Bausch & Lomb donates IOLs

Bausch & Lomb donated 9,500 IOLs to Sightsavers International in support of its campaign to cure and prevent blindness in developing countries.

Surrey, U.K.-Bausch & Lomb donated 9,500 IOLs to Sightsavers International in support of its campaign to cure and prevent blindness in developing countries.

About 238,514 cataract operations are carried out annually by Sightsavers. The £200,000 lenses will be life changing to the thousands of individual who receive the cataract operations.

"Bausch & Lomb U.K. decided last year to focus our charitable support on a few reputable eye related charities, such as Sightsavers, British Blind Sport, and Optometry Giving Sight," said Gareth Steer, general manager of Bausch & Lomb, U.K. "We believe that the incredible difference that these charities make to people's lives is completely aligned to our own mission of 'Perfecting Vision and Enhancing Life', and we are proud to support their wonderful work."

Sightsavers has already sent the first batch to projects in Zambia and others will go to Uganda, Liberia, Nigeria, and Cameroon later this month.