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2/13/2019, Wednesday

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BAUSCH + LOMB RECEIVES 510(K) CLEARANCE FOR USE OF THE TANGIBLE® HYDRA-PEG® CUSTOM CONTACT LENS COATING TECHNOLOGY ON SEVERAL OF ITS BOSTON® GAS PERMEABLE LENS MATERIALS AND ZENLENS™ FAMILY OF SCLERAL LENSES 

 

Coating Technology Available for Use on Bausch + Lomb’s Boston XO®, Boston XO2®, Boston EO® and Boston ES® Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses and Zenlens™ and Zen™ RC Scleral Lenses

        
 

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 13, 2019 – Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today announced it has received 510(k) clearance for use of the Tangible® Hydra-PEG® custom contact lens coating technology with some of its leading Boston® gas permeable (GP) materials, the Boston XO®, Boston XO2®, Boston EO® and Boston ES® lenses, including those utilized in the Zenlens™ scleral lens family. With this coating technology, eye care professionals have the opportunity to enhance contact lens customization for their patients using these Bausch + Lomb lens offerings. 

“We are pleased to add the unique Tangible® Hydra-PEG® coating technology to our already robust Specialty Vision Products portfolio,” said John Ferris, general manager, U.S. Vision Care, Bausch + Lomb. “The combination of this coating technology with our Boston® materials and Zenlens™ family of scleral lenses can help eye care professionals provide improved lens wettability for their patients with challenging vision needs and further deliver on our promise of providing innovative contact lens offerings.” 

In June 2018, Bausch + Lomb entered into a worldwide licensing agreement with Tangible Science, LLC, a company whose mission is to create technologies that improve the contact lens wearing experience. The Tangible® Hydra-PEG® is a high-water polymer coating that is bonded to the surface of a contact lens, designed to address contact lens discomfort and dryness.

“Specialty contact lenses and the ability to offer customizable solutions are important for patients with challenging visual needs,” said Maria K. Walker, O.D., FAAO, FSLS, visiting professor, University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston. “The availability of the Tangible® Hydra-PEG® coating with Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision Products will enable practitioners to offer patients additional solutions for their demanding visual requirements.”

For more information on the Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision Products portfolio, visit www.bauschsvp.com

About Tangible Science  
Tangible Science strives to improve the contact lens experience for patients and eye care providers. The company has developed the groundbreaking Tangible® Hydra-PEG® contact lens coating, and is developing a family of products that leverage the technology, including a contact lens cleaner, coating “rejuvenator” and a line of disposable lenses. 

About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on helping people see better to live better. Its core businesses include over-the-counter products, dietary supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Bausch + Lomb develops, manufactures and markets one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, which is available in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.bausch.com.   

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Bausch + Lomb, Boston, Boston XO, Boston XO2, Boston EO, Boston ES, Zenlens and Zen RC are trademarks of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated or its affiliates.  Tangible Science, Tangible and Hydra-PEG are trademarks of Tangible Science, LLC.
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