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Alcon Opens Company’s Largest European Eye Health Education and Training Center in Barcelona

Alcon Opens Company’s Largest European Eye Health Education and Training Center in Barcelona

November 08, 2021

Alcon has officially inaugurated the new Alcon Experience Center (AEC) in Barcelona, one of Europe's largest eye health education and training facilities, providing eye care professionals with the chance to learn about and practice the latest advancements in ophthalmology and optometry.

Ophthalmic surgeons, eye care workers, students, scientific societies, and Alcon colleagues will be able to get practical training in cataract, retina, and refractive surgery in the new area, which is over 1,700 m2 and equipped with Alcon's latest technology.

"Today is an important day for us as training and education is the cornerstone of our commitment to eye care. To officially open the AEC in the presence of our partners is such an honor," said Stephan Eigenmann, Region Europe VP, Surgical Franchise at Alcon.

The AEC includes a diagnostics corner, a wet-lab area with cataract and retina surgical stations, a dry-lab area with a state-of-the-art cataract refractive suite, and virtual reality stations.

It offers a wide range of cutting-edge, interactive, and adaptable technology for both new and seasoned surgeons. Visit www.AECBarcelona.com for additional information.

“The Alcon facility is a superb opportunity for people to have all the technologies available, which is otherwise difficult. It’s a perfect facility for young surgeons, even for advanced physicians, who want to get into new technologies. And technology is our life, what drives us forward to be better for our patients,” said Professor Thomas Kohnen of Frankfurt, Germany.

The Barcelona AEC is a component of the Alcon Experience Academy, a global training network with over 80 training centers worldwide and a complete online training program. Find out more at www.AlconExperienceAcademy.com