A report published by the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM) found the UK contact lens market grew to £366 million in 2022.
This was an 11.5% increase from 2021 and meant the UK was the largest contact lens market in Europe, accounting for around 20% of wearers.
There were 3.64 million contact lens wearers in the UK, which represented 8.5% of the adult population. The market value of daily disposable contact lenses was 77.2% and silicone hydrogel lenses accounted for 92.7% of the weekly/bi-weekly and monthly market.
The data was summarised by Euromcontact, which surveyed 32 countries, but not all manufacturers contributed to the statistics; therefore, rigid gas permeable lenses were not reported.
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