Alcon Previews Activities Planned for Upcoming AOA Meeting
Jun 18, 2014
• AIR OPTIX® Colors Contact Lenses to Make Colorful Splash • Celebrity Fashion Stylist, Ilari Urbinati to be Onsite to Discuss AIR OPTIX® Colors Contact Lenses and 2014 Fashion Trends
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 18, 2014 – Alcon, the global leader in eye care, has unveiled its plans for the launch of new AIR OPTIX® Colors Contact Lenses at the American Optometric Association meeting in Philadelphia, June 25-29. At the Alcon booth (#1148), eye care professionals can experience the new AIR OPTIX® Colors Contact Lenses. Offered in nine beautiful hues, from subtle to vibrant, this new advancement in color contact lenses allows fashion-savvy patients a new way to elevate their look and express their personalities through color.
Alcon is also bringing Ilaria Urbinati, celebrity fashion stylist to Hollywood A-list actors, to the meeting to share her perspective on 2014 fashion trends and how to incorporate AIR OPTIX® Colors Contact Lenses into an optometric practice. She will be speaking at a media event as well as the Women in Optometry event on Friday night.
The company plans to highlight their technologies through a series of free symposia for attendees:
A New Standard for Color Lenses: Introducing AIR OPTIX® Colors Contact Lenses Thursday, June 26, 2014 7:00 – 8:00 am Philadelphia Convention Center – 109 AB Featured Speaker: Dr. Louise Sclafani
New Daily Disposable Contact Lenses for your Presbyopic and Astigmatic Patients Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 pm Philadelphia Convention Center – 109 AB Featured Speaker: Dr. Kris May
A New Standard for Color Lenses: Introducing AIR OPTIX® Colors Contact Lenses Friday, June 27, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 pm Philadelphia Convention Center – 109 AB Featured Speaker: Dr. Louise Sclafani
About Alcon Alcon, the global leader in eye care, provides innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people worldwide see better. The three Alcon businesses - Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care - offer the widest spectrum of eye care products in the world. Alcon is the second largest division of the Novartis Group, with pro-forma sales of USD 10.5 billion in 2013. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, Alcon has more than 25,000 employees worldwide, operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets. For more information, visit www.alcon.com.
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Important information for AIR OPTIX® COLORS (lotrafilcon B) contact lenses: For daily wear only for near/far-sightedness. Contact lenses, even if worn for cosmetic reasons, are prescription medical devices that must only be worn under the prescription, direction and supervision of an eye care professional. Serious eye health problems may occur as a result of sharing contact lenses. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. Side effects like discomfort, mild burning or stinging may occur. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor.
Ask your eye care professional for complete wear, care, and safety information.
Important information for AIR OPTIX® AQUA (lotrafilcon B), AIR OPTIX® AQUA Multifocal (lotrafilcon B) and AIR OPTIX® for Astigmatism (lotrafilcon B) contact lenses: For daily wear or extended wear up to 6 nights for near/far-sightedness, presbyopia and/or astigmatism. Risk of serious eye problems (i.e., corneal ulcer) is greater for extended wear. In rare cases, loss of vision may result. Side effects like discomfort, mild burning or stinging may occur.
See product instructions for complete wear, care, and safety information.