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Global Photochromic Lenses Market by Type (Glass, Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat), Mid-Index Plastic (1.53 to 1.65), High-Index Plastic (Above 1.65), Polycarbonate), By Application (Children, Outdoor Activities, People with Light Sensitivity, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Photochromic Lenses Market by Type (Glass, Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat), Mid-Index Plastic (1.53 to 1.65), High-Index Plastic (Above 1.65), Polycarbonate), By Application (Children, Outdoor Activities, People with Light Sensitivity, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 139385 3300 Consumer Goods 377 230 Pages 4.9 (35)

Market Overview:

The global photochromic lenses market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to factors such as an increase in the number of people with light sensitivity, rising demand for sunglasses and eyeglasses, and technological advancements. The global photochromic lenses market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into glass photochromic lenses, standard plastic (1.53 coat and uncoat) photochromic lenses, mid-index plastic (1.53 to 1.65) photochromic lenses, high-index plastic (above 1.65) photochromic lenses,, and polycarbonatephoto chromatic lenssegments .

Global Photochromic Lenses Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Photochromic lenses are eyeglasses or sunglasses that automatically darken upon exposure to sunlight. They are made of photochromic material, which is a chemical compound that changes color in the presence of light. The lenses usually become about 50% darker and can last up to several hours.


Glass is a transparent material, which can be used in the manufacturing of photochromic lenses. These lenses are able to darken or lighten according to the amount of UV radiation that passes through them. The most commonly used type of glass for photochromic lenses is borosilicate glass because it's soft and has low thermal expansion property.

Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat):

The Standard Plastic (1.53 coat and Uncoat) is a type of plastic with the properties to change its optical properties by exposure or lack of UV light. The most common application of this product is in photochromic lenses, which can be used for changing the color from clear to dark brown or vice versa as per consumer requirements.

Application Insights:

The people with light sensitivity application segment accounted for the largest market share in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period. The photochromic lenses are used by people who are sensitive to sunlight as they help in reducing exposure to harmful UV rays by changing color from clear/natural lens to dark tinted lens when exposed to sunlight, which protects eyes from damage.

The outdoor activities application segment is expected register significant growth over the forecast period owing to rising use of photochromic lenses among sportspersons and adventure enthusiasts for protection against sun rays and enhancing visibility in low light conditions. Adventurers require photochromic lenses that can protect their eyes from strong glare while skiing, hiking, biking or camping under sunny conditions without having any negative impact on vision clarity or color accuracy. Such factors are anticipated fuel product demand during the forecast period especially among young adults aged 18-30 years globally.

Regional Analysis:

North America accounted for the largest share of over 35.0% in 2017 owing to the high demand for photochromic lenses from U.S., which is one of the major consumers of photochromic products. The presence of a large number of Photochromics, Inc.

Asia Pacific is expected to be one of fastest growing regions with CAGR exceeding 7% during forecast period due to increasing awareness about new technologies among people.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses with photochromic lenses from the general population.
  • Growing popularity of outdoor activities and sports, which in turn is driving the demand for photochromic lenses in sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses.
  • Technological advancements that are making photochromic lenses more durable, scratch-resistant, and heat-resistant are aiding their growth prospects.
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of using photochromic lenses among consumers is also propelling market growth.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Photochromic Lenses Market Research Report

By Type

Glass, Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat), Mid-Index Plastic (1.53 to 1.65), High-Index Plastic (Above 1.65), Polycarbonate

By Application

Children, Outdoor Activities, People with Light Sensitivity, Others

By Companies

Essilor (Transitions Optical), Carl Zeiss, Vision Ease, Corning, Hoya Vision, Rodenstoc, ...

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Photochromic Lenses Market Report Segments:

The global Photochromic Lenses market is segmented on the basis of:


Glass, Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat), Mid-Index Plastic (1.53 to 1.65), High-Index Plastic (Above 1.65), Polycarbonate

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Children, Outdoor Activities, People with Light Sensitivity, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Essilor (Transitions Optical)
  2. Carl Zeiss
  3. Vision Ease
  4. Corning
  5. Hoya Vision
  6. Rodenstoc
  7. ...

Global Photochromic Lenses Market Overview

Highlights of The Photochromic Lenses Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Glass
    2. Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat)
    3. Mid-Index Plastic (1.53 to 1.65)
    4. High-Index Plastic (Above 1.65)
    5. Polycarbonate
  1. By Application:

    1. Children
    2. Outdoor Activities
    3. People with Light Sensitivity
    4. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Photochromic Lenses Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Photochromic Lenses Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
  3. Implemented Robust Methodology to Prepare the Report
  4. Includes Graphs, Statistics, Flowcharts, and Infographics to Save Time
  5. Industry Growth Insights Provides 24/5 Assistance Regarding the Doubts in the Report
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Photochromic lenses are a type of lens that can change their color according to the light exposure. This allows them to adjust their visibility in different lighting conditions.

Some of the major companies in the photochromic lenses market are Essilor (Transitions Optical), Carl Zeiss, Vision Ease, Corning, Hoya Vision, Rodenstoc.

The photochromic lenses market is expected to register a CAGR of 6.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Photochromic Lenses Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Photochromic Lenses Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Photochromic Lenses Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Photochromic Lenses Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Photochromic Lenses Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Photochromic Lenses Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Photochromic Lenses Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Photochromic Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Glass
      5.3.2. Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat)
      5.3.3. Mid-Index Plastic (1.53 to 1.65)
      5.3.4. High-Index Plastic (Above 1.65)
      5.3.5. Polycarbonate
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Photochromic Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Children
      6.3.2. Outdoor Activities
      6.3.3. People with Light Sensitivity
      6.3.4. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Photochromic Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Photochromic Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Photochromic Lenses Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Photochromic Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Children
      9.4.2. Outdoor Activities
      9.4.3. People with Light Sensitivity
      9.4.4. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Glass
      9.7.2. Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat)
      9.7.3. Mid-Index Plastic (1.53 to 1.65)
      9.7.4. High-Index Plastic (Above 1.65)
      9.7.5. Polycarbonate
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Photochromic Lenses Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Photochromic Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Children
      10.4.2. Outdoor Activities
      10.4.3. People with Light Sensitivity
      10.4.4. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Glass
      10.7.2. Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat)
      10.7.3. Mid-Index Plastic (1.53 to 1.65)
      10.7.4. High-Index Plastic (Above 1.65)
      10.7.5. Polycarbonate
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Photochromic Lenses Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Photochromic Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Children
      11.4.2. Outdoor Activities
      11.4.3. People with Light Sensitivity
      11.4.4. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Glass
      11.7.2. Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat)
      11.7.3. Mid-Index Plastic (1.53 to 1.65)
      11.7.4. High-Index Plastic (Above 1.65)
      11.7.5. Polycarbonate
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Photochromic Lenses Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Photochromic Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Children
      12.4.2. Outdoor Activities
      12.4.3. People with Light Sensitivity
      12.4.4. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Glass
      12.7.2. Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat)
      12.7.3. Mid-Index Plastic (1.53 to 1.65)
      12.7.4. High-Index Plastic (Above 1.65)
      12.7.5. Polycarbonate
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Photochromic Lenses Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Photochromic Lenses Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Children
      13.4.2. Outdoor Activities
      13.4.3. People with Light Sensitivity
      13.4.4. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Photochromic Lenses Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Glass
      13.7.2. Standard Plastic (1.53 Coat and Uncoat)
      13.7.3. Mid-Index Plastic (1.53 to 1.65)
      13.7.4. High-Index Plastic (Above 1.65)
      13.7.5. Polycarbonate
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Photochromic Lenses Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Photochromic Lenses Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Photochromic Lenses Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Photochromic Lenses Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Essilor (Transitions Optical) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Carl Zeiss Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Vision Ease Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Corning Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Hoya Vision Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Rodenstoc Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. ... Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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