Altacor eye products launches new-look website

Altacor launches new website

Altacor launches new website

We are delighted to announce that Altacor has now launched its brand new website, which has been developed to meet the needs of both consumers and professionals working in eye care.

Why not take a look for yourself?

The Altacor eye products  website has sections dedicated to conditions including dry eye and blepharitis. You can also find out how to protect your eye sight with good nutrition.

Cold weather dries eyes

Low temperatures, high winds and UV light have detrimental effects on eye health, causing dry eye. 

“We all know our lips dry up when we are in a cold environment, but some people don’t know their eyes can dry out too”, says Chris Miller of Cambridge-based Altacor, a specialist ophthalmic products company.

Low temperatures and icy winds can dry out our eyes causing them to water as our tear glands try to compensate. Chris continues “We recommend wearing protective glasses or using lubricant eye drops without preservatives”. The multi-use 0.5ml vials of Clinitas Soothe are perfect to carry alongside your lip balm on a cold day. Continue reading

Clinitas ensures no dry eyes at this year’s Christmas party

Alcohol the night before work could cause dry eye symptoms

New evidence suggests that alcohol leaves behind more than just a sore head. A recent study has shown the dehydrating effects of alcohol can irritate the eyes and cause symptoms of dry eye for people with otherwise healthy eyes.  Drinking water before bed and using lubricant eye drops without preservative could be the answer – Clinitas Soothe is available in small 0.5ml vials and contains enough for even the longest of parties!

Chris Miller of Cambridge-based Altacor, a specialist ophthalmic products company, explains that there is more to tears than just salty water. Continue reading

Lee Woodward to head up launch of new products

As Altacor gears up for the launch of new products into the optical and pharmacy channels, it has appointed Lee Woodward as National Account Manager.

Formerly key account manager at Sauflon, Lee is looking forward to the challenge of his new role.

“This is an exciting time for Altacor, the company has a portfolio of specialist ophthalmic products under development. These products will help to support the entire treatment pathway from the hospital ophthalmologist through to the GP and high street optometrist, helping to grow the sector by creating new business opportunities.                                  

Resources for administration of dry eye drops

Altacor is working with health professionals to improve eye health

To help people ensure they are administering their eye drops correctly, Altacor has produced new advice sheets explaining the importance of a good technique and good hygiene. The company has also uploaded a training video to YouTube designed to help carers and others administer eye drops for elderly patients or for those who are unable to easily use eye drops themselves.

Clinitas dry eye drops help protect golfers from extremes

Eye care is particularly important for golfers, who are exposed not just to glare and UV light but also to dust, pollen and wind – all of which can irritate the eyes.  Many golfers suffer from watery eyes and are unaware that it may be a symptom of dry eye, which can also cause a scratchy, gritty or smarting feeling and can be easily relieved with eye drops. Continue reading

Altacor at Independent’s Day 9th July

Preservative free Clinitas Soothe

The theme for Independents Day this is ‘Close Encounters of the Patient Kind’ and there will be a sporting theme for the gala evening.

Double Olympiad and former modern pentathlete Professor Greg Whyte, will be the guest speaker.  Although an  authority on exercise physiology and sports performance, he is probably better known for his training and mentoring of celebrities such as David Walliams and Eddie Izzard.

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Quick results with Dry Eye diagnostics trial

Dry itchy eyes is frequently it is the reason why patients give up using their contact lenses. To help opticians diagnose dry eye quickly and more accurately, Altacor, the ophthalmic products specialists, and No7 the contact lenses manufacturer have collaborated on a trial and the initial results have been very positive.

Andrew Merry Optometrists were one of the first to join the trial in which self-contained dry eye diagnostic kits were provided free of charge by Altacor and No7, and the opticians were trained in how to use them.

Janet Wilkinson of Andrew Merry Optometrists says:

“The trial went extremely well. People often come in saying they have itchy eyes or a burning sensation and are thinking of stopping wearing their contact lenses. Others think they need a new prescription because their vision is starting to blur.

“Normally we would ask a few questions and then recommend eye drops, but we wouldn’t always be able to do any specific tests as appointment time can be limited.

“In the trial, we assessed everyone that complained of dry eye. The kits contained a Lissamine green stain which we can use to examine the eye and look at tear break-up time.”

The diagnostic kit was developed by Altacor and No7 following consultation with opticians. It provides everything needed in one box and issufficient for testing 10 patients. It helps to identify what type of eye treatment will be most effective.

For more information see the video

Ceri joins the team

Ceri Myles has joined the team to help drive awareness of its Clinitas dry-eye treatment products with Hospital Consultants and Primary Care Trusts in the South East.

Ceri was previously at Wyeth where she was a Clinical Meetings Manager in Transplantation, Haemophilia and Anti Infectives.

She says that Clinitas is popular with consultants:

“Clinicians are keen to use the product and I am working to gain formulary inclusion within the hospitals. Altacor has exciting products in the pipeline and I am looking forward to being part of its success.”

It’s great to have you onboard Ceri.