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ORBIS and Alcon Team Up to Provide Eye Care Education to School Students
Date:10/2/2007

heir own eyes and the importance of working to preserve eye sight worldwide."

Teachers can promote eye health by encouraging their students to take basic steps to safeguard their eyesight and become advocates for sight. By visiting http://www.eyecareeducation.com, teachers can download for free the "VISION for Children" teacher's guide, which contains content and activities introducing children to the importance of sight -- for themselves and for those whom they have never met. Through these lessons, students will learn about the causes of blindness, how the eye works and how to keep it safe and healthy, and ways in which they can make a difference by helping eliminate avoidable blindness.

The idea for the teacher's guide comes from this year's World Sight Day theme, "VISION for Children." The theme was developed by VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, a global joint initiative of the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Together with an international coalition of non-governmental organizations, professional associations, eye care institutions, and corporations, the group's purpose is to eliminate needless blindness worldwide by the year 2020. For more information about World Sight Day and the mission of VISION 2020, visit http://www.V2020.org.

About Alcon, Inc.

Alcon, Inc. (NYSE: ACL) is the world's leading eye care company. Alcon, which has been dedicated to the ophthalmic industry for 60 years, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, surgical equipment and devices, contact lens care solutions and other vision care products that treat
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