On April 15, 2010 our practice administrator, Clayton Grinage, COE and I, George Saunders, CFO, accompanied Dr. Matossian on a visit to Alcon corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The world's largest ophthalmic product maker, including surgical equipment, intraocular lens implants and pharmaceuticals, had invited her to "pick her brain" and to let her see the leading edge of the industry. It was a fascinating experience as I watched high ranking specialists engage Dr. Matossian for her feedback on research and the products she uses and to see her interact with them as to what she thinks they could do better or differently and to provide them her insight on how Alcon products actually affect her patients. It was an extremely valuable day for all concerned!
George Saunders, CFO