Alcon Takes Center Stage with Contact Lens Innovations and the iLUX® System at the 2019 Optometry’s Meeting

  • DAILIES® COLORS and PRECISION1™ contact lenses and the iLUX®
    MGD Treatment System will be featured in key symposia
  • Meeting program includes focus on clinical data with white papers and
    practice development data
  • Official welcome of new US Vision Care General Manager and Director of
    Professional Education

FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alcon, the global leader in eye care, will launch DAILIES®
COLORS contact lenses at the 2019 Optometry’s Meeting, as well as give
attendees a preview of PRECISION1™ contact lenses coming soon to the US.
These innovations, together with updates on the iLUX® MGD
Treatment System, new clinical data and practice insights, will be
featured at various Alcon-sponsored events and presentations throughout
the meeting. The meeting is taking place June 19-23 at the America’s
Center Convention Complex (ACCC) in St. Louis, Missouri.

In addition to a prominent showing at the meeting, Alcon welcomes two
key additions to its US Vision Care team. Sean Clark was appointed
General Manager, US Vision Care, and Dr. Kristin Anderson joined Alcon
as the Director of Professional Education, US Vision Care and Dry Eye.

“It’s an exciting time to be at Alcon, and I’m thrilled to be attending
this year’s Optometry’s Meeting in my new role as head of the US Vision
Care business,” said Sean Clark, General Manager, US Vision Care, Alcon.
“We continue our strong commitment to helping people see brilliantly by
meeting the needs of patients and the eye doctors who serve them. We are
also excited to showcase our latest innovations, practice insights and
educational resources.”

Showcasing Innovations in the Contact Lens and Dry Eye Portfolios

Alcon will launch DAILIES® COLORS contact lenses – a new
collection of four colors that delivers beautiful color enhancement plus
eye definition* in one daily disposable lens. The lenses are designed to
make eyes look bigger and brighter, and are a new beauty bag item with
all the benefits of a daily disposable contact lens. Learn more about
DAILIES® COLORS contact lenses at the following events:

  • Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21

    • Lens Try-On: Try on and learn more about the comfort, beauty and
      convenience of DAILIES® COLORS contact lenses at Alcon
      booth #112 during exhibit hours (ACCC, Exhibit Hall).
  • Friday, June 21

    • Breakfast Symposium: See What’s New in Beautiful Eye Color,
      Presented by Dr. Arian Fartash (8:00 – 9:00 a.m., ACCC Room 130).

Alcon will also host an event focusing on PRECISION1™, an innovative
daily disposable Silicone Hydrogel (SiHy) contact lens, at the
Optometry’s Meeting. PRECISION1™ lenses launched in Australia and New
Zealand in March 2019, and are expected to launch in the US late this
year or early next year.

  • Thursday, June 20

    • Lunch Symposium: Precision & Performance: A New Frontier in
      Contact Lenses, Presented by Dr. Amanda Nanasy (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.,
      ACCC Room 130).

The Alcon Dry Eye Devices team will present updates on its iLUX® Suite
of Innovations – the iLUX® hand-held device, the iLUX® Smart
Tip Patient Interface and DEEP™ (Dry Eye Excellence Program). Meeting
attendees will learn more about Alcon’s support services including the
DEEP™ program, which provides practical tools to drive best practices,
increase education of and access to dry eye care and treatment, and
train and educate health care professionals to use the product.

  • Friday, June 21

    • Lunch Symposium: iLUX® Xperience Event, Presented by
      Dr. Jim Owen (12:00 – 1:00 p.m., ACCC Room 130). The session will
      offer insights into dry eye practice implementation through an
      overview of the DEEP™ program, a live patient treatment
      demonstration and the opportunity for a hands-on experience with
      the iLUX® device.

A Focus on Science and Practice Support

Clinical science is the driver of Alcon’s technology, which is why for
the first time ever, Alcon Medical Affairs will be previewing the latest
clinical-science focused white papers at the Optometry’s Meeting. These
include a white paper discussing the impact of pupil size on multifocal
contact lens performance. In this publication, a recent study is
summarized which demonstrated Alcon multifocal contact lenses are pupil
size independent and that pupil size did not affect the number of lenses
required for a proper lens fitting or visual performance. Other white
papers of interest cover topics including tear film stability and
comfort, management of dry eye and more. To learn more, visit Alcon
booth #112 to speak to the Alcon Medical Affairs team. All white papers
and other science-related resources can be found at

In addition to highlighting the latest science, new data from the Power
of One™ 2.0 Program will be featured in a symposium. The data
demonstrates the potential business benefits of this strategy centered
on monthly replacement and daily disposable contact lenses to improve
patient compliance and exam regularity.

  • Thursday, June 20

    • Breakfast Symposium: Patient Purchase Behavior Trends to Enhance
      Practice Outcomes, Presented by Drs. Amanda Nanasy and April
      Jasper (8:00 – 9:00 a.m., ACCC Room 130).

Alcon People Announcements

Alcon is deepening its bench of experts with the addition of Sean Clark
and Dr. Kristin Anderson. Sean was recently appointed General Manager of
US Vision Care from his most recent role as head of the Vision Care
Business Unit for Alcon Japan. Sean has more than 10 years’ experience
each in the vision care and consumer goods industries, and started in
the eye care industry at CIBA Vision before the integration with Alcon
in 2012. His career includes work with leading Fortune 500 companies
like General Electric, Procter & Gamble and Galderma. He earned his MBA
in Strategic Management and Finance from the Wharton School of the
University of Pennsylvania, and is also an alumnus of Purdue University
where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

In addition to Clark, Dr. Kristin Anderson joined Alcon in the
newly-created role of Director of Professional Education – US Vision
Care and Dry Eye. In this new role, Dr. Anderson will lead professional
education, training strategy and tactics for Vision Care and Dry Eye,
including the Alcon Experience Academy. Dr. Anderson received her Doctor
of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry and, in her most
recent role, served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at
Southern College of Optometry.

Visit Alcon booth #112 for additional important information about Alcon
products and programs featured in this release.

Important information on DAILIES®
COLORS (nelfilcon A) contact lenses

For daily wear, single use. Contact lenses, even if worn for cosmetic
reasons, are medical devices that must only be worn under the
prescription, direction and supervision of an eye care professional.
Serious eye health problems may occur as a result of sharing contact
lenses. See product instructions for complete wear, care and safety
information. Available by prescription only.

*Mystic Green has a less-defined outer ring as compared to the other
colors. Mystic Green is also available as Green within the Freshlook®
One-Day Color Contact Lenses portfolio.

Important Information on the iLUX® Device

The iLUX® Device is indicated for the application of
localized heat and pressure therapy in adult patients with chronic
disease of the eyelids, including Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD),
also known as evaporative dry eye. Please refer to the User Manual for a
complete list of contraindications, instructions for use, warnings and
precautions of the iLUX® Device.

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million people in over 140 countries each year living with conditions
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