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Dailies account for nearly half of all contact lens sales in 2017

Data collected by wholesale contact lenses distributor ABB Optical has shown daily disposable contact lenses led the category for dollar growth and US market share in 2017.

Disposable lens sales increased by 19% last year, which in turn helped it secure a 44.6% share of the US market. Meanwhile, sales of the two-week lens modality made up 21.4% of the market after its sales declined by 6.8% during the period, while monthlies were up 3.8% and accounted for 33.5% of the market share.

An increase in dollar growth was reported for multifocals at 14%, while sales of toric also increased by 10%. Bausch + Lomb and Alcon experienced the highest sales increases amongst manufacturers of 10% and 9% respectively, with Alcon leading the market in share gains for the year.

Products with the highest year-over-year gain were 1-Day Oasys and 1-Day Oasys for Astigmatism by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, and Dailies Total 1 Multifocal by Alcon.


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