Blogs About Eye Health

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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Coronavirus Guide for Eye Patients from The American Academy of Ophthalmology

By Sasha Korthuis | Oct 22, 2020

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

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

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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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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