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Bausch + Lomb Introduces Zen™ RC Scleral Contact Lenses

Smaller Diameter Lens Designed Specifically to Fit Regular Corneas


FOR RELEASE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017 

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today announced that its Specialty Vision Products business has introduced the Zen™ RC Scleral Contact Lens,offering eye care professionals (ECPs) a lens that is specifically designed to fit normal corneas and features SmartCurve™ technology, which simplifies the fitting process by giving ECPs the ability to modify to the desired parameters.


“One of the primary issues in fitting patients with normal corneas is that excessive diameter and vault are unnecessary,” said David Bland, director, Specialty Vision Products, Bausch + Lomb. “Initial feedback on Zen™ RC has been great, as ECPs have noted the lens' enhanced design and found them easy to fit1.  We are excited to introduce Zen™ RC to more ECPs in the coming months, offering them a scleral lens option that gives them control over the lens parameters that will work the best for their patients.” 

The Zen™ RC scleral lens can be customized to nearly any parameter, though fitting within the standard parameters should be adequate for most patients. Toric peripheral curves, customized center thickness, flexure controlling profiles, and front toric Rxs can also be ordered when needed.

“It’s an exciting time for the advancement of scleral lenses, given that just ten years ago, there were only two options available,” said Michael Lipson, O.D., FAAO, FSLS. “Zen™ RC gives me the option to fit my patients with regular corneas in a scleral lens that provides simplified fitting and the ability to customize the fitting characteristics for each patient’s needs.”

Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision Products is committed to furthering education and support, while fulfilling the growing needs of the gas permeable market by providing eye care professionals finished contact lenses for serious optical conditions such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD), post-refractive surgery, and certain ocular surface diseases. The portfolio includes an extensive portfolio of custom and specialty lenses including HP Toric, ASTERA® Multifocal Toric, NovaKone® lenses for keratoconus, the Zenlens™ scleral lens, and the Boston® brand of products for gas permeable contact lenses. The Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision Products business also sponsors numerous webinars and training sessions for specialty lens fitters throughout the year, including educational events focused on specialty contact lens options for patients with serious optical conditions.

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 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. 2016 Survey of 11 independent eye care practitioners fitting a beta design of Zen RC segment.

ASTERA, SmartCurve, NovaKone, Zen, and Boston are trademarks of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated or its affiliates.
© 2016 Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.

 

News Media Contacts:

Kristy Marks
Sr. Manager, Communications, 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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