Blogs About Eye Health

What Tests Are Performed Before Cataract Surgery?

By Sasha Korthuis | Nov 23, 2022

WHAT TESTS ARE PERFORMED BEFORE CATARACT SURGERY?  One of the most common questions asked by patients who have been diagnosed with cataracts is “what tests are done before cataract surgery?” Before we review common cataract tests and their importance for your cataract surgery procedure, it is important to understand the following: First, what is cataract…

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Holiday Foods That Can Improve Your Eye Health

By Sasha Korthuis | Nov 13, 2022

For many, the holiday season means more quality time with family and friends, often spent in the kitchen and around the dinner table. With all that amazing food and celebration, most diets tend to go out the window. The good news is some foods that appear to have little health benefit can sometimes hide important…

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Anthony Grillo, MD

Cataract, Cornea & Refractive Surgeon: Meet Dr. Anthony Grillo

By Sasha Korthuis | Sep 28, 2022

Cataract, Cornea & Refractive Surgeon in Olympia, WA: Welcome, Dr. Anthony Grillo! Dr. Anthony Grillo’s interest in medicine stemmed from an interest in infectious diseases while living in rural Thailand after high school. Seeing diseases like polio, tuberculosis, and a lack of access to even common antibiotics and vaccinations motivated him to further study how education and…

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Clarus Eye Centre at Yelm

Clarus Eye Centre at Yelm Opening Soon!

By Sasha Korthuis | May 20, 2022

Yelm, WA – Clarus Eye Centre is proud to announce the opening of a new satellite office serving the greater Yelm area as of summer 2022. Clarus is an established multi-specialty ophthalmology practice that has been serving the South Puget Sound area for more than 50 years. Their main location is in Lacey, WA. Clarus…

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LIGHT ADJUSTABLE LENS™ for Cataracts

By Sasha Korthuis | Jan 12, 2022

LIGHT ADJUSTABLE LENS™ for Cataracts Now available at Clarus Eye Centre in Lacey, WA!  Using a special lens material designed by a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, RxSight has developed the first intraocular lens (IOL) that allows you and your physician to optimize your vision following cataract surgery. Despite numerous advances in modern cataract surgery technologies, only 6…

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Sasha Korthuis | Jan 11, 2022

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! Check out this great article from our friends at the American Academy of Ophthalmology: Glaucoma Does Discriminate: Here’s What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States.1 But this potentially blinding eye disease does…

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Ongoing COVID-19 Safety and Precautionary Measures

By Sasha Korthuis | Jan 7, 2022

Ongoing COVID-19 Safety and Precautionary Measures To Our Community: As we move into our third year of navigating the trials and tribulations of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to take a moment to express our utmost gratitude to our patients, staff, and community at large for continuing to support our practice in so many ways.…

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How Cataract Removal Surgery Can Improve Your Life

By Sasha Korthuis | Jan 7, 2022

What are cataracts and how can cataract removal surgery improve your life?  A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens of your eye, causing blurry vision. Most cataracts are related to aging and, over time, can lead to vision loss. Symptoms of cataracts: Cloudy or blurry vision. Lights are too bright and/or…

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What is a Retina Specialist?

By Sasha Korthuis | Dec 12, 2021

What is a Retina Specialist? Retina specialists treat retinal conditions. Retina specialists are highly-trained medical doctors who have graduated from medical school, completed medical and/or surgical internships, ophthalmology residency training with additional fellowship training in the diagnosis and management of eye diseases of the retina and vitreous, also known as “vitreoretinal diseases”. Sometimes a retina…

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