2013 R&D 100 Winner
Biotrue ONEDay Contact LensesPatients who wear contact lenses often report blurred vision at the end of the day or have to blink a few times to clear their vision when working on computers. Blurred vision can be caused when contact lenses lose moisture, which changes the shape of the lens and can distort clarity of vision.

To address this problem, Bausch+Lomb developed Biotrue ONEday lenses, daily disposable lenses made from a bio-inspired material called HyperGel that is designed to emulate the function of the eyes. HyperGel helps to retain moisture and the optical shape of the lens up to 16 hr of wear. The outer surface of the lens is designed to mimic the lipid layer of tear film to prevent dehydration.

It also delivers the oxygen level that the open eye needs to maintain healthy, white eyes without the need for silicone.

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Development Team

Bausch+Lomb Biotrue ONEday product development team. Front row (l-r): John Cardiff, Joe Dowling, Sinead Murphy, Liam Byrne. Second row (l-r): Bill Reindel, Jessica Pierce, Mo Merchea, Rob Steffen, Audra Gavelis. Third row (l-r): Rosa Lee, Dan Hook, Graham Biddle. Back row (l-r): Barb Klube-Falso, Michael Liu, Kevin DeRyke, Ron Koch.


The Biotrue ONEday lenses Development Team from Bausch + Lomb
John Cardiff, Principal Developer
Dan Hook, Principal Developer
Ronald Koch, Principal Developer
Jay Kunzler, Principal Developer
Rosa Lee, Principal Developer
Mohinder Merchea, Principal Developer
Jeff Schafer, Principal Developer
Graham Biddle
Liam Byrne
Kevin DeRyke
Joe Dowling
Audra Gavelis
Barbara Klube-Falso
Michael Liu
Sinead Murphy
Jessica Pierce
Bill Reindel
Rob Steffen