Contact Lenses in Australia

Nov 12, 2014 - Euromonitor International - 19 pages - USD $900
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The federal government announced its 2014/2015 budget in May 2014, which included a number of implications for optometry services. From January 2015, the government has reduced the Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS) rebate for all optometry services from 85% to 80%. Furthermore, the charging cap for optometrists has been removed, meaning they will be able to set their own fees in the future. Separately, the eligibility for MBS-rebatable comprehensive eye examinations has been changed from two to three years for asymptomatic people under 65 years of age. Asymptomatic people over the age of 65 will have yearly rather than two-yearly access to rebatable eye examinations.

Competitive Landscape

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Australia) led sales in contact lenses in 2013, accounting for a 38% retail value share. The company owns the leading contact lenses brand Acuvue, which is ranked first in both daily disposable lenses and weekly/monthly disposable lenses. Acuvue is a well-established and trusted brand in Australia and has benefitted from the demand for daily disposable contact lenses, where it holds a 47% retail value share.

Industry Prospects

The 2014/2015 federal budget may threaten the growth of contact lenses over the forecast period. From January 2015, the cost of visiting the optometrist could increase as the rebate is reduced from 85% to 80%, while the lifting of an existing charging cap may see optometrists setting their own prices. Additionally, the rebate for comprehensive eye examinations has been altered from two to three years for asymptomatic people under 65 years of age. These new measures may result in reduced visits to the optometrist for prescriptions and consumers opting to save money by either going online for their contact lens purchases or considering switching to spectacles, which would be a cheaper long-term option.

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The Contact Lenses in Australia market research report includes:
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