By Martin Burns
The number of contact lenses being sold in the UK has risen, in spite of challenging market conditions, according to the latest data published by the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM).
A report seen by Optician Online shows that a major reason front the rise in sales is the creation and roll-out development of lenses for presbyopia.
According to the figures, a two per cent revenue rise was recorded across the industry in 2011, compared with 2010, which resulted in the overall UK contact lens market was being worth £231.1.
Optician Online reported that some 583 million contact lens products were sold in the UK last year, with daily disposables comprising 58 per cent of this figure.
In addition, silicone hydrogel lenses made up 28 per cent of the market, soft frequent replacement lenses accounted for eight per cent, rigid lenses comprised five per cent of the products sold and two per cent were soft traditional lenses.
by Emily Tait