Blogs About Eye Health

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Eye Care Tips for Travelers

By Sasha Korthuis | Jun 30, 2021

Original Article:   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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COVID-19 Guidelines

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  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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Casual Wine Drinkers Less Likely to Get Cataracts

By Sasha Korthuis | Apr 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 | Mar 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 | Feb 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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Coronavirus and Your Macular Degeneration Care

By Sasha Korthuis | Jan 18, 2021

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

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

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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