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Bausch & Lomb Announces Strategic Vendor Relationship with Vision Source

Bausch & Lomb Selected as Elite Vendor in Therapeutics and Vendor in Contact Lenses and Lens Care

BRIDGEWATER, NJ (February 23, 2015) - Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today announced that Vision Source has selected the company as an elite vendor in the therapeutics category and a vendor in contact lenses and lens care products.  As part of the relationship, Vision Source will endorse Bausch + Lomb’s industry-leading products together with member pricing discounts and rebate programs.

In the therapeutics category, members will be offered the line of Ocuvite® and PreserVision® eye vitamin and mineral supplements, Soothe® eye drops for dry eyes, and Alaway® eye drops. For skincare, the ELASTIderm® eye product portfolio, which includes eye cream, eye gel and eye serum, will be available to members to help patient’s revitalize the skin around their eyes with clinically proven ingredients.

In addition to the therapeutic relationship, Vision Source members will have access to the company’s latest lens technology in the Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® contact lenses and the Biotrue® ONEday and PureVision® brands of contact lenses. Lens care products, Biotrue® and renu® multi-purpose disinfectants for soft contact lenses, will also be available to members as well as the unique and innovative hydrogen peroxide solution, PeroxiClear®, and the Boston® solution line of products for cleaning gas-permeable contact lenses.

"We are extremely proud to offer our advanced innovations in the eye health and skin care business to Vision Source members," said Dr. Ari Kellen, head of U.S., eye health, Bausch + Lomb. "Vision Source recognizes the significant impact that Bausch + Lomb has demonstrated in the eye health market, including the recent and successful product launch of Bausch + Lomb ULTRA® contact lenses.   Bausch + Lomb is committed to providing doctors with new technologies that will best meet the needs of their patients. We look forward to serving the nearly 4,000 doctors across the nation who are Vision Source clinicians conducting in excess of 12 million eye exams with patients annually.”

“The innovative brands of Bausch + Lomb will further bolster the strength of Vision Source clinician offerings to patients in an organization that is hyper focused on outstanding patient outcomes at our 3,000+ locations nationwide,” said Jim Greenwood, president & chief executive officer, Vision Source.

About Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing, and restoring people’s eyesight. Our core businesses include ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. We develop, manufacture and market one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in our industry with products available in more than 100 countries. ​

About Vision Source

Founded in 1991, Vision Source is North America’s largest network of independent optometrists consisting of nearly 4,000 industry influencers. The clinicians in the Vision Source network enjoy access to newly evolving patient channels, including an expanding list of leading medical groups and integrated health systems with whom Vision Source optometrists collaborate. Additionally, members benefit from a wide range of innovative technologies, practice management tools, strategic marketing, and unsurpassed purchasing power. Leveraging these tools, the clinicians offer comprehensive eye care to their patients delivering an industry leading patient experience. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit www.visionsource.com

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Kristy Marks

Manager, Product PR, Bausch + Lomb

(585) 338-8095 or kristy.marks@bausch.com



Posted On February 23, 2015