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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.

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Alcon Recognized on the Corporate Equality Index for the Second Year in a Row
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A new WAVE of technology
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Social Impact and Sustainability
Alcon in Action: Celebrating 10 Consecutive Years of Giving Back to Local Communities
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Seeing Brilliant Solutions: An Inside Look at Alcon’s R&D and Innovation
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Women at Alcon Inspire Inclusion
Alcon is fully committed to cultivating a culture that uplifts diversity and inspires inclusion—but we couldn’t do it without all the amazing associates and leaders on our teams around the world!
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The New Presbyope
Alcon shares insights into the presbyopic experience, identifying pressing unmet patient needs, and tangible solutions that deliver excellent patient outcomes.
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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
Turning Back the Clock on Vision
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Brilliant People
Revolutionizing Ophthalmic Surgical Education with Virtual Reality
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Brilliant People
Influential Women in the Optical Industry
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The Art of Breakthrough Collaboration
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Building on Our Leadership in IOL Innovation
Building on Our Leadership in IOL Innovation
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Looking Ahead: Expanding Access to Eye Care
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No More Suffering in Silence. The Joy of Feeling Nothing Is Here.
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Mercy Ships Delivers Hope and Healing in Senegal
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GreenIST: Accelerating Sustainability Among Alcon’s Surgical Portfolio
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Seeding the Future of Eye Care
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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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Reducing Plastic, Increasing Stability
Since 2022, Alcon and Plastic Bank have partnered for clear vision and clean oceans.
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Technology Pioneer
Pushing the innovation envelope with manufacturing technologies and processes at Alcon.
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Eye Health
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Alcon continues commitment to creating a work culture that inspires and celebrates diversity and inclusion.
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30th Anniversary of the First Implantation of the AcrySof® IOL
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ORA SYSTEM® Reaches 2 Million Cases
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Alcon’s New Glaucoma Milestone
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Eye Health
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