Alcon, A Division of Novartis, is the global leader in eye care. Our mission is to discover new ways to enhance sight and improve people's lives. We were founded in 1945 as a small ophthalmic shop in Fort Worth, Texas. Over the past 70 years, we have become the world’s leading eye care company through a combination of innovative research and development, strategic acquisitions, and partnerships with renowned third-party organizations. Today, we proudly reach more than 90 percent of the globe – operating in more than 75 countries, serving 180 markets and employing more than 18,000 people.