Bausch + Lomb Introduces Biotrue® ONEday for Astigmatism Contact Lenses in Europe

LAVAL, Quebec, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company and division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) ("Valeant"), today announced the introduction of Biotrue(®) ONEday for Astigmatism daily disposable contact lenses in 20 countries in Europe. This latest contact lens advancement provides the convenience of a daily disposable with the innovation of an evolved peri-ballast design for stability and a unique dehydration barrier proven to help the lens maintain 98% of its moisture for up to 16 hours.(1)

"The Biotrue(®) ONEday for Astigmatism contact lenses were developed by our in-house team of scientists and contact lens designers to meet the needs of today's astigmatic patients," said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Valeant. "The full spectrum of Biotrue® ONEday products, which also includes Biotrue(®) ONEday Single Vision and Biotrue(®) ONEday for Presbyopia contact lenses, is now an option for patients across many countries in Europe."

As part of the development process for the lens, Bausch + Lomb evaluated various ballasting mechanisms and assessed dynamics of blink patterns across a wide range of patients using high speed videography. To achieve the combination that performed the best in the high-water content material of Biotrue(®) ONEday contact lenses, engineers created an evolved lens design incorporating advanced optics to help reduce halos and glare, even in low-light conditions.(2)

Biotrue® ONEday for Astigmatism is now available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. In total, 21 countries, including the United States, currently offer all three modalities of Biotrue® ONEday contact lenses, which are manufactured and distributed globally from the company's facility in Waterford, Ireland.

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. Its core businesses include over-the-counter supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Bausch + Lomb develops, manufacturers and markets one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, which is available in more than 100 countries.

About Valeant
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, gastrointestinal disorders, eye health, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at

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                           1.     Data on file. Bausch & Lomb
                                 Incorporated. Rochester, NY;

                 2.     Results from a 7-investigator,
                                 multi-site study of Biotrue(R)
                                 ONEday for Astigmatism contact
                                 lenses on 123 current non-daily
                                 disposable toric soft contact
                                 lens wearers. Lenses were worn
                                 on a daily wear basis for 1

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