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New Bausch + Lomb Data Shows Outstanding Results for

Presbyopic Patients in the Real World


Results Demonstrate Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia Lenses Provide Contact Lens and Spectacle-Wearing Patients the Opportunity to Help Maintain Their Dynamic Lifestyle

 

FOR RELEASE THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016  

 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today announced the results of real-world patient experiences for Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia contact lenses, a monthly replacement silicone hydrogel lens that combines the company’s innovative MoistureSeal® technology, which delivers exceptional end-of-day comfort1, with the 3-Zone Progressive™ design found in Biotrue® ONEday for Presbyopia daily disposable contact lenses, during the annual meeting of the American Optometric Association (AOA) in Boston, MA. The data demonstrates presbyopic patients’ exceptional wearing experience in supporting their lifestyles with Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia contact lenses, which launched in March.

 

The data was collected from 339 presbyopic patients nationwide to evaluate Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia contact lenses among patients wearing contact lenses or spectacles and readers.2 

 

Of those patients who wore contact lenses and tried Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia:

  • 90% agreed the lenses deliver comfortable vision while looking at a smartphone, tablet or reading a book;2
  • 92% agreed the lenses deliver comfortable vision while working on a computer or seeing the dashboard while driving;2
  • 90% agreed the lenses deliver comfortable vision while viewing street signs while driving.2

Of those patients who wore prescription glasses or readers and tried Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia: 

  • 82% agreed the lenses deliver comfortable vision while looking at a smartphone, tablet or reading a book;2
  • 88% agreed the lenses deliver comfortable vision while working on a computer or seeing the dashboard while driving;2
  • 90% agreed the lenses deliver comfortable vision while viewing street signs while driving.2

"This data demonstrates how the Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia contact lenses are providing patient’s outstanding visual performance for the everyday activities they experience in their lives,” said Jill Saxon, OD, director of professional strategy, Bausch + Lomb. “With this innovative technology, eye care professionals can offer comfortable vision to their presbyopic patients, helping them to see clearly without compromise in the comfort of their contact lenses.”


“Having already fit dozens of my presbyopic patients in the Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia lenses, I’m extremely pleased with the feedback I’ve received regarding the excellent comfort and ability to see at the distances my patients need most to support their busy, digitally-focused lives,” said Ben Gaddie, O.D., FAAO from Gaddie Eye Centers in Louisville, KY. “What has been most astounding is the great satisfaction my spectacle-wearing patients, who were once contact lenses wearers that dropped out of lenses, have shared following their lens-wearing experience of Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia. This new multifocal lens is creating great opportunities to help improve our presbyopic patients’ vision and is bringing incredible value into our practice.”  


Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia contact lenses provide presbyopic patients exceptional comfort and outstanding vision at near, intermediate, and distance1 while also providing eye care professionals the convenience of an easy and predictable lens fitting.The 3-Zone Progressive™ design utilized in the new Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia contact lenses allows ECPs to achieve an easy, predictable fit across all powers and from patient to patient through consistent add power across the powers.1 Combining this consistency with the need to only use two add powers and using the Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia simplified fitting guide, ECPs are also able to
streamline the multi-focal fitting process.1

 

For more information on Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia contact lenses, eye care practitioners can visit www.bausch.com/ufp.   

 

About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing and restoring people’s eyesight. Our core businesses include over-the-counter supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. We develop, manufacture and market one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in our industry, which is available in more than 100 countries.


References
1. Data on file. Bausch & Lomb Incorporated. Rochester, NY; 2013, 2015.

2. Following being fit with Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia lenses, a total of 339 presbyopic patients completed an on-line survey regarding their real-world experiences with the lenses.  Eye care practitioners were recruited to participate from across the United States.  Of the 339 patients, 256 were presbyopic patients wearing multifocal or spherical contact lenses and 83 were presbyopic patients wearing spectacles or readers.

 

Bausch + Lomb ULTRA, MoistureSeal, 3-Zone Progressive, and Biotrue are registered trademarks of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated or its affiliates. Any other product/brand names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2016 Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.

 

News Media Contacts:

Kristy Marks
Sr. PR Product Manager, Bausch + Lomb

(908) 927-0683 or kristy.marks@bausch.com

 

Don Murphy

Zeno Group, on behalf of Bausch + Lomb

(212) 299-8970 or don.murphy@zenogroup.com

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