IOL featured in Florida ad campaign

February 18, 2009
Ophthalmology Times Staff Reports

Bausch &. Lomb has launched a new advertising campaign in six Florida markets aimed to educate baby boomers and seniors about its proprietary FDA-approved accommodating IOL (Crystalens), the company announced in a prepared statement.

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Aliso Viejo, CA-Bausch & Lomb has launched a new advertising campaign in six Florida markets aimed to educate baby boomers and seniors about its proprietary FDA-approved accommodating IOL (Crystalens), the company announced in a prepared statement.

The IOL, used in standard cataract replacement procedures, provides patients with a full range of vision after surgery, potentially eliminating their need for glasses or contacts, Bausch & Lomb said.

According to the statement, the campaign will use local television, radio, and newspapers to target consumers who are aged 50 years or more-the population that still responds to those traditional forms of mass media. The ads will run in Florida’s key markets: Fort Myers/Naples, Jacksonville, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, and West Palm Beach.

The ads, which encourage patients to talk with their ophthalmologists to find out whether they are candidates for the IOL, also urge patients to visit the lens’ Web site, http://www.crystalens.com/, for more information.

The campaign’s initial run (it has been resumed) in Dallas; Raleigh-Durham, NC; and St. Louis, generated a 10-fold increase in traffic to the Web site, resulting in increased sales of the lens, the company said.