Bausch & Lomb Incorporated is an eye health company, which offers a comprehensive portfolio of eye health products. The company is one of the oldest and most respected health care brands in the world. It was formed in 1853 in Rochester, N.Y., as a small optical shop. Bausch & Lomb Incorporated has a staff of approximately 13,000 employees worldwide and with products available in more than 100 countries. In 1971, the company introduced the first soft contact lenses and is one of the largest global providers of eye care products.