The eyewear and eyecare industry is one that is actually part of most people’s lives. Everyone should be visiting their optometrist either annually or bi-annually, so it’s important to know key statistics and facts about an industry that is part of your life. Not to mention if you wear glasses– the eyewear industry is a key part of your life that will probably be there probably for the rest of your life. Let’s take a look at some of the key statistics and facts about the eyewear and eyecare industry.
One of the most interesting facts is that the eyewear and eyecare industry is actually pretty divided gender-wise in many aspects. Today we’ll focus on main eyewear and eyecare industry trends by gender. For more in depth info, you can check out general statistics of eyewear industry, fashion related statistics of the eyewear industry, and worldwide statistics of the eyewear industry.
More than half of women wear glasses
It’s a pretty common statistic that more than half of all women wear vision correction prescription glasses; meaning that a lot of women have nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia or some other vision problem. If you walk into any eyeglass store or look through online optical shops, there are always plenty of different styles for you to choose from. There is something for all tastes and personalities, and glasses have pretty much become a crucial part of our outfits. When you want to add a touch of your unique personality to your outfit, accessories (and especially glasses) are definitely the way to go. So, when you consider the fact that more than half of women wear glasses, it isn’t that hard to see why this is the case. With so many women wearing glasses around the world, it is so very important that they are able to find a pair that suits them.
Women may also experience changes in their vision caused by hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy and menopause. These changes could be reasoned by the fluctuation of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone.
Audience for sunglasses online ads:
Data shows that women are the dominant audience for online sunglasses ads. Women account for 54.3% of the audience, men make up 45.7% of the total ad audience. The largest age group in the audience for both genders are the people aged 25–34 (37.8%). Most of the audience is single—40.4%. Data shows that style plays an essential role in advertising.
61% of the eyewear industry workers are women
The eyewear and eyecare industry includes independent eye care and retail, corporate eye care and retail, suppliers and manufacturers, academia. Across all these segments, women make up about 61% of the entire industry. Male workers only make up 38%. 41% of employees have 10+ years of experience– so if you want to go into this industry, you’ll have a better chance if you already do have some experience. The gender distribution in the eyewear industry seems pretty likely to continue, because 67% of current students in the field are women.
42% of men wear glasses
It looks like more females wear glasses than men based on the percentages of those who do and don’t, since only about 42 percent of men wear glasses. There isn’t any research as to whether this is because men just don’t want to wear eyeglasses, or because they have fewer eyesight problems than women. Some studies suggest that men might even be less likely to visit their optometrist to get their eyes checked for developing eye diseases or vision problems compared to women. This could be the reason why there’s a lower percentage of men who wear glasses.
61% of the eyewear industry CEOs and other leaders are men
Positions of CEOs about other leading positions of authority in the eyewear industry are mainly occupied by men. We can even say that those men tend to be aged around fifty to sixty years old. This statistic is not the case only for the eyewear and eyecare industry, but actually for many industries. Men do tend to dominate positions of authority, especially in fields where women dominate other positions.
More interesting facts:
As women age, they are more likely to be nearsighted and need prescription glasses to correct vision problems.
Women also tend to access eye care more often than men, thus increasing their chances of needing glasses.
There you have it, some of the most important statistics about the eyewear and eyecare industries by gender. This information is important to know, especially if this industry plays an important part in your life. By knowing this information, you are educating yourself, and are helping yourself to make better decisions in the future, regarding eyewear and eyecare. Good luck on your vision journey!