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Smart Insights: Optics and Vision Care

Optics is a complex and extremely competitive market-space. With over 20 years experience and consolidated global presence, we are the leading market research consultancy company specialized in this unique Industry. Whether you operate in the vision-care, eyewear or ophthalmic lenses market, GfK can provide you with state-of-the-art market intelligence to support you making the right business decisions.

What we do
Thanks to GfK Point-of-Sales Tracking methodology, we deliver to our business partners consistent, high-quality and timely market data on sunglasses, frames, spectacle lenses, contact lenses and care products solutions for contact lens. GfK Optics Point-of-Sales service include market size, competitive scenario, distribution dynamics, price positioning. All data are provided with smart and comprehensive insights across your global and local markets through face to face presentations and workshops. According to the specific product segment in which you operate we can also provide trends and dynamics at model, pack-size, material and refraction-index level. Our Fit-Audit program for Contact Lenses also provides consumer and brand dynamics, for an ever deeper understanding of the of market drivers and wearers behavior.

Our global network of industry experts can deliver value-added analytics in nearly 30 countries worldwide. Our main offices are based in Milan with regional hubs in Singapore, London, Dubai and the Americas.

We are able to sum-up our market knowledge with the powerfulness of the POS tracking methodology to provide you with facts-based consultancy on market, channels & products across all segments of the Optics Industry.

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Latest insights

Here you can find the latest insights for optics and acoustics industry. View all insights

    • 07/25/16
    • Health
    • Consumer Health
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Prescription / RX
    • Health Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Through the lens: 2016 Optics market updates

    Market-wide consumer confidence has fallen dramatically since the UK's referendum on EU membership. Optics product groups have previously proved resilient to economic uncertainty as witnessed by their robust performance over the 2008/09 UK recession; whether consumer confidence will return over the coming months, and/or to what extent optical product groups will be impacted over a period of likely low economic confidence, will be monitored by GfK on-going. Here we concentrate on performance in Q2 2016, right up to the moment this upheaval occurred. 
    • 09/25/15
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    €8.1 billion turnover in the first half of 2015 for the European optics market

    GfK has announced its latest sales figures for four key European optics markets: Italy, France, Spain and Germany. Total turnover for these markets stands at €8.1 billion for the first half of 2015.
    • 05/20/14
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Home and Living
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Higher priced vision products outperforming the market

    The two largest optics product groups tracked by GfK, spectacle frames and contact lenses, have continued their strong performance into the latest quarter.
    • 03/07/14
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GB Contact Lenses – All roads lead to Daily Si-Hy

    Over 2013 the optical categories tracked by GfK (contact lenses, care products, spectacle frames and sunglasses) achieved combined value growth of +4.6% compared to 2012.
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