The history of Bausch and Lomb reaches back to 1853 when John Jacob Bausch, a German immigrant, set up a tiny optical goods shop in Rochester, New York. He borrowed 60$ from a fiend – Henry Lomb, to keep the business going. He promised to make him his partner if the business turns up successful – as you can imagine, that’s exactly what happened. Since then, Bausch and Lomb offer the best quality optical products not only for regular contact lens users but also for technical use in the industry. They issued pattents for microscopes, binoculars, and even a camera shutter based on the eye’s reaction to light.
In 1971 Bausch and Lomb introduced the first soft contact lenses and are still the largest global provider of eye care products.