Meet Clarus Eye Centre’s Executive Director

When you meet Marta De La Torre, the new executive director at Clarus Eye Centre, you will be impressed by how genuine, courteous, collected and engaging she is. She says with a smile that she has been interested in health care “since she was almost 2”! The New England native has traveled around the world and now calls Tumwater home.

De La Torre says one of the most interesting positions she has held in her career was as a third-party health care administrator for the government of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Health care in that country, she says, was different because of gender inequality. “A male doctor can only work on males and female doctors only on females,” De La Torre explains. She said they also have different entrances to medical facilities.

Perhaps inspired by that experience, De La Torre, a mother of three and grandmother of eight, is interested in mentoring young women. She thinks it is important to build up all people to foster strong community.

What attracted De La Torre to Clarus Eye were the long-term employees at the location. She says employees of such long tenure provide an unparalleled level of expertise. She was also impressed that the practice is celebrating its 50th anniversary. “There is a lot to celebrate!” she says.

One of De La Torre’s working goals is to offer a tuition program for employees who want to go back to school. She also wants to cultivate an optical training program at the local colleges. She aims to help Clarus engage with schools and continue to build its relationship with families and the community.

“This job comes as a welcome challenge and a responsibility,” says De La Torre. She looks forward to giving back to the community and carrying into the next 50 years the legacy of compassionate service that Clarus Eye Centre has become known for.

Clarus Eye Centre

345 College St SE, Lacey, WA 98503

360.456.3200

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blade-free laser cataract surgery in lacey

 

Cataracts are the leading cause of reversible vision loss in the United States.  Over three million cataract procedures are performed each year in this country.  While the surgery has come a long way, new technologies continue to make the procedure more precise, with even better outcomes.

Until recently, surgeons have been limited to handheld instruments and blades to access the cataract and correct astigmatism.  With the traditional bladed cataract surgery, we are able to improve vision and often help patients see more clearly.  However, less than 50% of patients with traditional surgery see well enough to retire their glasses.

Clarus Eye Centre, announce the arrival of the femtosecond laser designed to enhance an already successful cataract procedure. The Catalys Precision Laser System helps reduce the need for the hand-held instruments.  With unparalleled precision, the laser can create very accurate incisions in the cornea, correcting astigmatism to a degree not seen with hand-held instruments.  In addition, the laser can open the cataract and then pre-soften the lens prior to its removal.  The softening allows for a more gentle removal of the cataract, speeding recovery and enhancing the patient experience and outcomes.

To learn more, please visit:  ClarusLaserCataractSurgery.com Rudd