What We Do
In an environment where quality and precision are critical, we employ professionals with the skills and passion to meet the expectations of our customers, as well as the regulatory bodies that govern the development and manufacturing of our eye care products.
Good Manufacturing Practices
Alcon’s Manufacturing and Technical Operations (MTO) organization is a network of nearly 14,000 individuals dedicated to producing and delivering the innovative eye care products that our customers and patients rely on. We operate 23 state-of-the art manufacturing and distribution facilities around the world, designed to ensure a reliable supply of quality eye care products.
What We Manufacture
Our manufacturing and distribution facilities are categorized by product type, dedicated to surgical equipment and devices, pharmaceuticals, and vision care products.
Surgical Devices and Equipment
Alcon manufactures technologies and devices for cataract, retinal, glaucoma and refractive surgery, as well as advanced technology intraocular lenses (ATIOLs) to treat cataracts and refractive errors, like presbyopia and astigmatism. We also manufacture advanced viscoelastics, surgical solutions, surgical packs, and other disposable products for cataract and vitreoretinal surgery.
Alcon manufactures products that treat elevated intraocular pressure for people with glaucoma; products to treat eye and ear infections; and ophthalmic solutions to treat inflammation and pain associated with ocular surgery. We also manufacture eye and nasal allergy treatments, and over-the-counter dry eye relief and ocular vitamins.
Vision Care Products
At our Vision Care facilities, we manufacture daily disposable, monthly replacement and color-enhancing contact lenses. We also manufacture a complete line of contact lens care products, including multi-purpose and hydrogen-peroxide based solutions, rewetting drops, and daily protein removers.
Quality and Safety Standards
Patients are at the center of everything we do and at the heart of our commitment to quality. From research and development, to manufacturing and distribution, unparalleled quality and safety standards are the keys to our success.
Alcon adheres to the strictest of regulatory and statutory requirements, while also seeking continual improvement and advancement in the way we develop and manufacture our products. This is reflected in every aspect of our business, our partner relationships and our customers’ satisfaction.
Alcon operates a continuous improvement program that involves activities such as quality improvements and cycle-time reductions. We also make sure to maintain good manufacturing practices through consistent training of our associates in topics such as management, safety, and regulatory and technical issues.