Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Contact Lens Review (Pros/Cons, Pricing, and More)

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Are you looking for a daily disposable contact lens that was designed off the latest expert information in dry eye disease? Are you interested in a contact lens that is easy to handle and provides you with excellent comfort and vision that lasts all day long? If so, you should strongly consider trying Bausch + Lomb’s INFUSE contact lens!

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Infused with ProBalance Technology

INFUSE contact lens was first released in the United States in 2020. What makes this lens truly unique is how Bausch + Lomb went about designing and bringing it to market.

To develop it’s 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.

A next-generation silicone hydrogel material

Unlike other daily lenses on the market, INFUSE contact lens features 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 to keep your eyes healthy and white.

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Powers, availability, and more

INFUSE contact lenses come in a single base curve and width that was designed to fit a large range of contact lens wearers. Also, it’s available in powers ranging from -12.00 to +6.00. This lens also has a light blue tint that makes it easy to see when putting in and taking out.

When fit with INFUSE contacts by your eye care professional, you’ll receive a trial box that contains 10 contact lenses for each eye. Once your prescription is finalized, INFUSE contact lenses are available for purchase in 90 packs. Also, as noted in the name, these lenses are designed for daily wear and should be thrown away at the end of the day. Therefore, they are NOT approved to be slept in!

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. For more information on contact lens solutions, check out our complete guide!

Does INFUSE have a contact lens for astigmatism or presbyopia?

No, not at this time. However, it’s rumored that Bausch + Lomb will launch INFUSE for Astigmatism and INFUSE Multifocal over the next couple of years! Stay tuned.

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What people are saying…

From Bausch + Lomb

  • INFUSE maintains 96% of its moisture for a full 16 hours.
  • High oxygen transmissibility (Dk/t) helps maintain a balance of the front of the eye and keeps the open eye healthy and white.
  • A low modulus (stiffness) reduces the impact on the front of the eye to provide a comfortable lens-wearing experience.

Is INFUSE right for you?

Pros

  • Has a next-generation material for improved eye health and comfort.
  • Features ProBalanced Technology and is optimized to reduce contact lens-related dryness.
  • Has 70% of UVA and 95% of UVB protection.

Cons

  • The higher cost of daily silicone hydrogel contact lenses (compared to other daily contacts).
  • Not available in a toric or multifocal lens option (yet).

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How much does INFUSE cost?

INFUSE lenses are designed with the latest technology and are priced as a premium daily contact lens. As of this review, the lens is only available at select eye doctor’s offices, and the suggested retail for a box of 90 lenses is $99.

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Final thoughts

Hats off to Bausch + Lomb for designing a contact lens in a completely unique and innovative way! The WHY behind how this lens is positioned and came to market is truly impressive.

Bausch + Lomb INFUSE is already receiving incredible feedback from people of all ages. It’s incredibly comfortable, contains high definition optics, is easy to handle, and is optimized to minimize disruption of the front surface of the eye (something a contact lens naturally does).

If you’ve been experiencing contact lens-related dryness/discomfort or are a wellness conscious consumer, Bausch + Lomb INFUSE has your name written all over it!

Curious if you’re a candidate for INFUSE contact lenses? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today.

What do you think of Bausch + Lomb INFUSE? Leave your feedback in the comments below!

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Summary

Bausch + Lomb INFUSE is already receiving incredible feedback from people of all ages. It’s incredibly comfortable, contains high definition optics, is easy to handle, and is optimized to minimize disruption of the front surface of the eye (something a contact lens naturally does).

Pros

  • Has a next-generation material for improved eye health and comfort.
  • Features ProBalanced Technology and is optimized to reduce contact lens-related dryness.
  • Has 70% of UVA and 95% of UVB protection.

Cons

  • The higher cost of daily silicone hydrogel contact lenses (compared to other daily contacts).
  • Not available in a toric or multifocal lens option (yet).
 INFUSE
Year of US market release2020
Base curve (i.e. curvature of the contact lens)8.6
Diameter (i.e. width of the contact lens)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)
Cylindern/a
Axisn/a
Add powersn/a
Handling tintLight blue
Materialkalifilcon A (silicone hydrogel)
Core water content
55%
Dk/t (i.e. oxygen transmissibility)
134 @ -3.00
Modulus (i.e. stiffness)
0.5 MPa
Center thickness
0.08mm @ -3.00
TechnologyProBalance Technology
Wear typeDaily wear
Replacement scheduleDaily (i.e. throw away at the end of the day)
Trials10 lenses
Available for purchase90 lens packs
Approved to be slept in?No
Inside out markings?No
Rebate available?Yes
UV protection?Yes (70% UVA, 95% UVB)
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Ryan Corte, OD
Dr. Ryan Corte is an experienced leader with a strong passion for health and wellness education and information transparency. He believes that simplifying health and wellness information helps improve comprehension. This drives greater compliance and better life choices. He is an entrepreneurial professional with a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and a Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University. He also completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the Illinois College of Optometry. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife, family, and friends as well as continuing to stay active in his community and in life.

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