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Why Is Dry Eye So Difficult to Treat?

By Sasha Korthuis / September 22, 2021

By Reena Mukamal Reviewed By Christopher E Starr MD Sep. 15, 2021 Many people living with dry eye feel misunderstood and unsatisfied with their treatment, according to a new survey. Health Union interviewed 415 Americans with chronic dry eye about their experience managing the condition. Here’s what the survey found, and what ophthalmologists say could…

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International Travel During COVID-19 per CDC Guidelines- Updated 8/25/21

By Sasha Korthuis / September 9, 2021

Link to the full article on CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.  International Travel During COVID-19 Languages On This Page Recommendations for…

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Clarus Eye Centre Voted Best of 2021 by Showcase Magazine Readers!

By Sasha Korthuis / August 17, 2021

Please join us in celebrating our win for Best Eye Care Services in Showcase Magazine’s Best of 2021 readership poll! We are so very grateful to have won this award for the past several years! Congratulations to all this year’s nominees! Learn more here! https://www.showcasemedialive.com/best-of/2021/

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Eye Care Tips for Travelers

By Sasha Korthuis / June 30, 2021

Original Article: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/travel-tips-your-eyes-only   Written By: Anne Sumers MD   Edited By: Anni Delfaro Jun. 11, 2021 Eye emergencies can be frightening, especially when you’re far from home. Accidents and injuries can make it hard to navigate a new city – even worse, some conditions can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated appropriately. Here are…

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Masks Still Required Upon Entry

By Sasha Korthuis / May 18, 2021

Like you, we here at Clarus are happy to see mask mandates lifting for fully vaccinated people in our state. However, per CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities, we must continue to require that masks be worn at all times while visiting our facility. For more about our COVID-19 response, please visit https://www.claruseye.com/health-safety-at-clarus-eye-centre/  Thank you for…

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Avoid Potential Fraud When Paying Your Bill Online

By Sasha Korthuis / May 14, 2021

It has recently come to our attention that a small number of our patients have experienced fraud when trying to pay their statements with us online. We’ve investigated the situation, worked with our web pay affiliate and concluded that in most if not all situations, patients were using a search engine to find our web…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

By Sasha Korthuis / April 27, 2021

Thanks to the WA State Department of Health for this great COVID-19 vaccine FAQ page! Click HERE for COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions from the WA State DOH  

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Casual Wine Drinkers Less Likely to Get Cataracts

By Sasha Korthuis / April 20, 2021

From The American Academy of Ophthalmology Written By: Vered Hazanchuk Mar. 31, 2021 ————————————————————————— A glass of wine a day may keep the doctor away, according to a new study from Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and University College London. The study was published in Ophthalmology and showed people who drank low to moderate amounts of…

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Eye Exams: Detecting the Signs We Can’t See

By Sasha Korthuis / March 10, 2021

As adults age, many will develop eye diseases that could become debilitating if not treated in time. But people can protect themselves by having eye exams that can spot early and often hidden signs of eye disease. Find out how the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that you care for your eyes. Learn more at…

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Eye Health Screening Apps May Signal Need for Eye Exam

By Sasha Korthuis / February 23, 2021

Written By: Reena Mukamal Reviewed By: J Kevin McKinney MD Feb. 17, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic caused a surge in telemedicine appointments — and some patients skipped eye care visits altogether. In-person appointments are now safe, thanks to strict hygiene and disinfection procedures that protect patients from the coronavirus. But many people are still avoiding…

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