Court Allows Utah To Ban Price-Fixing Of Contact Lenses

Court Allows Utah To Ban Price-Fixing Of Contact Lenses

Contact lens companies have been working together to create price floors for their products, prohibiting retailers from offering competitive discounts and removing consumers’ ability to shop around for savings. Legislators in Utah recently passed a bill that would outlaw this practice but in May a federal appeals court temporarily blocked it from being enacted. But on Friday, the court vacated that injunction, allowing the new law to move forward. [More]

Appeals Court Blocks Utah Law That Would Have Banned Price-Fixing On Contact Lenses

Appeals Court Blocks Utah Law That Would Have Banned Price-Fixing On Contact Lenses

In recent years, many of the country’s biggest contact lens manufacturers moved to set minimum sale prices for their products, meaning any retailer wishing to discount these lenses couldn’t go below that price floor. The practice — which would have been illegal until a 2007 Supreme Court ruling — has come under scrutiny from federal lawmakers, and Utah state legislators passed a bill earlier this year that would outlaw this form of price-fixing in the state. However, a federal appeals court has temporarily sided with the lens makers and blocked that law from being enforced. [More]

HD Contact Lenses Will Increase The Resolution Of Your Eyeballs

HD Contact Lenses Will Increase The Resolution Of Your Eyeballs

I just got back from a long-overdue visit to the local vision-correction emporium, where I learned that for all these years, I’ve been fumbling through life only able to see 480 lines of resolution through my contact lenses. But now there are HD contact lenses. Bausch & Lomb’s PureVision2 HD lenses have been out for some time now, and I’m just learning about this upgrade to reality now. [More]

Bausch & Lomb Plant Clears Inspection

Bausch & Lomb Plant Clears Inspection

A Bausch & Lomb plant in South Carolina has cleared inspection after failing last year in an investigation following an outbreak of a rare and dangerous eye infection caused by its MoistureLoc contact solution.

Sometimes All We Want Is An Apology

Sometimes All We Want Is An Apology

Elizabeth Nowicki over at the legal blog Concurring Opinions has posted an interesting look at the role of corporate apologies in settling mass lawsuits, specifically in relation to the Vioxx and Bausch & Lomb litigations.

Pictures of Eyeball Fungus

Pictures of Eyeball Fungus

Symptoms for Fungal keratitis include:

Lady Tells How Moistureloc Made Her Blind. Skeet. Skeet.

Lady Tells How Moistureloc Made Her Blind. Skeet. Skeet.

Here’s an eyewitness account of a user of the infamous Bausch & Lomb Renu Moisture Loc contact lens solution. She went blind in one eye. From the NYT:

Bausch & Lomb Has Made Singaporeans Blind Since 2004

Bausch & Lomb Has Made Singaporeans Blind Since 2004

Baush & Lomb Yanks MoistureLoc From Shelves After Fungal Outbreaks

Baush & Lomb Yanks MoistureLoc From Shelves After Fungal Outbreaks

Baush & Lomb, scraping the craggy fungal barnacle crust from its eyes, announced today it will permanently pull from the worldwide markets its MoistureLoc contact lens solution linked to a rare eye fungus. Shares rose nearly 9%.

Bausch & Lomb Fungus Cases Spike

Bausch & Lomb Fungus Cases Spike

Fungus is even more so among us.

All Bausch & Lomb ReNu Products Will Give You Eye Fungus

All Bausch & Lomb ReNu Products Will Give You Eye Fungus

Think you’re safe from developing an ocular socket full of oozing, stagnant fungus just because you’re using a Bausch & Lomb product that isn’t MoistureLoc? Better think again.