Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Bausch + Lomb Biotrue ONEday Lenses

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Hi my fave people!

Last month I was invited to a sharing session by Bausch and Lomb at their office in Sunway Pinnacle. The Professional Service Manager of Vision Care, Bausch and Lomb Malaysia, Alice Tan shared and talked to me about the criteria that set new standards in the contact lens industry and honestly I've been wearing both glasses and lenses since I was 13 but I've never knew that a pair of contacts can be invented to be the ideal ones as I thought all contact lenses feels literally much the same.

I've been told that Ms. Alice Tan graduated as an optometrist from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) with a 7 years’ experience as an eye care professional in both optical trade and vision care multinational company. She is an experienced optometrist with vast knowledge and experience in handling and treating patients with various optical corrections including soft contact lenses, rigid gas permeable as well as specialty lenses. She also has contributed in driving the reinforcement program among the eye care practitioners through education with the collaboration of various institutions in Malaysia as well as a member of Association of Malaysia of Optometrists. Her established and strong background in optometry encouraged me to know more about the angle of eye health and also how can I pick the right contact lens which suits me that is parallel to my lifestyle's needs.


About Biotrue

Biotrue ONEday Daily lens is a premium daily disposable contact lens. Inspired by none other than the human eye itself, Biotrue ONEday lens is made from HyperGel, an innovation that combines the best of conventional hydrogels and silicone hydrogels and is set to be the next generation of daily Disposable material.

Three Bio-inspired features :
  • Matching cornea’s 78 per cent water content, provides incredible comfort during lens wear.
  • Meets the oxygen level that an open eye needs to maintain healthy, white eyes.
  • The lens outer surface is designed to mimic the lipids layer of tear film to prevent dehydration and provide maximum amount of moisture compared to all major brands of daily disposable lenses in the market today, even after 16 hours of wear.



Alice explained that the ideal contact lens is the one that provides satisfactory visual performance, acceptable comfort, adequate corneal physiology, and ease of handling. On top of that, the factors that will come into consideration for suitable contact lens selection are comfort, convenience, and caters the needs and lifestyle of the users.

Ms. Alice Tan explaining about the Hypergel and how it works.

Bausch and Lomb Biotrue ONEday daily contact lens featuring revolutionary material, Hypergel, which has ever since been considered the ideal lens by many professionals and users alike for its winning qualities. As what I've been informed, Hypergel is a high-moisture next generation material, was designed to work like the eye matching the cornea's 78% water content and mimicking the tear film's lipid layer to retain moisture inspired by the biology of the eye, material combines the lens polymer with SAM (Surface Active Macromers) that works like the lipid layer of tear film to resist dehydration and maintain water within the lens for surprisingly up to 16 hours long.

The material (Hypergel) combines the best features of conventional Hydrogels and Silicone Hydrogels which retain 98% of moisture throughout the day, ending the day with more moisture than many lenses begin with, it meets the oxygen levels an open eye needs without the use of silicone to maintain healthy and white eyes. It matches the cornea water content which provides exceptional vision and comfort throughout the day, that is the unique nature of Hypergel. Most contact lenses in the market now are made from Hydrogel & Silicone Hydrogel. Although having their own benefits, Hypergel is a win as in a material, it prevents the evaporation of water content and allows oxygen to pass which equal the feeling of not wearing anything. To maintain white healthy eyes users are recommended to choose the lens that can provide the amount of oxygen that the open eye needs too.

It is true that a higher water content provides good initial comfort but most of the case it'll generally and gradually cause dryness at the end of the day. Once the lens lose its moisture it'll absorbs the moisture from the tear, that is the reason of why you feel the dryness while having the contacts on, this is contradicted to Biotrue ONEday contact lenses which imitating the lipid layer of our tear film. I tried it for these past weeks and I can confidently say that I've never tried such good contact lens before, the feeling when you're wearing it is splendid. I love wearing contact lens because it can totally change my look and make it easier for me to carry my life routines throughout the day. The other contact lenses I've tried before can get dry so fast in less than 6 hours that it feels very uncomfortable and I tend to blink my eyes a lot. However it is really different with this one, once put on I barely even feel it there, the only difference is my vision become clearer. I went out at 8AM and came back at 12PM with the lens on and still I felt very comfortable, not feeling anything bugging in the eye by the end of the day unlike the other contact lens or daily contact lens I've tried did. Never felt this good wearing a lens again.

Above all of these benefits, Bausch and Lomb Biotrue ONEday Daily's Hypergel is the first soft contact lens material that provide UV protection. It can block 70% of UVA and 95% of UVB radiation. However it is advised to never forgo the regular UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles and sunglasses for a complete protection.

Based from what Alice said, using a daily disposable contact lens is a lot more safer too. Monthly lens tend to hoard germs while you put it on and off and it can affect your tear film causing an infection. That is the reason why you are forbidden to swim with a contact lens on, however I am very surprised with the fact that you can do that using a Biotrue ONEday daily disposable lenses! Just dispose it once you're done with your swimming activity. Have you ever heard a contact lens this cool and comfortable? 

About Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing, and restoring people’s eyesight. Our core businesses include ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Bausch and Lomb develop, manufacture and market one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in their industry with products available in more than 100 countries. Bausch + Lomb (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. is one of 43 global offices distributing professional and consumer eye health brands such as Biotrue, PureVision, SofLens, Lacelle, Renu and many more.

From left : Ms. Alice Tan and me.

Thanks Bausch and Lomb for introducing me to this Biotrue ONEday lens,
it is amazing to discover about this brilliant daily lens!




Bausch + Lomb Biotrue ONEday lenses

Made in: Ireland
Price: RM125 per box of 30 pieces
Availability: All leading optical outlets nationwide

*Biotrue multipurpose Solution is also available in Twin pack (355ml x 2) priced at RM61.50

For more info about Bausch and Lomb Biotrue ONEday lenses or their other lenses, you can kindly find them on Intagram, Twitter and Facebook.


Talk to you guys again on my next post!


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