Coating Technology offers Improved Lens Wettability for Patients with Challenging Vision Needs
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 13, 2019 /CNW/ -- Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company and wholly owned subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC), today announced it has received 510(k) clearance for use of the Tangible® Hydra-PEG® custom contact lens coating technology with some of its leading Boston® gas permeable (GP) materials, the Boston XO®, Boston XO2®, Boston EO® and Boston ES® lenses, including those utilized in the Zenlens™ scleral lens family. Designed to address contact lens discomfort and dryness, the Tangible® Hydra-PEG® is a high-water polymer coating that is bonded to the surface of a contact lens. With this coating technology, eye care professionals have the opportunity to enhance contact lens customization for their patients using these Bausch + Lomb lens offerings.
"The approval of the Hydra-PEG coating technology allows eye care professionals to offer improved lens wettability when using some of our key Boston® GP materials or Zenlens™ scleral lenses, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to bringing advancements that help meet the challenging vision needs of this patient segment," said Joe Gordon, U.S. President, Bausch + Lomb. "We continue to provide eye care professionals innovative specialty contact lens materials and support through our Boston® brand of products, which have been available for decades."
In June 2018, Bausch + Lomb entered into a worldwide licensing agreement with Tangible Science, LLC, a company whose mission is to create technologies that improve the contact lens wearing experience, to offer the Tangible Science Hydra-PEG® advanced contact lens coating technology on specific materials and lenses from its specialty contact lens business.
"Specialty contact lenses and the ability to offer customizable solutions are important for patients with challenging visual needs," said Maria K. Walker, O.D., FAAO, FSLS, visiting professor, University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston. "The availability of the Tangible® Hydra-PEG® coating with Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision Products will enable practitioners to offer patients additional solutions for their demanding visual requirements."
For more information on the Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision Products portfolio, visit www.bauschsvp.com.
About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on helping people see better to live better. Its core businesses include over-the-counter products, dietary supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Bausch + Lomb develops, manufactures and markets one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, which is available in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.bausch.com.
About Bausch Health
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