Sunglasses are one of the most common purchases in our lives, with different forms of sun-blocking eyewear being worn for almost 2,000 years now. While we all tend to have a pair of sunglasses, we all break them on a regular basis as well. Three-quarters of all American adults wear prescription or non-prescription sunglasses, and about four times every hour, at least one pair of sunglasses in our country is broken somehow. So, the market is always there and will likely continue to grow.
Millions of Pairs of Sunglasses Sold Annually
Back in 2012, there were already almost 96 million pairs of non-prescription sunglasses sold annually, including polarized and non-polarized lenses. Over time these have become a luxury item, sold under many high-priced retail brands. Interestingly enough, however, most all of those designer brand sunglasses are produced by the same company, Luxottica. These brands include Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Burberry, Oakley, and Ray-Ban.
29 Oct 2018