Optics company founded in Rochester, New York in 1853; its world headquarters are still found in that city. Their primary products are eye care products, opthalmic surgical supplies, and some eye-related pharmaceuticals.

The company was founded by German immigrant John Jacob Bausch and his friend Henry Lomb. Both men lived in Rochester and are buried in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Along with imaging companies Xerox and Kodak, also founded in Rochester, B&L was one of the reasons for that city's recent slogan, The World's Image Center.

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