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TGA approves ‘breakthrough’ B+L contact lens

Bausch + Lomb has obtained regulatory approval to supply its new Ultra One Day daily disposable silicone hydrogel (SiHy daily) contact lenses in Australia.

The new lens design was recently cleared by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and is now expected to be widely available to local eyecare professionals early next year.

According to the company, the lens features a next generation material called kalifilcon A, with Advanced MoistureSeal technology to deliver “a highly wettable surface and excellent breathability for healthy lens wear”.

The Advanced MoistureSeal technology works with a new ComfortFeel technology, the latter of which infuses the lens with eye health ingredients such as moisturisers/conditioners, osmoprotectants and electrolytes. This helps to deliver comfort for a full 16 hours of lens wear and support a stable and healthy ocular environment.

With these incorporated technologies, Bausch + Lomb Ultra One Day contact lenses are said to provide a complete design of high oxygen, low modulus, easy handling, UV blocking and high definition optics to meet the demands of the modern-day contact lens wearer.

“The Australian TGA approved our submission for Bausch + Lomb Ultra One Day silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses in approximately two weeks,” Mr Paolo Sasso, general manager of Bausch + Lomb Australia, said.

“We are excited to include this breakthrough and innovative new lens as part of our robust portfolio of contact lens products in Australia. We look forward to offering Bausch + Lomb Ultra One Day to eyecare practitioners and their patients across the country in early 2021.”

The company anticipates the lenses will be available to selected practitioners in Australia beginning of the fourth quarter of 2020, with a national launch in early 2021.