The international eye-care company said they plan to lay off 260 employees in total, including 135 others in the U.S. and abroad.
"This is a difficult finanancial environment. It's a difficult operating environment," said Doug MacHatton, vice president of investor relations for Alcon.
Employees were notified of the job cuts Wednesday morning.
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Alcon has approximately 2,800 employees in Fort Worth.