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 pharmaceutical
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.