New Bausch and Lomb Infuse daily multifocal contact lenses.
New Bausch and Lomb Infuse daily multifocal contact lenses. Click image to enlarge.

Eye doctors looking to offer a daily disposable lens to their presbyopes now have a new choice to consider, as Bausch + Lomb introduced a multifocal version of its popular Infuse lens today. The silicone hydrogel lenses are made with a new low-modulus, high-moisture material—kalifilcon A—which the company says can maintain 96% of its moisture for 16 hours.

The contact lenses feature what B+L calls “probalance technology,” which is also used in other Infuse daily lenses. In layman’s terms, this means the lenses are designed with a combination of ingredients inspired by the TFOS DEWS II report to help maintain ocular surface homeostasis and reduce lens dryness. This includes erythritol and glycerin (osmoprotectants to help combat hyperosmotic stress), potassium (an electrolyte to promote ocular homeostasis) and poloxamine 1107 and poloxamer 181 (moisturizers that help the lens retain hydration and maintain tear proteins).

Infuse multifocal lenses are also made with a three-zone progressive design, which B+L says helps to promote seamless transitions across near, intermediate and distance vision.

The company cited a recent study in its press release that found that 90% of presbyopic patients surveyed agreed Infuse multifocal contact lenses allow them to effortlessly move from task to task throughout the day. In a survey distributed to eyecare professionals, respondents agreed the lenses were easy to fit for 99% of patients.

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