Bausch & Lomb

Bausch and Lomb is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of eye health related products. From contact lenses and lens care products, to pioneering advances in medical technology, the Bausch and Lomb brand is synonymous with high quality medical products, innovation, and trust. Though Bausch and Lomb is also involved in a variety of other areas of the eye care industry, Bausch & Lomb is most well known amongst consumers for their contact lens brands Purevision, Soflens, and Optima, as well as their Renu contact lens care solutions.

Bausch & Lomb is perhaps one of the oldest operating businesses in America today, with roots that go back to 1853. It was a German immigrant who setup a small optical goods shop in modern day Rochester, New York. Bausch borrowed $60 from his old and good friend when he needed to keep the business running, this friend was Henry Lomb. Bausch had promised that he would make Lomb a full partner when his business grew and when it did he made good on his promise.

Early beginnings

In the beginning the company mainly manufactured rubber eyeglass frames as well as an array of optical products which required high precision manufacturing. Later by 1903, the business had applied for patents for Binoculars, microscopes and back then a camera shutter based on mainly the eye's reaction to bright light.

Always innovative

Bausch & Lomb have a proven history of innovation ever since the early 1900s. They have constantly brought innovative new products to the market, with milestones like sunglasses for the military during World War I, along with lenses that were used to take the first satellite pictures of the moon. In 1971, the company introduced the very first soft contact lenses and since that day onwards they have become the largest producer of eye care products.

Their dedication to innovation, and their improving range of products is what has made them a household name not only in Australia but in most countries around the world. To find out more about Bausch & Lomb send an email to or you can fill out our online form