Who are Bausch & Lomb? A history
1853 - Bausch & Lomb is founded by optician John Jacob Bausch and his business partner Henry Lomb in New York and starts out making monocles for gentlemen.
1853-1900 - The company innovates a whole new type of glasses frame made from rubber, in response to the soaring price of horn (traditionally used to make glasses frames).
1936 - Bausch & Lomb designs the Ray-Ban Aviator for WWII pilots. These super reflective sunglasses replaced flight goggles and provided better protection from the sun.
1971 - The company releases SofLens contact lenses, the first soft contact lenses available to the public. These lenses provided higher comfort levels and water content than standard hard lenses.
2002 - PureVision is created, a monthly contact lens with AerGel technology for extra comfort
2008 - ReNu MPS multipurpose contact lens solution is created, designed especially for silicone hydrogel contact lenses
2012 - Bausch & Lomb releases Biotrue one day contact lenses, made from a super comfortable material called HyperGel.