Bausch & Lomb is the eye health company, dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life for consumers throughout the world. Its core businesses include soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses and lens care products, as well as ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products. Founded in 1853, the company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y. Bausch & Lomb s 2004 revenues were $2.2 billion, and it employs approximately 12,400 people worldwide. The company s products are available in more than 100 countries. Bausch & Lomb s Vision Care business manufactures and markets some of the world s most comprehensive lines of eye care products.