Patient Resources/Education

Today is World Keratoconus Day!

What is World KC Day? World Keratoconus Day is celebrated on November 10th. It is sponsored by the National Keratoconus Foundation. It is dedicated to raising awareness about keratoconus (KC), as well as educating and advocating for those living with keratoconus.   What is Keratoconus? Keratoconus, often referred to as ‘KC’, is a non-inflammatory eye…
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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy? 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…
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Exercise May Stave Off Eye Disease, Study Finds

Exercise May Stave Off Eye Disease, Study Finds Written By: Reena Mukamal Reviewed By: J Kevin McKinney MD, G Atma Vemulakonda, MD Oct. 16, 2020 Regular exercise can slim your waistline and lift your mood. Now, a new study suggests that exercise may also guard against eye damage. This could help stave off macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision…
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Coronavirus Guide for Eye Patients from The American Academy of Ophthalmology

Coronavirus Guide for Eye Patients 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…
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The Benefits of Fish Oil for Dry Eye

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…
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Vision vs. Medical Insurance

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

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

Thanks to The American Academy of Ophthalmology for this awesome article on how to protect your vision! Source: 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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Home Remedies for Simple Eye Problems

WE ARE HERE for your continual care requirements, for eye care related emergencies, and via telemedicine. However, there are a number of home remedies for simple eye problems you can utilize if needed. Check out this great article from the American Academy of Opthalmology for more! If your eye care needs go beyond any of…
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Telemedicine at Clarus Eye Centre

We are pleased to offer you convenient, simple and secure telemedicine! To schedule a telemedicine visit with one of our providers, please call our office directly at 360-456-3200.  Once scheduled, you will receive an email with a confirmation of your appointment date and time, as well as instructions for your virtual visit.  Thank you for your continued…
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