Sasha Korthuis

Clarus’ Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

By Sasha Korthuis / November 11, 2020

Please join us in congratulating our very own Michelle Garcia on becoming a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)!  Clarus is committed to performing clinical research according to the standards set forth under strict oversight from the International, National, and State oversight agencies and we’re very proud to have a CCRC on staff. For more information…

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Today is World Keratoconus Day!

By Sasha Korthuis / November 10, 2020

What is World KC Day? World Keratoconus Day is celebrated on November 10th. It is sponsored by the National Keratoconus Foundation. It is dedicated to raising awareness about keratoconus (KC), as well as educating and advocating for those living with keratoconus.   What is Keratoconus? Keratoconus, often referred to as ‘KC’, is a non-inflammatory eye…

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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

By Sasha Korthuis / October 22, 2020

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy? Leer en Español: ¿Qué es la retinopatía diabética? Written By: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed By: Ninel Z Gregori MD Sep. 18, 2020 People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they…

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Exercise May Stave Off Eye Disease, Study Finds

By Sasha Korthuis / October 22, 2020

Exercise May Stave Off Eye Disease, Study Finds Written By: Reena Mukamal Reviewed By: J Kevin McKinney MD, G Atma Vemulakonda, MD Oct. 16, 2020 Regular exercise can slim your waistline and lift your mood. Now, a new study suggests that exercise may also guard against eye damage. This could help stave off macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision…

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Coronavirus Guide for Eye Patients from The American Academy of Ophthalmology

By Sasha Korthuis / October 22, 2020

Coronavirus Guide for Eye Patients See the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s EyeSmart articles for the latest information about coronavirus and your eyes, advice for patients, and tips for staying healthy at home. Also available in Spanish: Guía de coronavirus para pacientes oftálmicos Patient Information Eye Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic If you are visiting your ophthalmologist’s…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil for Dry Eye

By Sasha Korthuis / October 22, 2020

The Benefits of Fish Oil for Dry Eye Leer en Español: ¿Puede el Aceite de Pescado Ayudar a Aliviar el Ojo Seco? Written By: Celia Vimont Reviewed By: Rebecca J Taylor, MD Oct. 15, 2020 Our eyes need a healthy coating of tears. Without this lubrication, our eyes become red, scratchy and irritable. This can lead to…

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Vision vs. Medical Insurance

By Sasha Korthuis / October 8, 2020

Are you having vision problems and reluctant to set an appointment with your eye doctor due to lack of vision insurance? Your symptoms may be caused by a medical problem. In that case, your medical insurance would cover your visit to the eye doctor. People often misunderstand the difference between vision and medical insurance, but…

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Welcome Dr. Sarah Sandhaus

By Sasha Korthuis / October 7, 2020

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sarah Sandhaus to our Clarus family! Dr. Sarah Sandhaus obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from the UCLA and her optometry degree from UC Berkeley School of Optometry. She completed clinical rotations at Crow/Northern Cheyenne Indian Health Services, Palo Alto VA, and Highland Hospital and has volunteered her expertise in…

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Health & Safety at Clarus Eye Centre

By Sasha Korthuis / May 6, 2020

AT CLARUS, YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY.  We are committed to doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and beyond, which is why we continue to monitor information from all federal, state and local health agencies to ensure that we are following the latest recommendations. Social Distancing…

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Top 10 Tips to Save Your Vision

By Sasha Korthuis / May 5, 2020

Thanks to The American Academy of Ophthalmology for this awesome article on how to protect your vision! Source: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/top-10-tips-to-save-your-vision-2 More than 20 million Americans suffer from severe vision loss. While not all eye diseases can be prevented, there are simple steps that everyone can take to help their eyes remain healthy now and reduce their…

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