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Oct 10, 2017, 13:36 ET New data shows astigmatism tends to worsen following cataract surgery with a standard monofocal IOL, while patient awareness about advanced technology treatment options is limited

Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, presented a real-world data analysis that looks at the impact of not treating...


Sep 25, 2017, 07:45 ET Alcon DAILIES® teams up with US Olympians - world-class gymnast Laurie Hernandez and soccer star Tobin Heath - to launch the Invisible Edge campaign

Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, is launching a new consumer education campaign called Invisible Edge with the help...


Jun 01, 2017, 07:45 ET New Alcon survey reveals that people are happier, more satisfied with their lives after cataract surgery

A new survey from Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, demonstrates that people experience significant emotional and...


May 09, 2017, 09:00 ET All New Alcon Brake Upgrade for Jeep JK Wrangler

Very few four-wheel drive vehicles can claim to be as tough, reliable and dependable as the iconic Jeep Wrangler, a machine that can trace its...


May 08, 2017, 13:00 ET Dr. Stephen S. Lane joins Alcon as Chief Medical Officer and Global Head Franchise Clinical Strategy

Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has appointed Stephen (Steve) S. Lane, MD as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and...


Dec 22, 2016, 18:00 ET Alcon receives US FDA approval for AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® +3.0D Multifocal Toric intraocular lens for cataract patients

Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its...


Oct 07, 2013, 15:27 ET Alcon and AARP Mark World Sight Day with First-of-its-Kind Live Cataract Education Event

More than 20 million Americans are currently affected by cataracts, and a new survey from AARP Media Sales and Alcon, the global leader in eye...


Aug 01, 2013, 13:30 ET 90210 Alum Jennie Garth Goes Back to School to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Healthy Vision

 If a child cannot see clearly, he may have trouble learning, a problem that will impact his entire life. Jennie Garth, well-known actress and...


Mar 21, 2013, 08:00 ET Alcon Launches a New Mobile Website to Educate Parents About Commonly Prescribed Eye and Ear Treatments

Alcon launches DROPS101™ Web Tools today, a one-stop resource to help parents balance their on-the-go lifestyle with the responsibility of...


Jan 05, 2004, 00:00 ET Alcon Makes Fortune's '100 Best Companies to Work For' List for Sixth Consecutive Year

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alcon (NYSE: ACL) earned a spot on Fortune Magazine's list of the "100 Best Companies to...


Jul 12, 2001, 01:00 ET Summit, VISX Settle Class Action Lawsuits

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Autonomous, a unit of Alcon, and VISX, Inc. have agreed to settle two antitrust class action...


Mar 16, 2001, 00:00 ET Alcon's New Glaucoma Drug Shows Greater Effectiveness in Black Patients

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Alcon's newest drug, Travatan(TM) Ophthalmic...


Feb 22, 2001, 00:00 ET Alcon, TLC Form Strategic Refractive Technology Alliance

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcon and TLC Laser Eye Centers Inc. (Nasdaq: TLCV; Toronto: TLC) have entered into a multi-year...