The global reading glasses market size reached US$ 41.19 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 56.14 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 5.10% during 2023-2028. The aging population, increasing use of digital devices, growing fashion and style trends, the availability of disposable options, the rapid growth of online retail, and rising awareness about vision health represent some of the key factors driving the market.
Reading glasses are corrective eyewear designed to help individuals with presbyopia. Presbyopia is a common age-related condition where the eye's lens loses flexibility, leading to difficulty focusing on close-up objects. Reading glasses contain lenses that provide magnification, allowing the wearer to see and read small print, books, newspapers, or other close-range items with greater clarity. These glasses typically have a lower lens power than prescription glasses for nearsightedness or farsightedness. They are available in various styles, including full-frame, half-frame, or rimless designs, and come in different magnification strengths, often labeled as diopters. Individuals with presbyopia use these glasses while engaging in activities that require clear vision up close, such as reading, writing, sewing, or using electronic devices. Reading glasses are widely available over-the-counter without a prescription, making them convenient for individuals experiencing presbyopia-related vision difficulties. They offer a cost-effective solution for enhancing near vision and are commonly used by people of various age groups to compensate for age-related changes in their eyes' ability to focus on close objects.
Reading Glasses Market Trends:
One of the primary factors driving the market is the rising aging population. As individuals age, they are more likely to experience presbyopia, the age-related loss of near vision. The increasing number of older adults globally creates a growing market for reading glasses as a solution for their vision needs. Additionally, the widespread use of digital devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and computers, has contributed to increased eye strain and visual fatigue. Extended periods of screen time can lead to symptoms like blurred vision and difficulty focusing. Due to this, reading glasses are widely used to alleviate these symptoms and provide relief for those experiencing digital eye strain. Other than this, reading glasses have become a fashion accessory, driven by changing consumer preferences and style trends. As a result, individuals choose stylish frames that complement their personal style. Besides this, the availability of affordable and disposable reading glasses offer convenience and accessibility, allowing users to have multiple pairs for different locations or activities. These options are particularly popular among travelers, individuals who frequently misplace or break their glasses, or those who wear glasses occasionally. In line with this, the rising online retail and e-commerce platforms has made reading glasses more accessible and convenient for consumers. Online platforms offer a wide range of options, allowing users to browse and purchase reading glasses from the comfort of their homes. The convenience of online shopping has contributed to the market growth by reaching a broader customer base. Moreover, the growing awareness about vision health and the importance of regular eye examinations has escalated the demand for reading glasses. Eye health education campaigns and initiatives by healthcare professionals and organizations have highlighted the symptoms of presbyopia and the benefits of using reading glasses, leading to increased adoption among individuals experiencing vision difficulties.
Key Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global reading glasses market, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on the type, age group, and distribution channel.
- Prescription Reading Glasses
- OTC Reading Glasses
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the reading glasses market based on the type. This includes prescription reading glasses and OTC reading glasses. According to the report, prescription reading glasses represented the largest segment.
Age Group Insights:
- Less than 18 Years
- 18-64 Years
- 65 Years and Greater
A detailed breakup and analysis of the reading glasses market based on the age group has also been provided in the report. This includes less than 18 years, 18-64 years, and 65 years and greater. According to the report, 18-64 years accounted for the largest market share.
Distribution Channel Insights:
- Retail Stores
- Online Sales Channels
- Ophthalmology Clinics
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the reading glasses market based on the distribution channel. This includes retail stores, online sales channels, and ophthalmology clinics. According to the report, retail stores represented the largest segment.
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, North America was the largest market for reading glasses. Some of the factors driving the North America reading glasses market included aging population, increasing usage of digital devices, growing fashion and style trends, etc.
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the global reading glasses market. Competitive analysis such as market structure, market share by key players, player positioning, top winning strategies, competitive dashboard, and company evaluation quadrant has been covered in the report. Also, detailed profiles of all major companies have been provided. Some of the companies covered include Ambr Eyewear Limited, Barner, Carl Zeiss AG (Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung), De Rigo Vision S.p.A. (DE RIGO SPA), EssilorLuxottica, Gunnar Optiks LLC, Hoya Corporation, J+S Vision, Pixel Eyewear, Spektrum Glasses Ltd., ThinkOptiks Inc., TrusVision Reaaders, Zenni Optical Inc., etc. Kindly note that this only represents a partial list of companies, and the complete list has been provided in the report.
|Base Year of the Analysis
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Age Group
- Distribution Channel
||Prescription Reading Glasses, OTC Reading Glasses
|Age Groups Covered
||Less than 18 Years, 18-64 Years, 65 Years and Greater
|Distribution Channels Covered
||Retail Stores, Online Sales Channels, Ophthalmology Clinics
|| Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||Ambr Eyewear Limited, Barner, Carl Zeiss AG (Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung), De Rigo Vision S.p.A. (DE RIGO SPA), EssilorLuxottica, Gunnar Optiks LLC, Hoya Corporation, J+S Vision, Pixel Eyewear, Spektrum Glasses Ltd., ThinkOptiks Inc., TrusVision Reaaders, Zenni Optical Inc., etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the global reading glasses market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global reading glasses market?
- What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the global reading glasses market?
- What are the key regional markets?
- Which countries represent the most attractive reading glasses market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
- Which is the most attractive type in the reading glasses market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the age group?
- Which is the most attractive age group in the reading glasses market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the distribution channel?
- Which is the most attractive distribution channel in the reading glasses market?
- What is the competitive structure of the global reading glasses market?
- Who are the key players/companies in the global reading glasses market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the readding glasses market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global reading glasses market.
- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the reading glasses industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.