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Bausch + Lomb unveils advanced soft contact lenses

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Bausch + Lomb announced the U.S. launch of Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses, the first and only multifocal toric lens available as a standard offering in the eye care professional’s fit set. The new monthly silicone hydrogel lens, which was specifically designed to address the lifestyle and vision needs of patients with both astigmatism and presbyopia, combines the company’s unique 3-Zone Progressive multifocal design with the stability of its OpticAlign toric design to provide eye care professionals and their patients an advanced contact lens technology that offers the convenience of same-day fitting during the initial lens exam.

“Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses are the culmination of our innovative multifocal and toric contact lens designs and a direct result of the feedback from providers who have been wanting a new contact lens option for their patients with astigmatism and presbyopia – patients who have been previously challenged due to a lack of convenient lens options,” said John Ferris, vice president and general manager, U.S. Vision Care, Bausch + Lomb. “We are proud to be the first contact lens company to create a solution to this significant unmet need with the first soft multifocal toric lens available in a broad range of parameters with a straightforward fitting guide, that can be readily fit in the eye care professional’s office.”

There are an estimated 32 million people in the U.S. living with both astigmatism and presbyopia who could wear contact lenses, but historically, there have been few readily available soft contact lens options without compromise, making it challenging for eye care professionals to fit these patients. The limited options that did exist, such as monovision with toric soft lenses, single vision lenses combined with readers and custom order lenses, did not meet all patient needs for visual acuity and convenience.

To enhance the contact lens wearing experience and address these needs, Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses, the most advanced soft contact lens design in the history of Bausch + Lomb, have been engineered for maximized wearing comfort, exceptional visual clarity and stability and efficient fitting. The lens offers a complete package of toric and multifocal advancements with the seamless transition of the company’s 3-Zone Progressive design and the stability offered from the OpticAlign design with MoistureSeal® technology.

“Only a fraction of the millions of people with both astigmatism and presbyopia who could wear contact lenses do so today, due, in part, to the need for custom ordering, which requires more time and visits to the office. Those who wear contact lenses also experience compromised vision with currently available options, such as monovision or toric lenses with readers,” said Gina Wesley, Complete Eye Care, Medina, Minn. “Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses were designed to reduce these traditional barriers to lens wear by offering an easy-to-fit, multifocal toric lens without the delay and hassle of custom lens ordering. These lenses are a must-have for my practice and will provide an innovative option for these patients.”

With the availability of Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses as a standard offering, eye care professionals can offer patients a broad range of parameters from +4.00 to -6.00 D with two add powers and three cylinders of around the clock astigmatism correction.

For more information on Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses, visit www.stillcomfortable.com/ufa.


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