Bausch Health Companies to Expand Contact Lens Manufacturing Capacity

The parent company of Bausch and Lomb -- Bausch Health Companies --  says it will expand contact lens manufacturing capacity at its Bausch + Lomb sites in Rochester and Waterford, Ireland. 

The company is adding production lines at both sites to make its daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses.The lenses have debuted in Japan and are expected to be approved in other countries over the next few years.

It is expected the expansions will lead to the creation of more than 200 jobs over the next four years. Bausch Health currently employs more than 1,000 people in Rochester and 1,350 people in Waterford.

The company is getting economic development grant assistance from RG&E to help offset needed electric and natural gas upgrades for the expansion.

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