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3/9/2010, Tuesday

FOR RELEASE 3/9/2010, Tuesday

Bausch + Lomb Announces Ongoing Grant Support to Cornea and Contact Lens Residents

 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch + Lomb today announced its ongoing support of North American cornea and contact lens residents who attended the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), as well as the 2009 American Academy of Optometry (AAO) Meeting.

“At Bausch + Lomb, we believe it is our mission to foster education and awareness about the practice of optometry,” says Mohinder Merchea, O.D., Ph.D., director of Medical Affairs, North America, Vision Care at Bausch + Lomb. “Through resident and student travel grants, we are able to directly support the future leaders of the eye care community.”

Resident Programs Supported by Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb has provided grants to cornea and contact lens residents attending the GSLS since its inception three years ago. The GSLS, sponsored by Contact Lens Spectrum and Wolters Kluwer Health, is an annual international educational symposium in Las Vegas, Nev., with a primary focus on specialty lenses. This year, Bausch + Lomb supported the attendance of 22 cornea and contact lens residents at GSLS by providing an unrestricted grant to cover registration fees.

In 2009, Bausch + Lomb also supported 21 cornea and contact lens residents by providing travel grants to attend the 2009 AAO meeting in Orlando. In addition, Bausch + Lomb supported the AAO Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Symposium at the 2009 AAO annual meeting with an unrestricted grant. The mission of the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies of the AAO is to foster professional growth and advocate excellence in patient care through leadership in education and research.

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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


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