Bausch + Lomb has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Multifocal For Astigmatism contact lenses. According to the company, it is the first multifocal toric lens to be available as a standard offering in the eyecare professional’s fit set.
“Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses were developed to specifically fulfill a significant unmet need for patients who require astigmatic correction—the second largest segment in contact lenses—and are presbyopic or entering the age of presbyopia,” said John Ferris, general manager, U.S. Vision Care. “Up until now, the contact lens options for this group of patients has been limited to custom ordered lenses, monovision, readers or complete contact lens drop out.” Bausch + Lomb ULTRA Multifocal for Astigmatism contact lenses are expected to be available by mid-2019. Go to Bausch.com.