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Avoid Potential Fraud When Paying Your Bill Online

By Sasha Korthuis | May 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Avoid Potential Fraud When Paying Your Bill Online
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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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Casual Wine Drinkers Less Likely to Get Cataracts

By Sasha Korthuis | Apr 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Casual Wine Drinkers Less Likely to Get Cataracts

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 | Mar 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Eye Exams: Detecting the Signs We Can’t See

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 | Feb 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Eye Health Screening Apps May Signal Need for Eye Exam

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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Coronavirus and Your Macular Degeneration Care

By Sasha Korthuis | Jan 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Coronavirus and Your Macular Degeneration Care

Leer en Español: Coronavirus y el cuidado de su degeneración macular Reviewed By: Johanna M Seddon MD, Rahul Khurana, MD Jan. 07, 2021 If you have macular degeneration, you may feel worried about catching the coronavirus or maintaining your eye care during the pandemic. Experts at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) have assembled the following advice…

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Introducing ‘Care Connect Washington’ – A new way to get COVID-19 relief

By Sasha Korthuis | Dec 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Introducing ‘Care Connect Washington’ – A new way to get COVID-19 relief

News Release For immediate release: December 9, 2020    (20-239) Media contact: Public Information Desk Public inquiries: State COVID-19 Assistance Hotline, 1-800-525-0127 Introducing ‘Care Connect Washington’ – A new way to get COVID-19 relief OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health is announcing a new service to help people who have to isolate or quarantine at home after testing positive for…

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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

By Sasha Korthuis | Oct 22, 2020 | Comments Off on What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
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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 can close, stopping blood…

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Coronavirus Guide for Eye Patients from The American Academy of Ophthalmology

By Sasha Korthuis | Oct 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Coronavirus Guide for Eye Patients from The American Academy of Ophthalmology
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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 office for routine eye care…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil for Dry Eye

By Sasha Korthuis | Oct 22, 2020 | Comments Off on 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 a condition called dry eye. Dry eye becomes more…

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Vision vs. Medical Insurance

By Sasha Korthuis | Oct 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Vision vs. Medical Insurance
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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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