Alcon South Africa

Last updated: 13.02.2014

Address: 65 Peter Place
Bryanston Extension 13
2021 Republic of South Africa

Tel: +27 11 840 2300


Company description

Founded in 1945, Alcon traces its roots back to two pharmacists, Robert Alexander and William Conner, who opened a small pharmacy in Fort Worth, Texas, and combined the first syllables of their last names to create the name Alcon.

The strengths of Alcon, CIBA VISION and Novartis Ophthalmics unite into one eye care business with Alcon becoming the second largest division of Novartis. With these collective resources and scale, Alcon offers the widest spectrum of eye care products in Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care across 180 markets and runs operations in 75 countries.

Incorporated in 1977, Alcon South Africa employs nearly 90 people focused on serving the needs of health care professionals in the area.

Products and services

Alcon develops, manufactures and markets surgical equipment and devices, pharmaceuticals and vision care products in more than 180 countries. At the heart of Alcon’s ability to deliver ‘best in class’ products year after year is our Research & Development organization. All of our many engineers, scientists and medical professionals are dedicated to meeting the world’s eye health needs. In 2010, we invested USD 747 million in the pursuit of new products to enhance, preserve and restore vision. Over the next five years, Alcon plans to invest approximately USD 4 billion to discover and develop new treatment solutions for vision conditions and eye diseases.


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