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FOR RELEASE 5/19/2008, Monday

Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL) Elects Abigail Markward to Advisory Board

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL) has elected Abigail Markward to its advisory board. Ms. Markward is director of marketing communications, Surgical Products, Bausch & Lomb.

“We are pleased and honored to have Abigail join the leadership team,” said Jaci M. Lindstrom, co-founder and immediate past president, OWL. “Composed of more than 500 members worldwide, Ophthalmic Women Leaders has made remarkable progress after only five years of existence. With Abby’s strong commitment and enthusiasm, the organization will continue to reach, educate and develop an even greater number of future women leaders around the world.”

OWL promotes professional development, networking opportunities and personal growth for women in the ophthalmic industry. For additional information, visit www.owlsite.org.

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Bausch & Lomb is the eye health company dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life for consumers around the world. Its core businesses include soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products. The Bausch & Lomb name is one of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the Company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs approximately 13,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.bausch.com.