Online Glasses & Contact Lens Retailing in the UK - IBISWorld Industry Market Research

Online Glasses & Contact Lens Retailing in the UK

Online Glasses & Contact Lens Retailing in the UK - IBISWorld Industry Market Research
Online Glasses & Contact Lens Retailing in the UK
Published Sep 01, 2014
26 pages — Published Sep 01, 2014
Price US$ 875.00  |  Buy this Report Now

About This Report


The revenue of the Online Glasses and Contact Lens Retailing industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 16.6% over the five years through 2014-15, reaching £193.5 million. This includes growth of 9.6% in 2014-15. This rapid expansion was made possible by a relaxation in the law governing the sale of glasses and contact lenses in 2005. Greater awareness of the fact that the opticians writing eye prescriptions cannot require their patients to purchase contact lenses, glasses or other industry products at the end of a consultation has encouraged more consumers to fulfil their prescriptions more cheaply online.

Companies in this industry sell optical and eyewear goods over the internet. Merchandise is generally purchased from manufacturers and wholesalers and is sold to the public. The industry excludes the sale of normal sunglasses, but prescription sunglasses are included. The industry only covers firms that retail exclusively online.

The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

Document ID
Report Type
PDF Adobe Acrobat
Buy Now

IBISWorld Industry Market Research—IBISWorld is a leading strategic business information provider that offers comprehensive information on more than 700 US industries covering 4,000 individual product segments. They also provide global industry and industry risk rating reports covering Australia, the United Kingdom and China. IBISWorld data offers detailed analysis on growth trends, the competitive environment and key issues. Reports average 30 to 40 pages and contain figures; market characteristics; product, market and service segmentation; industry conditions, current and historical performance analysis; risk scores; industry participants and market share; factors to success; and 5-year forecasts with forecast analysis.

About the Author

Cite this Report

IBISWorld Industry Market Research. "Online Glasses & Contact Lens Retailing in the UK" Sep 01, 2014. Alacra Store. May 25, 2018. <>
IBISWorld Industry Market Research. (2014). Online Glasses & Contact Lens Retailing in the UK Sep 01, 2014. New York, NY: Alacra Store. Retrieved May 25, 2018 from <>
US$ 875.00
$  £  
Have a Question?

Any questions about the report you're considering? Our Customer Service Team can help! Or visit our FAQs.

More Research

Search all our Market Research from one place.