Alcon Celebrates 75 Years of Eye Care Innovation
Alcon Celebrates 75 Years of Eye Care Innovation

Alcon Celebrates 75 Years of Eye Care Innovation

April 04, 2022
Alcon original pharmacy - 1945
Alcon original pharmacy - 1945

Alcon, the global leader in eye care dedicated to helping people see brilliantly, marks the company’s 75th anniversary with its Brilliant History. Brilliant Future. celebration. On May 16, 1947, Alcon Laboratories, Inc. was incorporated and began manufacturing specialty pharmaceutical products in Fort Worth, Texas. Today, Alcon has complementary businesses in Surgical and Vision Care and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland – a country where it has been rooted for nearly 50 years.

To recognize this significant milestone, throughout the year, Alcon will highlight its heritage of breakthrough innovation, industry firsts, ongoing dedication to Eye Care Professionals (ECPs) and their patients, and commitment to increasing access to eye care.

“When Robert Alexander and William Conner combined the first syllables of their last names to create ‘Alcon,’ no one could have predicted that one small pharmacy would help shape the eye care industry and grow to become the global eye care leader we are today,” said David Endicott, Alcon CEO. “We embrace our leadership role in the industry while staying true to the foundation our business was built on 75 years ago: cultivating meaningful insights from Eye Care Professionals to address unmet eye care needs and increasing access to eye care. Our Brilliant History gives us the confidence to realize our Brilliant Future.”

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