Our focus has always been the health of your eyes. And it still is today.
Alcon has more than 25,000 associates worldwide dedicated to delivering a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical and surgical treatments for everything from eye allergies and infections to open-angle glaucomaAbout Open-angle glaucoma: the most common kind of glaucoma in the US, open-angle glaucoma accounts for around 90% of all glaucoma patients. It is usually painless, and your eyes seem to be normal. But, if the natural fluid in your inner eye does not drain properly, it can cause a build-up of pressure (IOP). Because this type of glaucoma has no early warning signs, it can go undetected for years.1 and ocular hypertension Ocular hypertension simply means the pressure of the fluid inside your eye is too high. If you have ocular hypertension you are at increased risk of developing glaucoma.2. We support the eye health needs of people around the world from facilities located in some 75 countries.
Rounding out our eye care portfolio, we also make products such as contact lenses, solutions, dry eye symptom relief, and a line of eye care vitamins.
From our beginnings in 1945, eye care has been at the center of what we do. Today, Alcon is the world leader in eye care.
Helping the world see better.
If this sounds like a lofty corporate goal, it's because it is. And we have the resources and drive to back it up on a global scale:
- Alcon invests approximately $1 billion a year in eye care R&D to address unmet medical needs that will improve patient outcomes.
- More than 1,800 Alcon associates are engaged in research and development at laboratory facilities across the globe.
- Alcon closely collaborates with more than 35 leading academic research institutions worldwide.
- In 2015, we supported over 570 medical centers serving more than 438,000 patients globally, restoring the sight of more than 46,000 patients in developing countries.
Think personally—act globally.
The prevention and treatment of the leading causes of blindness worldwide is our passion and our focus. Because eyesight is such a personal matter, Alcon instills in its associates the belief that helping patients see better is more than a just a business—it’s our shared mission.