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  • Writer's pictureDr. Ryan Corte

Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Contact Lens Review

Updated: Jul 4



Are you interested in a daily disposable contact lens that incorporates the most up-to-date expert knowledge on dry eye disease?

Would you like to explore a contact lens that offers effortless handling, exceptional comfort, and long-lasting clear vision throughout the day?

If so, you should strongly consider trying Bausch + Lomb’s INFUSE contact lens!


Below is the complete Bausch + Lomb INFUSE contact lens review.


Infused with ProBalance Technology

INFUSE contact lens was first released in the United States in 2020.


What makes this lens unique is how Bausch + Lomb designed and brought it to market. To develop its proprietary ProBalance Technology, Bausch + Lomb took information from the latest expert industry report on dry eye disease (Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society DEWS II report) and infused select ingredients into the contact lens.


ProBalance Technology contains osmoprotectants (erythritol and glycerin) and electrolytes (potassium) that help maintain the balance of the front of the eye (ocular surface homeostasis).


It also includes moisturizers (poloxamine 1107 and poloxamer 181) that help retain hydration and provide a smooth, wettable lens surface.

Bausch + Lomb INFUSE contact lenses are designed to promote ocular surface homeostasis
Bausch + Lomb INFUSE contact lenses are designed to promote ocular surface homeostasis

A next-generation silicone hydrogel material

Unlike other daily lenses on the market, INFUSE contact lenses feature a brand-new lens material (kalifilcon A). This next-generation material is designed with a:

  • High water content for improved comfort.

  • Low modulus to reduce the impact of the lens on the front of the eye.

  • High oxygen transmissibility keeps the eyes healthy and white.

Powers, availability, and more

INFUSE contact lenses have been designed with a single base curve and width to accommodate a wide range of contact lens wearers.


They are available in a comprehensive range of powers, spanning from -12.00 to +6.00. These lenses are further enhanced with a gentle light blue tint, aiding in easy insertion and removal.


Upon receiving a fitting from your eye care professional, you will be provided with a trial box containing 10 contact lenses for each eye. Once your prescription is finalized, you can choose between 30 and 90 packs of INFUSE contact lenses.


It's important to emphasize that these lenses are specifically intended for daily wear and should be disposed of at the end of each day. As indicated in the name, they are not approved for overnight use and should not be worn while sleeping.


Note: If you plan on taking your daily contact lenses out for a nap or to go swimming, we recommend storing them in Biotrue contact lens solution.


Is there an INFUSE contact lens for astigmatism?

No, not at this time. However, Bausch + Lomb plans on launching INFUSE for Astigmatism in 2024.

Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal contact lens
Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal contact lens

Is there an INFUSE contact lens for presbyopia?

Yes, INFUSE Multifocal is a multifocal contact lens designed to correct presbyopia. It has a center near, 3 Zone Progressive design to provide you with seamless vision at distance, intermediate, and near. Plus, patients who love the performance of INFUSE transition nicely into this lens once they hit presbyopia.

Bausch + Lomb INFUSE contact lens
Bausch + Lomb INFUSE contact lens

Is the Bausch + Lomb INFUSE contact lens right for you?

Pros

  • Has a next-generation material (kalifilcon A) for improved eye health and comfort.

  • Features ProBalanced Technology and is optimized to reduce contact lens-related dryness.

  • Has good UV protection (70% of UVA and 95% of UVB).

Cons

  • The higher cost of daily silicone hydrogel contact lenses (compared to hydrogel daily contacts).

  • Not available in a toric lens option.

My experience fitting INFUSE contact lenses

When it comes to my choice of premium daily silicone hydrogel contact lenses, INFUSE has become my go-to option. Not only does INFUSE provide unparalleled visual clarity and comfort, but its ease of handling adds to the overall convenience.


What sets INFUSE apart from other premium lenses is that it offers all these remarkable features without carrying a premium price tag. With INFUSE, I've found the perfect combination of comfort, clarity, ease, and affordability, making it my ultimate choice for daily silicone hydrogel contact lenses.


What are your thoughts on Bausch + Lomb INFUSE contact lenses? Let me know in the comments below!

Year of US market release

​2020

Base curve

​8.6

Diameter

​14.2

Powers

​+6.00D to -12.00D • +0.50D to +6.00D (in 0.25D steps) • -0.50D to -6.00D (in 0.25D steps) • -6.50D to -12.00D (in 0.50D steps)

Handling tint

Light blue

Material

kalifilcon A (silicone hydrogel)

Water content

​55%

Dk/t

​134 @ -3.00

Modulus

​0.5 MPa

Center thickness

​0.08mm @ -3.00

Technology

​ProBalance Technology

Replacement schedule

​Daily disposable

Approved to be slept in?

No

Inside out markings?

No

Rebate available?

UV protection?

​Yes (70% UVA, 95% UVB)

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