Bausch & Lomb improved its net earnings to $45.8 million (e45.5m) for the 3rd quarter ended Sept. 25, as compared to $36.2 million (e35.9m), not including Ray Ban and other loss-making sun eyewear operations sold to Luxottica. Revenues from continuing business were up 11 percent to $446.3 million (e443.2m), including a 9 percent increase in contact lenses.