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We have implemented new Safe Practices to adhere to the CDC and American Optometric Association recommendations. We look forward to serving you and keeping you and our staff healthy and safe. Please familiarize yourself with the following before your next appointment:

1. Please text or call us from your car when you arrive for your appointment and wait for further instructions.
2. Face masks will be required while at our office and we will NOT be providing them
3. Temperatures will be taken before entering the office
4. Everyone will be required to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering
5. All patients will be asked about their health status
6. We ask that patients come to their appointment unaccompanied, so there will be fewer people in the office
7. Patients who need caregivers or minors may be accompanied by one person
8. Social distancing around the office will be observed as much as practically possible
9. Pens will be used once and then disinfected
10. Doctor schedules have been lightened to decrease patient flow throughout the office
11. Increased cleaning of patient areas will be prioritized
12. Car-side or curb-side pickup will be available for contacts or glasses, as well as shipping at no-charge to patients
13. To control the flow of patients in our glasses and sunglasses dispensary, frame selections/adjustments will be done by appointment only. Our staff is also great at doing glasses selection via email!
14. Tele health appointments are available for eye infections or other eye problems, without having to come into the office.
15. If you are new to our office, please fill out our patient forms on our website prior to coming in.

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Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what those cat-eye contacts are doing to your eyes? If you got them without a prescription, beware of health complications.

Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by educating yourself and others about the dangers of wearing colored contact lenses without a prescription.

Why Can Over-The-Counter Colored Contact Lenses Cause Eye Damage?

Contact lenses made to change one’s appearance go by many names: cosmetic, theatrical, Halloween, circle, decorative, colored, or costume contact lenses. While it’s illegal to sell colored contact lenses without a prescription, authorities rarely enforce the law — which means they’re still accessible in many places.

Many people believe that wearing non-prescription color contact lenses can cause no harm. This unfortunate myth has led to many contact lens complications. For instance, when a person feels that a contact lens is “dry”, it could be because the lens is not a good fit. Ideally, the lens should follow the contour of the eye, and stay centered, with enough lens movement to allow tear exchange beneath the lens. 

Furthermore, non-medical colored contact lenses are often produced by unlicensed manufacturers that tend to use inferior plastic and toxic materials, such as lead (often used in lens coloring), which can get absorbed through the eyes into the bloodstream. These illegal lenses may also contain high levels of bacteria from unsanitary packaging, shipping, and storage conditions.

Therefore, purchasing any kind of contact lenses without a prescription or medical oversight can result in a variety of eye complications, such as corneal abrasions, eye sores, conjunctivitis, other eye infections, vision impairment and, in rare cases, even permanent vision loss. 

Even if you have perfect vision, all contact lenses, including colored contacts, require a prescription and proper fitting by an optometrist.

Contact us at Dr. Taylor Bladh, O.D. and make an appointment with Dr. Theresa Taylor to get properly examined for a contact lens prescription. 

The Dos and Don’ts of Colored Contact Lenses

  • DO make sure you undergo a comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist who will measure your eyes and properly fit you for contact lenses.  
  • DO get a valid prescription that includes the measurements, expiration date and the contact lens brand name.
  • DO purchase the decorative contact lenses from a reliable retailer (hint: they should demand a prescription.)
  • DO follow the contact lens hygiene directives (cleaning, inserting and removing lenses) provided by your eye doctor. 
  • DO make sure to undergo follow-up eye exams as directed by your eye care professional.
  • DON’T ever share contact lenses with anyone else.

So don’t let an eye infection get in the way of your fun this Halloween. Wearing decorative lenses without a valid prescription can result in serious harm to your eyes, which can haunt you long after October 31st.  

Get your comprehensive eye exam and contact lens fitting by an eye doctor in Diamond Bar at Dr. Taylor Bladh, O.D..

CONTACT LENS EXAMS AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?

 

Contact lens exams are a vital part of the Optometry profession. Can you believe that people stick pieces of plastic in their eyes on purpose? The evolution of contact lenses will have to be written about in another post. We’re here to explain what a contact lens exam is and why you need one every year.

 

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What is a contact lens exam? The terminology used in the industry is a “Contact Lens Evaluation”. This is in fact, separate from your yearly vision exam. During your yearly vision exam, there are certain tests and measurements that our good eye doctors take, but during the contact lens exam our doctors check for fitting, comfort, GPC (Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis) which is a fancy way of seeing if the patient has a mild allergic reaction to contact lenses and other measurements. Fun fact, the majority of patients actually have a different contact lens prescription than their glasses prescription.

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The FDA and State of California put an expiration on the contact lens prescription which we comply with. Contact lenses have been deemed a medical device and daily use should be monitored under the direction and care of our Optometrists. If you are looking for great service and experienced eye doctors you’ve come to the right place. Call our office at 909.861.3737 to schedule your contact lens exam today.

Contact Lenses

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Getting your contact lens exam has never been easier! Our expert optometrists in Diamond Bar and staff has done the research and figured out the best types of contact lenses for your specific situation. If you are wanting the highest quality contacts on the market, we have those. If you are on a budget and you want something more conventional, we have those as well. Our eye care clinic in Diamond Bar, CA we offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contact, bifocal, toric, colored, and are one of the few eye doctors who specialize in Orthokeratology and hard RGP lenses. Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposable lenses contact us and let us do the work for you.

A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear. We will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs, shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you’ll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam. You can even go home with a few samples before making a final decision.

Eye Doctors & Staff

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our eye doctors:

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Taylor Bladh, O.D.

Dr. Taylor Bladh has been a practicing optometrist for over thirty years. He began working in the eighties and has continually updated his license to the fullest extent of the optometric practice. In fact, Dr. Bladh is one of only five percent of optometrists who are licensed to treat Glaucoma in the state of California.

This means that Dr. Bladh runs a truly one stop optometric office. While we continue to have a great traditional office with excellent staff, a wide variety of fashionable eyewear, an in office edger to make glasses while you wait, a large inventory of contact lenses, a great sunglass selection, and expertise in orthokeratology, we can also help your family with many medical eye problems that you may encounter. Glaucoma, eye infections, dry eye, diabetic eye exams, LASIK co-management, cataract monitoring and surgery follow up can all be handled by Doctor Bladh.

He has served on numerous boards including Vistakon’s contact lens advisory board, and product development, was the original director over optometric projects for Xela AID a joint humanitarian aid nonprofit organization to the poor in Guatemala and traveled in the country to provide services.  Dr. Bladh was part of the Nike Sensory Sports Training pilot and continues to develop his state of the art Sports Training Lab to this day.  He is part of a research project teamed with UCR to study ADHD and continues to develop new training and therapies for this growing population. His office is a clerkship site for Western University of Heath Sciences College of Optometry where current optometry doctorate candidates receive hands-on training in a real-world clinical setting.

Eye care at its best.