Alcon is an American- Swiss medical company specializing in eye care products with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and incorporated in Fribourg, Switzerland. Alcon's American headquarters are located in Fort Worth, Texas. Alcon was a subsidiary of Novartis until April 9, 2019 when the company completed a shareholder approved 100% spinoff of Alcon eye care devices business from Novartis. Alcon was founded in 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Alcon work in over 70 countries and serve patients in more than 140 countries. Alcon’s Corporate Giving efforts, including the Alcon Foundation and Alcon Cares, help people around the world by increasing access to quality eye care, driving eye care provider training and skills-transfer, and strengthening the communities in which we live and work.