The optical industry includes eyewear such as spectacle frames, sunglasses and contact lenses, together with low vision aids, sportswear and more. According to a report by Transparency Market Research, the global demand for eyewear products was over 2,600 million units in 2011, and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 3.7% from 2012 to 2018.
opti, the International Trade Show for Optics & Design held in Munich, offers companies the opportunity to reach a targeted audience of more than 23,000 trade professionals from 64 countries. Held annually in January, the show allows both opticians and their suppliers the chance to start off the year on the right foot. With more than just eyewear on show, companies offering hearing aids, tools, instruments, manufacturing and software for the optical industry also show their wares at opti in Munich.