Alcon is a global medical company specializing in eye care products with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and incorporated in Fribourg, Switzerland. Alcon's American headquarters are located in Fort Worth, Texas.
Alcon was founded in 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The company started as a small pharmacy in Fort Worth and was named for its founders, pharmacists Robert Alexander and William Conner. Conner and Alexander focused on sterile ophthalmic products.
Alcon was a subsidiary of Novartis until April 9, 2019 when the company completed a shareholder approved 100% spinoff of Alcon eye care devices business from Novartis.
Alcon is the global leader in eye care, dedicated to helping people see brilliantly. With its 70-plus-year heritage, Alcon is the largest eye care device company in the world – with complementary businesses in Surgical and Vision Care. Being a truly global company, Alcon works in over 70 countries and serves patients in more than 140 countries.
It has a long history of industry firsts, and each year it commits a substantial amount in Research and Development to meet customer needs and patient demands.
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