Alcon is the global leader in eye care. Our mission is to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. We accomplish our mission by giving eye care professionals the products and tools they need to deliver the best treatment outcomes to their patients. We were founded in 1945 as a small ophthalmic shop in Fort Worth, Texas. Over the past 70 years, we have become the world’s leading eye care company through a combination of innovative research and development, strategic acquisitions, and partnerships with renowned third-party organizations. Today, we proudly reach more than 90 percent of the globe – operating in more than 75 countries, serving 180 markets and employing more than 25,000 people. Our three businesses – surgical, pharmaceutical and vision care – offer the widest spectrum of industry leading products that address the full life cycle of eye care needs. We treat all parts of the eye through a comprehensive line of high-quality ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products, and a broad portfolio of contact lenses and lens care products.