11.13.18

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON EXPANSION OF BAUSCH AND LOMB IN ROCHESTER

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement on the expansion of Bausch and Lomb’s silicone hydrogel contact lens manufacturing capabilities in Rochester, NY:

“You don’t need these new contact lenses to see what is plain as day: this new Bausch and Lomb manufacturing line means jobs, jobs, jobs for Rochester’s economy. Expansion of Bausch and Lomb’s silicone hydrogel contact lens manufacturing in Rochester doubles down on the original ULTRA manufacturing lines we secured for Rochester in 2013. I was glad Bausch heeded my call then to build the original monthly contact lens lines in Rochester – instead of moving those jobs overseas. Now that the daily-wear version is ready for market, there is no better place to manufacture than in Rochester, where the silicone hydrogel technology was first developed,” said U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer.  

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