Nearly 66 million (one in five) Americans suffer from itchy eyes caused by seasonal and/or perennial allergies. In any given year, pharmacists and health care professionals face questions during allergy season about itchy eye symptoms that can easily be confused with dry eye disease or viral infections. This year, many are now asking a new
FORT WORTH — Alcon announced that Pataday Once Daily Relief (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.2%) and Pataday Twice Daily Relief (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.1%) have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale over-the-counter (O-T-C) in the U.S. The Pataday brand features the No. 1 doctor-prescribed eye allergy itch relief ingredient,
FORT WORTH — Alcon is teaming up with gold- and silver-medal winning gymnast Laurie Hernandez on a new campaign that encourages people to find inspiration to visualize and achieve their goals. The “Eye Can, Eye Will” campaign is based on Laurie’s belief that personal mantras and clear, comfortable vision with DAILIES TOTAL1 contact lenses have
FORT WORTH — Alcon has launched a new art-focused campaign in honor of Cataract Awareness Month, which illustrates the impact cataracts can have on seeing color and encourages those diagnosed with cataracts to understand the benefits of cataract surgery. The campaign is part of Alcon’s continued commitment to educate patients about cataracts and treatment options.
FORT WORTH — Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, announced Monday that it has acquired PowerVision, Inc., a privately-held, US-based medical device development company focused on creating fluid-based intraocular lens implants. The acquisition furthers Alcon’s commitment to bring this innovative, accommodating lens to cataract patients throughout the world. Commercial availability
FORT WORTH — Alcon, a division of Novartis, is inviting consumers to change their eye color as part of the AIR OPTIX Colors contact lenses sweepstakes for a chance to go backstage at New York Fashion Week: The Shows in February 2019. To enter, people must wear or virtually try on one of 12 colors
BASEL — Novartis today announced its intention to spinoff Alcon, its eye care division, into a separately-traded standalone company. The planned spinoff would enable Novartis and Alcon to focus fully on their respective growth strategies. Completion of the transaction is subject to general market conditions, tax rulings and opinions, final Board of Directors endorsement and shareholder
PRINCETON, N.J. — Sandoz Inc. has launched olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.2%, an antihistamine for itchy eyes, in the United States. Sandoz said the product is an authorized generic version of Pataday eye drops from Alcon. Both Sandoz and Alcon are subsidiaries of Novartis. A mast cell stabilizer, olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.2% is indicated