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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.

Helping Patients See Brilliantly:
Luigi Signorelli

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.

Helping Patients See Brilliantly:
Deborah Rogers

As a surgical nurse for an eye surgeon, Deborah Rogers knew that when she needed cataract surgery, she had to go to Dr. Brandon Ayres, who she worked closely with for years. IOLs not only cleared her cloudy vision, but also eliminated her need for glasses.

Helping Patients See Brilliantly:
Tess Ng See Hwee

Wearing glasses while taking motorcycle road trips with her husband was not enjoyable for Tess Ng See Hwee. She needed a solution to the weather fogging up her lenses and the discomfort of the glasses under her helmet. Her optometrist introduced her to contact lenses, and now there's no going back.

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