About Bausch & Lomb
Bausch & Lomb is the eye health company dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life.
We offer the world's most comprehensive portfolio of eye health products and we're proud that ours is one of the oldest, best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world.
We began in 1853 in Rochester, New York, as a small optical shop that grew to become a multi-billion dollar corporation with nearly 14,000 employees worldwide, and with products available in more than 100 countries.
At Bausch & Lomb, our history of innovation continues today as we invent new materials, engineer new technologies, and create pioneering ways to help people see better.
We market five broad categories of products:
Contact Lenses: Our offerings span the entire spectrum of wearing modalities and include such well-known brand names as PureVision®, SofLens®, Boston® and Optima® .
Lens Care: Our lens care products include the ReNu® brand of chemical disinfectants as well as the Sensitive Eyes® and the Boston® lines of products for cleaning contact lenses.
Pharmaceuticals: Our products treat a wide range of eye conditions including glaucoma, eye allergies, conjunctivitis and dry eye. We offer proprietary and generic medicines available by prescription, over-the-counter eye drops and other medications. Our line of proprietary Rx products includes the steroid eye drops Lotemax® , Alrex® and Zylet® , and, outside the U.S., the non-selective beta blocker, Carteol; Minims, preservative-free, single-dose drops; and Liposic ointment for dry eye. Leading OTC products include the Ocuvite® and PreserVision® brands of ocular vitamins and the Advanced Eye Relief line.
Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgery: We offer a full range of products including intraocular lenses and delivery systems featuring the SofPort® and Akreos™ brands of IOLs including the new Akreos micro incision lens, the Stellaris™ Vision Enhancement System for phacoemulsification, and other surgical instruments and devices, including the Storz® line of instruments.
Refractive Surgery: Our products for refractive laser surgery include the Zyoptix® system for personalized vision correction (customized LASIK) and the Zyoptix XP and HansatomeÂ® brands of microkeratomes.