In focus: The aging population and demand for luxury brands will support industry growth

The Eye Glasses and Contact Lens Stores industry in Canada sells eye glasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, safety eyewear and optical accessories. Over the past five years, the industry has benefited from favourable population demographics. The burgeoning elderly population has boosted the number of optometrist visits to address age-related eyesight issues, such as cataracts and glaucoma. As a result of this trend, more individuals have been conscious of changes to their eyesight prescriptions, thus driving consumer demand for prescription eyewear. Additionally, the industry has been slightly insulated from external competitors, such as online retailers that lack brick-and-mortar more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumer demand for luxury eyewear and more consumers visiting optometrists will boost revenue
  • Changes in consumer demographics are driving demand for optical goods
  • Operators will capitalize on rising consumer demand by increasing their retail presence
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Establishments in the Eye Glasses and Contact Lens Stores industry in Canada typically follow the dispersion of the Canadian population. As a result, highly populated provinces and territories, such as Ontario, which comprises 38.7% of the population, Quebec (22.8%), British Columbia (13.1%) and Alberta (11.7%), have the largest share of optical retailers. Generally, optical retailers locate in highly populated areas to appeal to a range of consumers, from budget-conscious consumers to luxury eyewear buyers. Ontario accounts for 40.9% of total optical retailing establishments, followed by Quebec (22.5%), British Columbia (15.7%) and Alberta (9.8%)...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Ability to franchise operations
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and Demand from optometrists in the Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores Industry?

    Operators in this industry sell eye glasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, safety eyewear and optical accessories. These retail stores may also provide fitting and lens-processing services. This industry excludes the manufacture of lenses, online and mail-order retail of optical goods and sales at optometrists’ offices.

    Industry Products
  • Prescription eye glasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Nonprescription eyewear
  • Eye examinations
  • Other optical goods
  • Industry Activities
  • Prescription eyeglass retailing
  • Contact lens retailing
  • Sunglass retailing
  • Optical accessories retailing
  • In-house lens processing
  • Lens grinding
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Demand from optometrists
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Total health expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Regulatory framework
  • Demographics
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Limited competitors
  • Consumer demographics
  • Table: Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Glasses & Contact Lens Manufacturing in Canada
  • Optometrists in Canada
  • Pharmacies & Drug Stores in Canada
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercentres in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Prescription eye glasses
  • Nonprescription eyewear
  • Contact lenses
  • Other optical goods
  • Eye examinations
  • Other
  • Chart: Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Disposable income
  • Insurance benefits

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 18 to 34
  • Consumers aged 17 and younger
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciation and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Luxottica Group S.p.A., New Look Vision Group Inc.,
  • Table: Luxottica Group S.p.A. - financial performance
  • Table: New Look Vision Group Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Eye Glasses & Contact Lens Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • No. of adults aged 65 and over (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A machine used in eye exams that measures how light is changed as it enters the eye.
  • Cataract Surgery
  • An eye surgery that involves removing all or part of the lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens implant.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Optometrist
  • Individuals that earn a Doctor of Optometry degree, perform eye exams, write prescriptions and dispense eyewear.
  • Point-Of-Sale (Pos)
  • A system used at checkout in retail stores using computers and cash registers to capture transaction data at the time and place of sale.
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