"Alcon is one of the largest and most successful eye care product companies in the world, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 75 countries. The company was founded in 1945 by two pharmacists who opened a small pharmacy in Texas. Today, the company's second largest division of Novartis, Alcon, specializes in eye care products of the highest quality standard. Now you can experience Alcon products with the unique offers available at eOpticians!
"Our mission is to improve the world, to protect and nurture people's sight." - CIBA Vision.
CIBA Vision is one of the leading global companies producing and selling products that protect eyesight. CIBA Vision’s product portfolio includes contact lenses and devices for cleaning lenses. For more than 20 years, CIBA Vision has striven to meet the needs of patients and ensure maximum hygiene and comfort for customers using their lenses. Ciba laboratories constantly work on developing new and better solutions. These efforts, together with research on creating higher-quality materials, have enabled the innovative development of interchangeable (Soft Focus) lenses and the production of soft astigmatic lenses (Focus Toric). Overall, CIBA Vision is responsible for the continual introduction of a large number of innovative products to the market. For example, thanks to the use of new materials, it is now possible to provide users with unprecedented comfort when wearing both continuous 30-day contact lenses (Focus Night & Day) and one-day lenses (such as Focus Dailies). The latest technologies have also helped the cessation of contact lenses (Focus Progressives) and enabled pop-up for presbyopia correction (old age distance vision).
In May 2000, CIBA Vision acquired Wesley Jessen VisionCare, merging a joint staff of 8,900 employees. Thanks to these developments, CIBA Vision is now the only company to offer such a complex range of eye lens products that includes semi-hard contact lenses, traditional and special (high cylinder) lenses, one-day Focus Daily lenses, continuous wear Focus Night and Day lenses, color change lenses, and Wild Eyes party lenses. CIBA Vision products can be purchased in more than 70 countries.
In 1996, the merger of CIBA Geigy and Sandoz resulted in the creation of the Swiss Novartis group, one of the world’s largest companies. Novartis engages in a wide range of scientific areas concerning health: transplantology, immunology, oncology, cold medicines, ophthalmic drugs, contact lens production and contact lens care solutions. The Group is also involved in the fields of veterinary medicines and nutritional science. The Novartis Group employs 85,000 people in more than 140 countries worldwide.