Bausch + Lomb launches new INFUSE for Astigmatism contact lenses in the US


The silicone hydrogel daily disposable lenses contain a blend of osmoprotectants, electrolytes, and moisturizers to provide stable vision and keep eyes comfortable for 16 hours.

Woman putting on contact lens in mirror Image Credit: AdobeStock/ТатьянаКочкина

Image Credit: AdobeStock/ТатьянаКочкина

Bausch + Lomb has officially introduced its INFUSE for Astigmatism daily disposable contact lenses. The company is expecting to start shipping the lenses to eye care professionals in July 2024, according to a news release.

“More than half of toric lens wearers with astigmatism experience contact lens dryness and many also report blurred vision. These symptoms are only exacerbated with modern-day lifestyles, which include prolonged digital device use,” said Yang Yang, president of Global Vision Care at Bausch + Lomb, in the release. “Our INFUSE for Astigmatism lenses, which were developed in-house by our research and development team, are designed to directly address these challenges, including the causes of toric lens rotation. They provide excellent clarity, optimal stability and can be worn comfortably all day.”

The silicone hydrogel lenses contain a blend of osmoprotectants, electrolytes, and moisturizers to provide stable vision and keep eyes comfortable for 16 hours. Kalifilcon A, used as the lenses’ material, combines an overall moisture of 55% and a high breathability of 107 Dk/t with a low modulus to obtain that comfort.1

Designed with ProBalance technology and OpticAlign, the lenses also allow for clear vision across the entire power range and help reduce spherical aberration and halos and glare, which can be maintained in low-light conditions. Additionally, the lenses are outfitted with a thin edge design in order to minimize lid interaction. The OpticAlign design stabilizes the lower hemisphere of the eye.1

"As patient lifestyles become increasingly more dynamic, it's essential their lenses provide a high level of moisture retention and stability, particularly for those with astigmatism. INFUSE for Astigmatism will deliver on these needs and provide comprehensive in-office parameters that make it possible to fit patients during their scheduled appointment,” said Mark Schaeffer, OD, FAAO, and clinical excellence captain at MyEyeDr inBirmingham, Alabama, in the release. “With this addition to the INFUSE family of lenses – based on the latest ocular surface research – practitioners can be confident that they have an INFUSE lens to meet the majority of their patients’ vision and eye health needs.”

The release also cited a study that found that 95% of INFUSE for Astigmatism lenses settled within 10 degrees within 30 seconds. Additionally, 97% of lenses had less than 3 degrees of rotation with blink and a mean comfort score of almost 90%. The lenses also offer the most in-office parameters and is the only daily disposable toric with -2.25 and -2.75 cylinders available in a fit set compared to other lenses on the market, according to the release.

The lenses and their blister packs and top foils also qualify for the ONE by ONE recycling program.1

  1. Bausch + Lomb INFUSE for Astigmatism silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses introduced in the United States. News release. Bausch + Lomb. June 10, 2024. Accessed June 10, 2024.
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