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Bangalore: glasses, you think.
Plastic around the world, however, has completely replaced glass corrective lenses. You''d be hard-
In developed countries, and even in neighboring Southeast Asia, there is an urgent need for visitors looking for Glass glasses.
But predictably, India is one of the last bastion of glass lenses, where old and new people can easily live together.
Slowly, however, plastic has begun to break the glass barrier.
The Indian glasses lens market is basically unorganized, and it is very difficult for Essilor India to promote the use of plastic lenses, the price of plastic lenses is double the price of glass lenses and more expensive polyester lenses, a subsidiary of the world's largest eye and optics company, 2-
Billion euro Essilor International.
India is one of the main growth centers for low-income people
Introduction Essilor, one of the company's eight Asian factories in Bangalore. B.
Jayanth, MD, Essilor, India, said that four years ago, consumers were very interested in glasses frames, "How does it look ? "? '' factor.
The frame is the biggest cost of glasses, but now it has become a fashion --cum-
With more lens selection and color selection, the cost equation has been reversed.
Last year, with the launch of the film, innovative products such as the patented Essilor invention "Harry Potter Alice ring lens" have a polyester substrate showing a photo of Harry Potter, indicates it's time to clean up the lens.
It targets children and has been hit a lot abroad, but it cannot be listed in India due to cost factors.
Interest in scratches
Anti-plastic lenses have always been a phenomenon in big cities in India.
Bharti Dattari, manager of optician Lawrence and Mayo, said plastic lenses will dominate the market in big cities in five years.
Now, sales of glass and plastic lenses are 50: 50, but last year, demand for plastic lenses grew by more than 20 percentage points, she said.
But India obviously has a long way to go.
The global corrective lens industry is worth $8 billion,
Combination of glass and plastic)
Only Rs 300.
Industry insiders estimate that 60 people in the United States use some form of vision correction, and 40-
It's needed for 60 cents.
But the proportion of sports glasses in India's total population is less than 10.
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