Interview: Ray Pasko, Alcon UK unit business head

Alcon has embarked on a raft of new educational initiatives under the direction of Ray Pasko, its UK business unit head. Chris Bennett spoke to him to find out more about education, multifocals and transatlantic best practises

Alcon’s Academy in Surrey is the kind of corporate campus eye care professionals are regularly invited to attend for education and training and the firm is determined to see more pass through its doors over the coming months. Watchmoor Park plays home to seminar rooms, fitting suites, a wet lab and acts as the home for the Alcon Scholarship Programme. The latest round of education at the Academy focuses on presbyopia with a schedule of days throughout the summer and a roadshow touring optometry schools around the country for those unable to travel to Surrey.

It is only fitting then that Ray Pasko sees education and multifocal contact lenses as the big opportunities for Alcon. The ebullient American is an evangelist for education and, as a multifocal wearer, a proponent of the modality too.

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