Alcon was founded in 1945 as a small ophthalmic shop in Fort Worth, Texas and in 2011 Alcon merged with Novartis with corporate headquarters in Hünenberg, Switzerland. The merger unites the strengths of Alcon, CIBA Vision, and Novartis Ophthalmics into one eye care business, making Alcon the second-largest division of Novartis.
As a global leader in eye care, Alcon develops and manufactures the broadest spectrum of surgical, pharmaceutical and vision care products to treat many eye diseases and conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, retinal diseases, dry eye, eye infection and eye inflammation, ocular allergies, refractive errors, and other ocular health issues.
Bausch + Lomb, an American company, was founded in Rochester, New York in 1853 by an optician John Jacob Bausch, and a financier named Henry Lomb. Today, Bausch + Lomb, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey, and employs about 13,000 people in 36 countries.
Bausch + Lomb offers a comprehensive portfolio of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals; creating pioneering ways to help people see better and live better.
Clearlab US Inc., located in Georgia is a global organization that manufactures and distributes the proprietary eyedia® brand of contact lenses. The eyedia® clearcolor brand contact lenses offer something for everyone; from subtle color enhancements to striking new looks.
Clearlab® utilizes advanced technologies to provide innovative contact lens products to the international marketplace with their daily disposables now a leading brand in northern Europe. Clearlab is committed to providing quality contact lens products to eye care practitioners in the United States and helps independent practitioners to meet the eye care needs of patients with products that provide comfort, clarity, and value.
Since 1980, CooperVision is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and provider of soft contact lenses to people in over 100 countries all over the globe; improving the way that people see.
CooperVision produces both spherical contact lenses and specialty lens products in varying wearing and replacement schedules. Identifying vision correction needs around the world and fulfilling them by spearheading the newest scientific and technological breakthroughs in the ocular industry, is what they do with passion and ingenuity.
Vistakon® is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The world’s first soft disposable contact lens brand Acuvue (from “Accurate view”) by Vistakon® utilizing Stabilized Soft Molding (SSM) technology transformed vision correction in 1988. ACUVUE® contact lenses are worn by more people globally than any other contact lens brand.
The ACUVUE® family includes multiple product offerings that feature breakthrough technologies and address a wide range of vision-related conditions. The focus is on comfort and convenience and all the contact lenses contain UV blocking to help protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye.