Industry Spotlight

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Alcon is the global leader in eye care. As a division of Novartis, we discover new ways to enhance sight and improve people’s lives. We have done this successfully for 70 years, through innovative products, partnerships with eye care professionals and programs that create greater access to quality eye care.

Alcon began as a small ophthalmic pharmaceutical shop in Fort Worth, Texas. Through breakthrough innovations, strategic acquisitions and partnerships, and a deep-rooted commitment to partnering with and serving eye care professionals, we’ve grown into the global leader in eye care.

Our products touch the lives of millions of people each year living with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases, and refractive errors. We offer the most complete line of ophthalmic surgical devices, as well as a differentiated contact lens and lens care portfolio to help patients see, look and feel their best.

Our products create possibilities, but it’s the many talented and passionate eye care professionals around the world who turn those possibilities into realities. By investing in professional education, we help to advance the eye care industry and ultimately create better outcomes for patients and consumers.

We have more than 30 training centers around the world, and offer a wide variety of training programs for practitioners, students, residents and support staff. And since 2010, we’ve awarded $58 million in Independent Medical Education grants.