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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.

Latest insights

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

    • 10/05/17
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Global
    • English

    10/17/17 - 10/19/17
    GfK presents Optics growth drivers at Vision-X Dubai

    Join GfK at Vision-X 2017 for the latest Optics trends, including the product categories and trends that are driving growth in Europe and MENA, and how to grow your business.
    • 03/06/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global
    • English

    European optics market records over €17 billion in 2016

    GfK’s sales tracking of four key European retail optics markets (Italy, France, Spain and Germany), shows a turnover of €17.6 billion for total year 2016. This is a sales value growth of 0.9 percent compared to the previous year. GfK released the findings at the international MIDO 2017 trade fair in Milan.
    • 09/28/16
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Global
    • English

    GfK at Vision-X 2016: Optics trends and GfK Consultancy Clinic

    Join GfK at Vision-X on 25-27 October in Dubai. As well as presenting keynote sessions on the global and regional trends within the Optics industry, GfK is offering complimentary Optics Consultancy Clinics.
    • 09/22/16
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Technology
    • Geomarketing
    • Geodata
    • Picture of the month
    • Global
    • English

    Map of the month: GfK Purchasing Power for photo and optics Germany 2016

    GfK’s Map of the Month for September shows the 2016 regional purchasing power for photography and optics product lines.
  • Brand and Customer Experience (BaCE)

    Brand and Customer Experience (BaCE)

    Brands are under pressure to develop emotional connections and relationships with consumers and business decision makers.  Brands need to respond in-the-moment, to enrich the customer experience – and develop strategies that influence ”moments of truth” throughout individual brand journeys.  

  • Digital Market Intelligence (DMI)

    Digital Market Intelligence (DMI)

    When consumers shop, search, communicate, gather information and engage with companies or brands online, they behave differently depending on which device or screen they are using. They expect a consistent experience regardless of the channel or device they are using.

  • Market Opportunities and Innovation (MOI)

    Market Opportunities and Innovation (MOI)

    Brands are under constant pressure to maintain relevance in an increasingly crowded market. Identifying when, where and how to deliver compelling experiences that deliver new value for both consumers and brands is critical.

  • User Experience (UX)

    User Experience (UX)

    Our user experience (UX) research and design experts help our clients create and improve customer experiences for existing or new products and services

    Today’s consumer is bombarded with promises for compelling experiences. They are sophisticated and demanding.  To be successful, a new product or service needs to be intuitive, usable, engaging and desirable. The user experience needs to be emotional in order to be memorable.

  • Geomarketing


    Our geomarketing solutions and consultancy provide our clients with smart insights into location-specific factors that impact the success of business sites, shops, sales territories, target groups, as well as chain store and distribution networks.

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