Skip to main content

Bausch + Lomb intros Infuse Multifocal Silicone Hydrogel contact lenses

The new product addresses the dynamic vision needs of patients with presbyopia.
bausch + lomb infuse contact lenses

Bausch + Lomb is introducing Infuse Multifocal silicone hydrogel (SiHy) daily disposable contact lenses.

"Presbyopic patients have unique vision needs due to their age and lifestyle," said Yang Yang, senior vice president of vision care at Bausch + Lomb. "Our Bausch + Lomb Infuse Multifocal SiHy contact lenses were designed to directly address the common problems that they experience with multifocal contact lenses, such as contact lens dryness, which nearly 70% of multifocal contact lens wearers report experiencing during lens wear." 

“With the prevalence of presbyopia estimated to be nearly 80% by age 45-55 in North America, and an increasing aging society in the United States that spends more than nine hours a day on digital devices, we are proud to use our latest science and contact lens technologies to provide eye care professionals and their patients with this new innovative multifocal lens option,” Yang said. 

[Read more: Bausch + Lomb enters pet health care space]

Bausch + Lomb Infuse Multifocal contact lenses are made with a next-generation SiHy daily disposable lens material (kalifilcon A) that combines breathability for healthy lens wear with a low modulus and high moisture, allowing the lens to maintain 96% of its moisture for a full 16 hours, the company said.

The lens material is infused with ProBalance Technology, which includes a unique combination of ingredients inspired by the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society’s DEWS II report and is released during lens wear to help maintain ocular surface homeostasis and minimize contact lens dryness. It's designed deliver excellent near and intermediate vision without compromising distance vision, the brand added. 

According to a recent study, 90% of presbyopic patients surveyed agreed Bausch + Lomb Infuse Multifocal contact lenses allow them to move from various tasks throughout the day. In addition, eye care professionals surveyed agreed that Bausch + Lomb Infuse Multifocal lenses were easy to fit for 99% of patients.

[Read more: Bausch + Lomb kicks off social media campaign for AMD awareness]

"Ocular surface changes that occur with age, as well as lifestyle changes such as increasing digital device usage, can have an impact on presbyopic patients, leading them to experience eye strain and other eye symptoms. As a result, multifocal lens fitting can sometimes prove to be a challenge, particularly with patients who express comfort and vision concerns,” said Mile Brujic of Premier Vision Group, Bowling Green, Ohio. "Bausch + Lomb Infuse Multifocal contact lenses demonstrate consistent focusing power in each zone of vision, help ensure a smooth, wettable surface for patient comfort and are easy to fit.”

This ad will auto-close in 10 seconds