Bausch + Lomb is the eye health company dedicated to Bringing Visionary Ideas to Eye Health. We offer the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of eye health products, and we have one of the oldest, best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world.
The company began in 1853 in Rochester, New York, as a small optical shop that grew to become a multi-billion dollar corporation with approximately 13,000 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 three broad categories of products:
Vision Care: Our contact lens offerings span the entire spectrum of wearing modalities and include such well-known brand names as PureVision®, SofLens®, Boston® and Optima® . Our lens care products include the ReNu® brand of chemical disinfectants for soft contact lenses as well as the Boston® line of products for cleaning GP contact lenses.
Pharmaceuticals: Our products treat a wide range of eye conditions including glaucoma, eye allergies, conjunctivitis, dry eye and retinal diseases. 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, Retisert® and Vitrasert® to treat retinal diseases. 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, Soothe® dry eye drops, and Alaway® allergy drops.
Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgery: We offer a full suite of products including intraocular lenses and delivery systems featuring the Crystalens®, SofPort® and Akreos™ brands of IOLs, the Stellaris® and Millennium™ lines of phacoemulsification equipment, and other surgical instruments and devices, including the Storz® line of