Patient Resources/Education

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

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…
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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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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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