Bausch + Lomb launches multifocal silicone hydrogel contact lenses in the US

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Bausch + Lomb has announced the U.S. launch of Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal silicone hydrogel (SiHy) daily disposable contact lenses. Featuring a material infused with ProBalance Technology and the company’s 3-Zone Progressive design, the new lens is aimed at patients with presbyopia and promises clear vision with seamless transitions across near, intermediate and distance vision while helping to minimize contact lens dryness.

“Presbyopic patients have unique vision needs due to their age and lifestyle. Our Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal SiHy contact lenses were designed to directly address the common problems that they experience with multifocal contact lenses, such as contact lens dryness, which nearly 70% of multifocal contact lens wearers report experiencing during lens wear,” said Yang Yang, senior vice president, Vision Care, Bausch + Lomb. “With the prevalence of presbyopia estimated to be nearly 80% by age 45-55 in North America, and an increasing aging society in the United Statesthat spends more than nine hours a day on digital devices, we are proud to use our latest science and contact lens technologies to provide eye care professionals and their patients with this new innovative multifocal lens option.”

Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal contact lenses are made with a SiHy daily disposable lens material (kalifilcon A) that combines breathability with a low modulus and high moisture, allowing the lens to maintain 96% of its moisture for 16 hours. The lens material is infused with ProBalance Technology, which includes a combination of ingredients inspired by the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society’s DEWS II report and is released during lens wear to help maintain ocular surface homeostasis and minimize contact lens dryness.

According to a recent study, 90% of presbyopic patients surveyed agreed Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal contact lenses allow them to effortlessly move from various tasks throughout the day. In addition, eye care professionals surveyed agreed that Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal lenses were easy to fit for 99% of patients.

“Ocular surface changes that occur with age, as well as lifestyle changes such as increasing digital device usage, can have an impact on presbyopic patients, leading them to experience eye strain and other eye symptoms. As a result, multifocal lens fitting can sometimes prove to be a challenge, particularly with patients who express comfort and vision concerns,” said Mile Brujic, O.D., Premier Vision Group, Bowling Green, OH. “Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal contact lenses demonstrate consistent focusing power in each zone of vision, help ensure a smooth, wettable surface for patient comfort and are easy to fit.”

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