CIBA VISION was established in 1980 as a diversification effort of Ciba-Geigy’s USA Pharmaceutical Division. In 1996, Ciba-Geigy merged with Sandoz to form Novartis, the world’s leading life sciences company, and CIBA VISION became the eye care unit of Novartis.
In 1980, CIBA VISION entered the soft contact lens market. Through innovation, strategic acquisition and an ability to quickly meet market developments and emerging technologies, CIBA VISION has grown from a start-up to a company with more than $1 billion in sales.
CIBA VISION’s rapid growth has been achieved through understanding the needs of our customers – practitioners, consumers, and trade partners – and delivering innovative, superior solutions. Our success is driven by a talented, progressive team of more than 6,000 associates who see challenges and opportunities in new and different ways.