Contact Lens and Related Products Market in Japan: Key Research Findings 2023

Contact Lens and Related Market Continues Expansion after an Upturn from COVID-19 Crisis

Yano Research Institute (the President, Takashi Mizukoshi) surveyed the market of contact lenses and related products (contact lens solutions, care systems, and eye drops) in Japan.

Market Overview

The market of contact lenses, contact lens solutions, care systems, and eye drops in Japan, based on the shipment values at manufacturers, has been estimated at 311,300 million yen in 2022. As 2022 has seen a lift of COVID-19 semi-state of emergency measures at all prefectures nationwide, the country has entered the phase of resuming social and economic activities. Currently, with private spending and the domestic economy are showing an uptick, expansion is continuing for the contact lenses and related products market.

Noteworthy Topics

Global Supply Chain Disruptions

In 2022, COVID-19 semi-state of emergency measures ended at all prefectures by March which relaxed behavior restrictions and social and economic activities fully resumed. Since then, the contact lens market has shifted from the recovery phase from the corona crisis to the expansion phase.

Since the latter half of 2022 the influence of lengthy Russian invasions to Ukraine as well as the COVID-19 crisis disrupted the supply chain worldwide, from procurement of raw materials to production and distribution, which was no difference in the contact lens market, suffering from delivery delays and out-of-stock products. Still, the market continued to expect strong and expanding demand for contact lenses.

Future Outlook

After COVID-19 was reclassified into Class 5 from Class 2 under the Infectious Disease Act by May 2023, with restoration of society being underway, the opportunity to wear contact lenses has been expected furthermore.

On the other hand, soaring prices of materials as well as of manufacturing have raised the product prices, which is likely to continue boosting the market size by value.

​In the medium term, economic slowdown has become a concern due to increasing geopolitical risks and economic uncertainty perceived. Still, there also are some growth factors including response to bifocal contact lenses, which makes the market to be where both expansion or contraction can be possible.

Research Outline

1.Research Period: July to September 2023
2.Research Object: Manufacturers of contact lenses, contact lens solutions and care systems, and pharmaceutical (eye drop) manufacturers
3.Research Methogology: Face-to-face interviews (including online) by expert researchers, survey by telephone & email, and literature research

About Market of Contact Lenses and Related Products (Contact Lens Solutions, Care Systems, Eye Drops)

The market of contact lenses, contact lens solutions, care systems, and eye drops in this research refer to the market that consists of contact lenses (i.e. specially controlled medical devices in the shape of lens worn directly on the cornea of the eye), contact lens care system (i.e. contact lens solutions and cleaning sets that are used to cleanse, rinse, disinfect, and store contact lenses), and eye drops for use when wearing contact lenses. 

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Contact lenses, contact lens solutions, care systems, and eye drops

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