Alcon was founded in Fort Worth, Texas in 1945 by pharmacists Robert Alexander and William Conner. Their focus was on sterile ophthalmic products. In 1977, Nestle acquired the company and expanded manufacturing to South America and Europe.

Investing over a billion dollars a year into research and development and employing over 14,000 people in 26 state of the art manufacturing plants across the globe, Alcon is a dedicated leader in the optical industry. They are committed to providing quality products and solutions to Medical, Pharmaceutical and Optical industries.