Alcon Inc. is the global leader in eye care, dedicated to helping people see brilliantly.
With our 70-plus-year heritage, we are the largest eye care device company in the world – with complementary businesses in Surgical and Vision Care. Being a truly global company, we work in over 70 countries and serve patients in more than 140 countries.
We have a long history of industry firsts, and each year we commit a substantial amount in Research and Development to meet customer needs and patient demands. Today Alcon operates in seventy-four countries, serving patients in over 140 countries, employing over 20,000 associates worldwide.
The Cork facility was established in 1991. In 2006, the Cork plant began manufacturing Alcon’s intraocular lenses (IOLs), which replace the eye’s natural lens in cataract surgery. Alcon’s Clareon / AcrySof® IOLs are the most frequently implanted lenses worldwide.
Alcon’s Cork facility is 13,657 square meters in size and employs over 700 associates. In an environment where quality and precision are critical, Alcon employs 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.
Patients are at the center of everything we do and at the heart of our commitment to quality. The Alcon facility in Cork is certified to ISO 13485, is MDD compliant and is an FDA approved manufacturing site.