UAE eye care industry sees growth ahead
Eye Care in the United Arab Emirates, a report released by market research company Euromonitor in June, records a moderate increase in sales of eye care.
This increase was a result of office workers spending more time in front of their work terminals. Moreover, consumers in the UAE are known for the high amount of time they spend in front of televisions and personal computers at home, the report states. This adds up to a relatively high incidence of eye strain in the country.
Among its highlights are:
- The industry is expected to increase in constant value at a compound annual growth rate of 4 per cent over the forecast;
- Eye care increased in value by 5 per cent during 2012 to Dh5 million; and
- Standard eye care registered the strongest growth last year, as value sales increase by 6 per cent.
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