Bausch and Lomb's Ultra Contact Lens Review9:43 AM
Hard to believe, but it has been since around 2007 since we actually got a new monthly contact lens. (The Purevision2 lens that launched a few years ago was a recycling of an older material). In these past seven years, the market has shifted drastically towards daily use lenses, but monthlies continue to dominate the marketplace due to their excellent price points for every day lens wearers. The big knock against monthlies? Comfort. Wouldn't it be nice if they made a monthly lens that felt a lot more like a 2 week or a daily lens? Well, maybe Bausch and Lomb has finally accomplished just that.
|My personal pair of Ultra lenses. Note they dropped "Purevision" from|
their packaging all together. B+L is going in a different direction this time
Another little tidbit: the new Ultra lens will be replacing Bausch and Lomb's current Purevision 2 lens, so if you are an optometrist, start moving your patients over. There is no set timetable for the transition away from Purevision 2, but the new lens has the same vision perks, but with better comfort. Purevision 2 has lost market share since its recent roll out, falling to an abysmal 2-3% market capture, and is being recycled potentially to another retailer as a "generic" type lens Not sure that this is set in stone so I won't give any firm statements.