43

Bausch & Lomb Reintroduces ReNu® Fresh(TM) MPS with New Bottle

Innovation II-43

Target Unveils LensAlert Contact Lens Care Kit II-43

J&J Vision Care to Introduce 1-Day Acuvue Moist Contact Lens II-44

SEED to Introduce Bifocal Disposable Contact Lenses II-44

STMicroelectronics Develops Advanced Contact Lens for Glaucoma

Patients II-44

New Method Discovered to Predict Success of Contact Lensfor

First-time Wearers II-44

Bausch & Lomb Announces European Launch of ReNu MultiPlus® in

Innovative Bottle II-45

CooperVision Expands Avaira(TM) Hydrogel Lense Parameters II-45

CooperVision Extends Sphere Powers of Proclear® Toric XR

Contact Lenses II-46

Art Optical Introduces RenovationE Lenses II-46

Clearly Contacts Launches Impressions Colors Private Label

Contact Lenses II-46

Unilens Introduces New Monthly Replacement Toric Multifocal

Contact Lenses II-47

Vistakon to Unveil ACUVUE® OASYS(TM) Brand Contact Lenses II-47

Vistakon Introduces ACUVUE® DIRECT(TM) Program II-47

SynergEyes Launches ClearKone(TM) Contact Lens II-48

Seed to Roll Out 1-Day Contact Lenses II-48

Advanced EyeCare Carries CIBA Vision's New Contact Lens

Technology II-48

RevolutionEYES Offers New Bifocal Contact Lens II-49

Alcon Unveils Opti-Free GP Contact Lens Solution II-49

UltraVision Introduces UltraWave® SiH II-49

Contamac Introduces New GP Contact Lens Materials II-49

Art Optical Introduces New Thinsite2 Lens II-50

CooperVision Launches New Biofinity Toric Lens II-50

Alcon Unveils +3.0 Add Power AcrySof® ReSTOR® Aspheric

Intraocular Lens II-50

Bausch & Lomb Launches Crystalens® HD Intraocular Lens II-50

Unilens Vision Rolls Out C-VUE® Advanced(TM) Custom Toric Lens II-50

Unilens Vision Unveils C-VUE 1 Day Aspheric Single Vision

Contact Lens II-51

CooperVision Extends Parameters of Proclear® 1-Day Contact Lenses II-51

CooperVision Extends Sphere Powers of Proclear® Sphere Contact

Lenses II-51

CooperVision Extends Parameters of Biofinity® Silicone

Hydrogel Contact Lenses II-52

Bausch & Lomb to Introduce SofLens® Daily Disposable Contact

Lenses II-52

UltraVision to Unveil KeraSoft®IC Lenses II-52

Bausch & Lomb to Introduce SofLens® Daily Disposable Contact

Lenses II-53

UltraVision to Unveil KeraSoft®IC Lenses II-53

Bausch & Lomb to Introduce SofLens® Daily Disposable Contact

Lenses II-54

UltraVision to Unveil KeraSoft®IC Lenses II-54

Bausch & Lomb to Introduce SofLens® Daily Disposable Contact

Lenses II-55

UltraVision to Unveil KeraSoft®IC Lenses II-55

Alcon Receives FDA Approval for AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR®

Intraocular Lens II-55

Bausch & Lomb Secures Approval for Akreos(TM) Advanced Optics

Aspheric Lens II-56

CooperVision Secures FDA Approval for Biofinity® Silicone

Hydrogel Contact Lenses II-56

Hoya Surgical Optics Wins Approval for iSpheric(TM) Model YA-60BB

Intraocular Lens II-56

SynergEyes Inc. Unveils Post-Surgical Hybrid Contact Lens II-56

Coastal Contacts Launches Contact Lens Solution II-57

AMO Unveils Easy Rub MPS II-57

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-58

Menicon Takes Over Tomey II-58

DAC International Acquires Contamac's Opteq Technology II-58

Novartis to Step Up Ownership Stake in Alcon, Become a

Majority Shareholder II-58

Abbott Laboratories Acquires Advanced Medical Optics II-59

Coastal Contacts Acquires European Company, EyePassion II-59

Hilsinger Acquires C-Clear II-59

Unilens Vision Acquires Aero Contact Lens II-60

Menicon to Take Over David Thomas Contact Lenses II-60

Lens Dynamics to Merge with Firestone Optics II-60

Hoya Corp. to Merge with Hoya Healthcare II-60

Bausch & Lomb and Santen Ink Licensing Agreement II-61

Indo Internacional and Hoya Vision Care Announce Agreement II-61

CooperVision Renames Biomedics® EP as Proclear® EP II-61

Bausch & Lomb to Consolidate Contact Lens Production II-61

Specsaver Establishes New Plant in Mateszalka II-61

Vision Express to Open 500 Eyewear Outlets in India II-62

Odyssey India to Launch The Eyewear Store in India II-62

Hoya to Open Multiple Stores in China II-62

CooperVision to Shut Down US-based Manufacturing Facility II-62

Bausch & Lomb Receive New Technology Intraocular Lens Designation II-63

Oculus Divests Contact Lens and Eye Care Business II-63

Novartis Acquires Minority Stake in Alcon II-63

Bausch & Lomb Acquires eyeonics II-63

Menicon Acquires Rose K II-63

Houchens Acquires Cohen Fashion II-64

AMO and IER Enter Collaboration to Develop Contact Lens Care

Solutions II-64

Sauflon to Construct Contact Lens Factory II-64

Warburg Pincus Acquires Bausch & Lomb II-64

Menicon Acquires Clearlab's Flat Pack Technology II-64

Mi Gwang Acquires ClearLab's International Operations II-65

Essilor Acquires Major Stake in OOGP Inc II-65

Fenway Partners Acquires 1-800 Contacts II-65

AMO Recalls Complete® MoisturePlus(TM) Multipurpose Solution II-65

Inyx Acquires Six OTC Eye-Care Brands from AMO II-65

The Cooper Companies Acquires Ocular Sciences II-66

5. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-67

Abbott Medical Optics, Inc. (USA) II-67

Alcon, Inc. (Switzerland) II-67

Bausch & Lomb, Inc. (USA) II-68

CIBA Vision Corp. (USA) II-69

Contact Lens Portfolio II-69

Lens Care Portfolio II-70

CooperVision, Inc. (USA) II-70

Vistakon (USA) II-70

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-72

Table 7: 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

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 8: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 9: World 13-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, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 10: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 11: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 12: World 13-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, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 13: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 14: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 15: World 13-Year Perspective for Contact Lenses by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Rigid Gas Permeable and Soft Contact Lens Markets for Years

2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 16: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 17: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 18: World 13-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, 2009 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 19: 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 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 20: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 21: World 13-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, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 22: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 23: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 24: World 13-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, 2009 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 25: 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 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 26: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 27: World 13-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, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 28: 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 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 29: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 30: World 13-Year Perspective for Daily Disposable

Lenses by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for USA, Japan, Europe and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 31: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 32: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 33: World 13-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, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 34: 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 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 35: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 36: World 13-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, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 37: 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 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 38: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 39: World 13-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, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 40: 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 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 41: World Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 42: World 13-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, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

US Eye-care Market - Key Vision Statistics III-1

Trends and Issues III-2

The Huge, Untapped Opportunity III-2

Contact Lens Demand Rebounds As Recession Takes Bow III-2

Daily Disposable and Specialty Lenses Provide Impetus to

Growth III-2

More Americans Embrace Specialty Lenses III-2

Specialty Contacts Lead Market Expansion III-3

Improved Designs Boost Use of Multifocal Contact Lenses III-3

Growing Trend Towards No-Rub Multipurpose Solutions III-4

Discomfort Arising from Dry Eyes - A Growing Cause of

Drop Outs III-4

Market Awaits New Silicone Hydrogel Options III-4

Astigmats and Presbyopes to Drive Demand for Contact Lenses III-4

Manufacturers Seek New Ground(s) III-5

New Concerns in Lens Care III-5

The Year 2009 in a Nutshell III-5

Trends in Lens Fits and Refits III-7

By Lens Material III-7

Table 43: US Contact Lens Fits and Refits (2008 & 2009):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Lens Material for Silicone

Hydrogel, Hydrogel, Gas Permeable, Hybrid, and PPMA

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

By Lens Type III-7

Table 44: US Contact Lens Fits and Refits (2008 & 2009):

Percentage Share Breakup by Lens Type for Spherical Soft

Lenses, Toric Soft Lenses, Multifocal Soft Lenses,

Spherical Gas Permeable Lenses, Multifocal Gas Permeable

Lenses, Toric Gas Permeable Lenses and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

By Lens Modality III-8

Table 45: US Soft Contact Lens Fits and Refits (2009):

Percentage Share Breakup by Lens Modality for Biweekly,

Monthly, Daily, Quarterly, Weekly and Annually (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Trends in Patient Visits for Contact Lenses III-9

Contact Lens Patient Visits Defy Recession III-9

Table 46: US Contact Lens Patient Visits in Million

(2007-2009) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 47: US Contact Lens Patient Visits in Millions

(2007-2009) for Silicone Hydrogel Lenses and

Non-silicone Hydrogel Lenses (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-10

Patient Visits Grow Strongly for Specialty Lens Fits III-10

Table 48: US Contact Lens Patient Visits in Millions

(2007-2009) by Lens Type for Spherical Lenses, Toric

Lenses, and Multifocal Lenses (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 49: US Contact Lens Patient Visits in Millions

(2007-2009) by Lens Material Type for Soft Contact

Lenses, and Gas Permeable Lenses (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-11

Patient Visits by Age Group III-11

Table 50: US Contact Lens Patient Visits in Millions

(2007-2009) by Age Group for 17 and Below Years, 18 and 25

Years, 26 and 39 Years, and 40 and Above Years (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Patient Visits by Lens Modality III-12

Table 51: US Contact Lens Patient Visits in Millions

(2007-2009) by Wear Schedule for Daily Wear Contact Lenses

and Extended Wear Contact Lenses (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 52: US Contact Lens Patient Visits in Millions

(2007-2009) by Modality for Daily Disposable Lenses, Weekly

and Biweekly Replacement Lenses, Monthly Replacement

Lenses, Annual Replacement Lenses and Traditional/ Reusable

Lenses (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Consumer Buying Behavior - Eye/Lens Care Solutions III-14

Table 53: US Contact Lens Solutions Purchasing Trend

(2007): Annual Purchase Occasion Per Household Buying

Eye/Lens Care Solutions (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-14

Competitive Scenario III-14

Contact Lenses III-14

Market Structure and Competition III-14

Table 54: US Contact Lenses Market by Leading Players

(2009): Market Share Breakdown of Value Sales for

Vistakon, CIBA Vision, CooperVision, Bausch & Lomb and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 55: US Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses Market by

Leading Players (2008): Market Share Breakdown of Value

Sales for Vistakon, CIBA Vision, Bausch & Lomb and

CooperVision (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 56: US Soft Contact Lenses Market by Leading

Players (2007): Market Share Breakdown of Value Sales for

Vistakon, CIBA Vision, CooperVision, Bausch & Lomb, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Contact Lens Care Solutions III-16

Table 57: US Contact Lens Care Solutions Market by Leading

Players (2007): Market Share Breakdown of Value Sales for

Bausch & Lomb, Alcon, Advanced Medical Optics, CIBA

Vision, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 58: US Soft Contact Multi Purpose Solutions Market

by Leading Players (2007): Market Share Breakdown of Value

Sales for Alcon, Bausch & Lomb, Advanced Medical Optics,

Ciba, and Others (Including Private Label) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Evolution of the Contact Lens Market III-18

The Timeline III-18

Silicone Hydrogel Lenses - An Insight III-19

Adoption of Silicone Hydrogels III-19

US Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lens Market: Leading Products

by Lens Design and Wearing Regimen III-19

US Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lens Market: Product

Offerings of Leading Manufacturers III-20

Table 59: US Contact Lens Market: Monthly Disposable

Spherical Silicone Hydrogel Lenses Offered by Leading

Manufacturers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 60: US Contact Lens Market: Bi-weekly Disposable

Spherical Silicone Hydrogel Lenses Offered by Leading

Manufacturers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Silicone Hydrogels Promise Lucrative Prospects III-21

Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Sales by Leading Brands III-21

Table 61: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market by

Leading Brands (2008): Market Share Breakdown of Value

Sales (at Food Stores, Drug Stores and Mass Merchandisers)

for Opti-Free Replenish, Opti-Free Express, ReNu MultiPlus,

Systane, Clear Care, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 62: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market by

Leading Brands (2008): Market Share Breakdown of Value

Sales (at Drug Stores, Discount Stores and Supermarkets)

for Opti-Free Replenish, Opti-Free Express, ReNu MultiPlus,

Systane, Clear Care, Clear Eyes, AMO Complete, Allergen

Refresh Tears, Genteel, Visine Advanced Relief, Private

Label, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 63: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market by

Leading Brands (2008): Market Share Breakdown of Volume

Sales (at Drug Stores, Discount Stores and Supermarkets) -

Opti-Free Replenish, ReNu MultiPlus, Opti-Free Express,

Clear Eyes, Visine Advanced Relief, Clear Care, Systane,

AMO Complete, Allergen Refresh Tears, Genteel, Private

Label and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 64: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market by

Leading Brands (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales

(at Drug Stores) - Opti-Free Replenish, Opti-Free Express,

Systane, Renu Multiplus, Clear Care, Clear Eyes, Similasan,

Genteal, Refresh Tears, Allergan Refresh Plus, Private

Label and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 65: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market (2008):

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales (at Drug Stores) by

Leading Brands - Opti-Free Replenish, Opti-Free Express,

Systane, Renu Multiplus, Clear Care, Clear Eyes, Similasan,

Genteal, Refresh Tears, Allergan Refresh Plus, Private

Label and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 66: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market by

Leading Brands (2007): Market Share Breakdown of Value

Sales (at Drug Stores) for 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-26

Table 67: US Eye/Contact Lens Care Solutions Market by

Leading Brands (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales

(at Drug Stores) for 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-26

Soft Contact Lens Care Solutions Sales by Leading Brands III-27

Table 68: US Soft Contact Lens Care Solutions Market

(2009): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Opti-Free

Replenish, ReNu MultiPlus, Opti-Free Express, ClearCare,

Complete Easy Rub, Aquify, AOsept/AODisc, ReNu and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Gas Permeable Lens Care Solutions Sales by Leading Brands III-27

Table 69: US Gas Permeable Contact Lens Care Solutions

Market by Leading Brands (2008 and 2009): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales for Boston Simplus, Boston

Advance, Boston, B&L Wetting & Soaking, Optimum

Conditioner, Unique pH and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-28

Contact Lens-A Past Perspective III-28

Contact Lens Usage by Age Group III-28

Table 70: Majority of Soft Contact Lens Wearers in the US

form Part of One of the Following Three Demographic

Categories (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Spherical Still Holds Ground III-29

LASIK Surgery for Vision Correction III-29

Blade-Free LASIK Growing in Popularity III-30

Impact of Demographics III-30

Retail Scenario III-30

Structure III-30

Online Retailing III-31

Marketing Strategies III-31

Distribution Network III-31

Soft Contact Lenses Distribution III-32

RGP Lenses Distribution III-32

Manufacturers and On-line Retailers Lock Horns Over Limited

Distribution Arrangements III-32

Import-Export Scenario III-33

Table 71: US Contact Lenses Exports by Country of

Destination (2008 and 2009): Value in US$ '000 for Japan,

UK, Germany, Singapore, Canada, The Netherlands, Ireland,

Mexico, Hong Kong, Brazil and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 72: US Contact Lenses Market Imports by Country of

Origin (2008 and 2009): Value in US$ '000 for Ireland, UK,

Indonesia, Malaysia, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Canada,

Singapore, China and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-33

Regulatory Environment III-34

Overview III-34

510(k) Clearance III-34

Pre-market Approval III-34

Clinical Safety Trials - A Must in the US III-34

Other FDA Regulations III-35

Law to Regulate Plano/Decorative Contact Lenses III-35

Legislation for Sale of Contact Lenses through All

Distribution Channels III-36

FTC Tightens Noose Against Erroneous On-Line Sales of

Contact Lenses III-36

FCLCA Enacted to Ensure Fairness in Contact Lens Sales III-36

FDA Emphasizes On Lens Care III-37

Product Launches III-37

Strategic Corporate Developments III-45

Focus on Select Key Players III-51

B.Market Analytics III-55

Table 73: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 74: US Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 75: US 13-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 Years 2003, 2009 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

2. CANADA III-58

A.Market Analysis III-58

Outlook III-58

Export and Import Scenario III-58

Table 76: Canadian Contact Lenses Exports (2008 and 2009):

Percentage Breakup of Value Exports by Country of

Destination - United States, Germany, Sweden, Hong Kong,

Pitcairn Island, Armenia, Switzerland, Poland, Libya,

United Arab Emirates and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 77: Canadian Contact Lenses Imports (2008 and 2009):

Percentage Breakup of Value Imports by Country of Origin -

United States, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Malaysia,

Ireland, Germany, Singapore, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Regulatory Environment III-59

Legislation Concerning Use of Contact Lenses at Work Place III-59

Product introduction III-60

B.Market Analytics III-60

Table 78: 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

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 79: Canadian Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 80: Canadian 13-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 Years 2003, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-61

3. JAPAN III-62

A.Market Analysis III-62

Overview III-62

Outlook III-62

Japanese Contact Lens Market - Leading Players III-62

Table 81: Japanese Contact Lens Market (2008): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Leading Players - Vistakon,

Bausch & Lomb, CIBA Vision, CooperVision, Private Labels

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Trends and Issues III-63

Daily Disposables Enjoy Huge Popularity III-63

Dailies and Weeklies - Suiting Lifestyle Needs III-63

The Future Lies in Specialty III-63

Distribution III-63

Arrival of Disposables III-64

Evolution of Contact Lens Market III-64

Japanese Contact Lens Market - A Historic Review III-64

Product Introductions III-65

Strategic Corporate Development III-66

Select Players III-66

B.Market Analytics III-68

Table 82: 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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 83: Japanese Historic Review 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 2001 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 84: Japanese 13-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 Years 2003, 2009 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

4. EUROPE III-71

A.Market Analysis III-71

Outlook III-71

Key Market Trends III-71

Specialty Lens Grow at Impressive Levels III-71

Rapid Penetration of Silicone Hydrogel Lenses III-71

Table 85: European Silicone Hydrogel Lens Market

(2005-2010): Sales in US$ Million (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-71

Profile of Contact Lens Wearer Base III-72

Soft Contact Lens Trends III-72

Soft Contact Lens Penetration by Country III-72

Table 86: Soft Contact Lens Penetration in Select European

Countries (2008): Percentage Penetration by Adult

Population (15 years and above) for Nordic Countries, The

UK and Ireland, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Soft Contact Lens Penetration By Modality III-73

Table 87: Soft Contact Lens Market in Europe (2008):

Percentage Breakup of Value Sales by Modality for Daily

Disposable Lenses; Weekly, Biweekly and Monthly

Replacement Lenses; and Other Replacement Frequencies

Lenses (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Silicone Hydrogel Lenses Still Going Strong III-73

Contact Lens Care Solutions III-74

Purchase of Contact Lenses Online, and from Unqualified

Sellers Trigger Concerns III-74

Product Introductions/Developments III-74

Strategic Corporate Developments III-77

Focus on Select Key Players III-79

B.Market Analytics III-81

Table 88: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

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 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 89: European Historic Review for Contact Lenses and

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