Bausch + Lomb announced the introduction of Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism daily disposable contact lenses in 20 countries in Europe. This latest contact lens advancement provides the convenience of a daily disposable with the innovation of an evolved peri-ballast design for stability and a unique dehydration barrier proven to help the lens maintain 98% of its moisture for up to 16 hours, according to a company news release.
"The Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism contact lenses were developed by our in-house team of scientists and contact lens designers to meet the needs of today's astigmatic patients," Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Valeant, said in the news release. "The full spectrum of Biotrue ONEday products, which also includes Biotrue ONEday Single Vision and Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia contact lenses, is now an option for patients across many countries in Europe."
As part of the development process for the lens, Bausch + Lomb evaluated various ballasting mechanisms and assessed dynamics of blink patterns across a wide range of patients using high speed videography. To achieve the combination that performed the best in the high-water content material of Biotrue ONEday contact lenses, engineers created an evolved lens design incorporating advanced optics to help reduce halos and glare, even in low-light conditions.
Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism is now available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. In total, 21 countries, including the United States, currently offer all three modalities of Biotrue ONEday contact lenses, which are manufactured and distributed globally from the company's facility in Waterford, Ireland.