Collaborative Leadership in
Research & Development

Throughout 180 markets worldwide, Alcon offers the widest spectrum of eye care products. Across continents, we listen, share insights and create even better products together.

  • Alcon is the global leader in eye care.
  • We invest approximately $1 billion a year in eye care R&D to address unmet medical needs that will improve patient outcomes.
  • This represents the largest commitment to R&D in the eye care industry–second only to U.S government sponsored research.
  • Alcon constantly explores new innovations–from enhancements in end–of–day contact lens comfort to ocular drug delivery.
  • Alcon conducts ongoing usage and attitude consumer research to better understand the needs of your patients.
  • Symposia, workshops and in–office consultation provide forums for idea exchange, driving further innovation for practice improvement.
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Alcon Research Institute

Since its inception in 1981, the ARI has granted almost $21 million to more than 234 researchers in support of their research into eye disease and ophthalmology. Learn more about the Alcon Research Institute.