Bausch + Lomb Receives 510(K) Clearance From FDA For Bausch + Lomb Ultra® Multifocal For Astigmatism Contact Lenses
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company and wholly owned subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC), today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses, the first multifocal toric lens to be available as a standard offering in the eye care professional's fit set. The most advanced soft contact lens design in the history of Bausch + Lomb, this monthly silicone hydrogel lens builds upon the success of Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Presbyopia and Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® for Astigmatism lenses.
"Eye care professionals have routinely stressed the need to have a readily available contact lens that addresses both presbyopia and astigmatism, underscoring the critical vision needs of this growing patient population," said Joe Gordon, U.S. president, Bausch + Lomb. "Our in-house team of scientists and contact lens designers developed Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® Multifocal for Astigmatism to provide patients a lens with excellent comfort and vision that can be fit during the initial contact lens exam. We anticipate Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® Multifocal for Astigmatism will be available to eye care professionals and their patients by mid-2019."
The vast majority of all adults ages 40 or older currently wear some type of vision correction, with nearly one-third of those being astigmatic. Previously, eye care professionals who decided to move forward with a multifocal toric lens fitting for these patients were unable to do so during the initial visit; they were required to special order the lenses and schedule a follow-up appointment for a fitting. With Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses, eye care professionals will have the ability to immediately fit patients with these lenses as a standard offering in the fitting set.
"As the population of astigmatic patients with presbyopia grows, the availability of a comfortable and convenient option to help this population of patients is critical," said Gina Wesley, O.D., Complete Eye Care of Medina, Minn. "I believe these new Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® Multifocal for Astigmatism lenses will not only deliver on these benefits by providing these patients a same-day fitting option that addresses their presbyopia and astigmatism, but also a unique differentiator in my practice with the reliability of a trusted brand."
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