Provides Lenses Up to Eight Hours of Moisture*
VAUGHAN, ON, Dec. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch & Lomb Corporation (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) ("Bausch + Lomb"), a leading global eye health company dedicated to helping people see better to live better, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Biotrue Hydration Boost Contact Lens Rehydrating drops, a preservative-free multi-dose rehydrating drop for use with soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses.
"We are proud to continue to build upon our successful Biotrue brand with the FDA clearance of Biotrue Hydration Boost for Contacts," said Joe Gordon, president, Global Consumer, Vision Care and Surgical, Bausch + Lomb. "Approximately, one-third of the 45 million contact lens wearers in the United States experience contact lens dryness.1-3 We look forward to making this product available during the first half of 2023 to provide lens wearers with a new contact lens drop that delivers instant moisture and provides up to eight hours of moisture."*
Inspired by the biology of the eye, Biotrue Hydration Boost Contact Lens drops contain a combination of ingredients informed by the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society's DEWS II report including hyaluronan, a moisturizer found naturally in the eye, and other naturally inspired ingredients. Biotrue Hydration Boost for Contacts also matches the pH of healthy tears for comfort.
"Many of my patients experience dry, uncomfortable contact lenses throughout the day," said Mile Brujic, O.D., Premier Vision Group, Bowling Green, Ohio. "The availability of Biotrue Hydration Boost for Contacts will help my patients quickly reduce their contact lens-related dryness. I look forward to recommending this product to patients as soon as it is available next year."
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Bausch + Lomb is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world – from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Its comprehensive portfolio of more than 400 products includes contact lenses, lens care products, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products and ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Founded in 1853, Bausch + Lomb has a significant global research and development, manufacturing and commercial footprint with more than 12,000 employees and a presence in nearly 100 countries. Bausch + Lomb is headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario with corporate offices in Bridgewater, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.bausch.com and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.
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*Based on a laboratory study
- Multi-Sponsor Surveys Inc. The 2019 Study of the U.S. Consumer Contact Lens Market. January 2020.
- American Optometric Association. www.aoa.org.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. www.cdc.gov.
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