Bausch + Lomb is one of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including eye surgery products, contact lenses, lens care products and pharmaceuticals.
For over 165 years, Bausch + Lomb has become a global hallmark for innovation and quality. Our talented and motivated colleagues work relentlessly to invent new materials, engineer new technologies, and ultimately bring new innovations to help people see better to live better.
THE SURGICAL DIVISION – CANADA
We offer a complete portfolio of surgical products for cataract, retinal, refractive and corneal surgery. Our range of products includes state-of-the-art technology with the Stellaris ELITE™ Vision Enhancement System, the TECHNOLAS® TENEO™ 317 Model 2 Excimer Laser, the VICTUS® Femtosecond Laser Platform, a full range of intraocular lenses including enVista® and enVista® Toric, FineVision™ and EyeCee® One Preloaded as well as a range of quality instruments through the Bausch + Lomb Storz® Ophthalmic Instruments and Synergetics portfolios.
THE HISTORY OF BAUSCH + LOMB
Bausch + Lomb traces its roots to 1853, when John Jacob Bausch, a German immigrant, set up a tiny optical goods shop in Rochester, New York. When he needed investment to keep the business going, Bausch borrowed $60 from his good friend, Henry Lomb. Bausch promised that if the business grew, Lomb would be made a full partner. The business did grow and the partnership was formed.
In the early years, Bausch + Lomb manufactured revolutionary rubber eyeglass frames as well as a variety of optical products that required a high degree of manufacturing precision. By 1903, the firm had been issued patents for microscopes, binoculars, and even a camera shutter based on the eye’s reaction to light…
A HISTORY OF INNOVATION
In the 1900s, Bausch + Lomb continued to demonstrate its place at the forefront of technological innovation for optical products. Bausch + Lomb produced the first optical quality glass made in America, developed ground-breaking sunglasses for the military in World War I and created the lenses used on the cameras that took the first satellite pictures of the moon. In 1971, Bausch + Lomb introduced the first soft contact lenses and is still the largest global provider of eye care products.
Bausch + Lomb was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1937. In the late 1900s Bausch + Lomb’s portfolio diversified to include, among other things, sunglasses, dental products and hearing aids. In October 2007, Warburg Pincus led the acquisition of Bausch + Lomb, which had previously been a publicly traded NYSE company. Today Bausch + Lomb is a division of Bausch Health.
Today Bausch + Lomb is still faithful to the tradition of innovation, quality and craftsmanship established by John Jacob Bausch and Henry Lomb.