Advanced Medical Wants Bausch - TheStreet

Advanced Medical Optics

(EYE) - Get Report

has offered to acquire

Bausch & Lomb

( BOL) for $75 a share, according to reports Thursday.

The Wall Street Journal



reported on the bid, which would include both cash and stock. Bausch & Lomb struck a deal earlier this year to be acquired by Warburg Pincus for $65 a share, or about $3.7 billion.

Shares of Bausch & Lomb closed Tuesday at $68.64 and were recently halted at the

New York Stock Exchange

. Advanced Medical, which has a smaller market cap than Bausch, was halted at $35.89.