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Helping Patients See Brilliantly: Mike Giostra

Hear from Michael Giostra, a former baseball player who endured an injury that stole his vision and altered his life. Now, at 65 years old, he shares the story of how he got his sight and life back.

Helping Patients See Brilliantly: Eva Garofoli

We share the story of Eva Garofoli—16-year-old equestrian rider from Massachusetts, United States—whose confidence struggled after failing a vision test. Because of her family and community, Eva rediscovered her confidence when she found the right contact lenses.

Helping Patients See Brilliantly: Ron Ayres

When you're an eye surgeon, you don't expect one of your patients to be your own father. Dr. Brandon Ayres performed cataract surgery on his father Ron and improved his quality of life. Hear how Dr. Ayres was able to give back to his dad for all he had done for him.

World Glaucoma Week: Helping Patients See Brilliantly

Hear from glaucoma patient Luigi Signorelli who shares his journey of battling glaucoma for 25 years. It is patients like Mr. Signorelli that remind us why we innovate at Alcon: to help people see brilliantly.

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News & Innovation
A Closer Look: Inside Alcon’s Partnership with the WCO for Dry Eye Education
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Social Impact and Sustainability
Successful Learning Starts with Access to Eye Care for Local Students
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Social Impact and Sustainability
Turning Plastic Waste into Worth
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Brilliant People
Technology Pioneer
Pushing the innovation envelope with manufacturing technologies and processes at Alcon.
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Social Impact and Sustainability
October 14th is World Sight Day
Preserve Sight by Having Regular Eye Exams To Detect & Treat Cataracts Early
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Brilliant People
Influential Women in the Optical Industry
Congratulations to Alcon leaders Stephanie Waugh and Laura Walker for their drive to help people around the world See Brilliantly.
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News & Innovation
Seeing Brilliant Solutions: An Inside Look at Alcon’s R&D and Innovation
Innovation is at the heart of Alcon’s mission to help people see brilliantly. Our relentless pursuit of products that change peoples’ lives has resulted in more than 60 launches since 2018.
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News & Innovation
Alcon’s New Glaucoma Milestone
Celebrating 100K Implants Worldwide with Hydrus Microstent
Dr. Carolina Kunnen
Brilliant People
An iPhone, An Idea, A Mission
Engaging employees one Vlog at a time through innovation at Alcon.
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News & Innovation
Turning Back the Clock on Vision
"Alcon Eye On Cataract Survey" reveals new global perceptions on aging, vision loss and restoration and cataract surgery treatment options.
25 Years of Wavelight
25 Years of Refractive Light Surgery Innovation
Celebrating a quarter of a century of helping people see brilliantly through many groundbreaking innovations by the Alcon subsidiary WaveLight® GmbH.
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News & Innovation
30th Anniversary of the First Implantation of the AcrySof® IOL
To date, there have been more than 125 million implants of the AcrySof® lens making it the most implanted cataract replacement lens in the world for cataract patients.
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Culture & Values
Alcon Recognized on the Corporate Equality Index for the Second Year in a Row
Alcon is proudly committed to creating a work culture that welcomes and celebrates diversity and inclusion.
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Brilliant People
Looking Ahead: Expanding Access to Eye Care
Q&A with Paul Delatore, Vice President & Global Head, Market Access at Alcon
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Social Impact and Sustainability
World Sight Day 2022: Taking to the Skies to Help People Love Their Eyes
Alcon reflects on more than four decades of partnership with Orbis International.
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News & Innovation
GreenIST: Accelerating Sustainability Among Alcon’s Surgical Portfolio
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News & Innovation
No More Suffering in Silence. The Joy of Feeling Nothing Is Here.
Once patients feel the joy of nothing – and practitioners see the benefits for their patients – they’ll wonder why they didn’t speak up sooner.
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News & Innovation
A new WAVE of technology
Delivering breakthrough technology to people with cataracts while also offering a vision correction able to offer more independence for patients.
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News & Innovation
Alcon’s Phaco Development Program
5,000 Surgeons Trained and More Than 6 Million Eyes have Received Phacoemulsification as Option for Cataract Surgery
Social Impact and Sustainability
Mercy Ships Delivers Hope and Healing in Senegal
Mercy Ships provided critical ophthalmic care to underserved patients from remote regions of Senegal, and ophthalmic training to local eye care providers.
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Social Impact and Sustainability
Together, Alcon Makes a Brilliant Impact
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News & Innovation
Building on Our Leadership in IOL Innovation
Building on Our Leadership in IOL Innovation
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News & Innovation
ORA SYSTEM® Reaches 2 Million Cases
Important milestone as we continue to lead the way with technologies from real world-cases that can help drive better patient results.
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Brilliant People
Revolutionizing Ophthalmic Surgical Education with Virtual Reality
We sat down with Rustin Floyd, Global Director, Head of Healthcare Practitioner (HCP) Training & Education, to discuss Alcon’s Fidelis Virtual Reality (VR) Ophthalmic Surgical Simulator.
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Brilliant People
The Art of Breakthrough Collaboration
Collaboration that leads to real breakthrough isn't just getting people in a room together. It's trust. It's respect. It's culture.
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News & Innovation
Real Relief from Dry Eye: A Q&A with Dr. Carla Mack, Global Head of Professional Affairs
At Alcon, it’s our mission to help every person see brilliantly, which is why we sat down with Dr. Carla Mack, Global Head of Professional Affairs, to unpack how to approach the complex issue of dry eye disease. As an Eye Care Professional, an industry-leading academic, and a dry eye sufferer herself, Dr. Mack discusses how the complexity of the disease requires a varied treatment approach.
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Brilliant People
Brilliant People: Meet the Minds Behind Alcon Vision Care Manufacturing
Alcon’s manufacturing facilities deliver on our purpose of helping people see brilliantly through innovative, digitalized and progressive operations that produce the contact lenses that help address the needs of Eye Care Professionals and patients worldwide.
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News & Innovation
World Glaucoma Week: Helping Patients See Brilliantly
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Social Impact and Sustainability
Alcon in Action: Celebrating 10 Consecutive Years of Giving Back to Local Communities
Alcon in Action is an annual company-wide day of global volunteering focused on strengthening the communities in which we work and live.
Alcon - Best Places to Work 2022
Culture & Values
Alcon Earns Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index
Alcon continues commitment to creating a work culture that inspires and celebrates diversity and inclusion.