Number of contact lens wearers in the UK and Ireland in 2014, by lens type

This statistic displays the number of individuals who wear contact lens in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2014. In this period, approximately 3.5 million individuals wore contact lenses, of which over 1.5 million individuals wore daily disposable lenses.

Number of individuals who wear contact lenses in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland in 2014, by type of lens

Number of wearers
Daily disposable1,519,055
Frequent replacement1,640,524
Traditional soft31,660
Rigid307,021
Overall3,498,277
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Source

Release date

January 2015

Region

Ireland, United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014

Supplementary notes

The source provides the following information:
Daily disposables: lenses designed to be worn once per day and discarded daily
Soft frequent replacement: lenses replaced between weekly and monthly, inclusive
Soft traditional: other soft lenses not included above
Rigid: rigid or hard contact lenses

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