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FOR RELEASE 11/1/2010, Monday

VSP Vision Care and Bausch + Lomb Bring Value to Members 

Contact Lens Rebate Program Offered Nationally to VSP Members 

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.-- VSP® Vision Care and contact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb today announced a contact lens program to provide additional rebates to VSP members, beginning November 1, 2010. Members who purchase an annual supply of Bausch + Lomb contact lenses from one of VSP’s 27,000 network providers will receive an additional rebate amount on top of the current national rebate program offered by Bausch + Lomb.


With more than 30 million Americans needing contact lenses and more than 80 percent of them visiting an eye care professional for their eye care needs*, this program is helping make eye care more accessible and convenient.

"This agreement with Bausch + Lomb represents another important step for VSP in providing our members with access to high-quality eye care at more competitive prices," said Gary Brooks, president, VSP Vision Care.

”We are pleased to partner with VSP to bring Bausch + Lomb’s exceptional vision care offerings to their members,” said Tom O’Neil, vice president of sales, Bausch + Lomb North America Vision Care.

For more information about the rebate program and to download a copy of the rebate form, please visit www.specialoffers.vsp.com/bausch.

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About VSP Global
VSP GlobalSM includes VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States with 55 million members; Marchon
® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically-advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity®/Officemate® which offer innovative solutions and the premier management software and technology to improve overall practice management and patient experience; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in new technologies, production processes, service and logistics.

About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb is dedicated to bringing visionary ideas to eye health. Its core businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. 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 more than 10,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information is available at www.bausch.com.

* Source:  American Optometric Association