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Dr. Taylor Bladh, O.D. | Local Eye Exams in Diamond Bar, CA

We’re on N. Diamond Bar Blvd just north of the 57 and 60 interchange

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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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How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

 

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from the sun. Not only does glare from the sun make it difficult to see, but the UV rays it reflects can cause permanent damage to your eyes and vision. You want to make sure your sunglasses offer optimal protection, fit, comfort and of course, the best possible vision. Here are some things to consider when purchasing your next pair.

UV Protection

There are two types of UV radiation, UVA and UVB. UVA rays are less intense yet more prevalent than UVB rays, making up 95% of the UV radiation that reaches the surface of the Earth. They have been linked to skin cancer, aging and the development of cataracts. UVB rays are very dangerous to the eyes and are the primary cause of sunburns and cancer. While they are dangerous year round, these rays are more intense during the summer months, especially mid-day between around ten in the morning and four in the afternoon. UVB rays also reflect off of snow, water, sand and concrete.

The damage caused by UV rays is irreversible and cumulative, building up over a long period of time. This is why it is important to start wearing sunglasses when you are young (also because your eyes are more sensitive at a younger age). You want to make sure your sunglasses block out 100% of UV rays. This is the most important factor to consider when purchasing your sunglasses.

Additionally, in certain circumstances of intense UV exposure, a condition called keratitis can occur, which is essentially a sunburn on the eye. Symptoms often occur hours after sun exposure and can include temporary vision loss and severe pain.

Sunglass Lens Options

Once you are certain your sunglass lenses have the requisite UV protection, you can begin to consider other lens possibilities. Here are some other lens options to consider:

Polarized Lenses:

Reduce glare from light reflecting off glass, water, snow, sand or pavement. You should consider polarized lenses if you participate in water or snow sports such as fishing, boating or skiing as the water and snow can create a strong glare. They are also great for comfort while driving by reducing glare and to enhance vision when on the road.

Tinted Lenses:

Certain lens tints enable you to see better or more comfortably under certain circumstances but you have to be careful. Lens tints can distort or reduce vision and some can even harm your vision by increasing your pupil size which leads to an increase of UV radiation penetrating the eye. Look for lenses with a medium tint that keep your eyes comfortable and do not have a negative impact on your vision. Your optometrists’ office can often make specific tint recommendations depending on your lifestyle or particularly activities (ex. golfing vs fishing) and the health of your eyes (for example, cataracts tend to cause more glare).

Photochromic Lenses:

Automatically darken when exposed to UV light. Photochromic lenses are a great option for individuals that wear prescription eyeglasses: one pair can serve you both indoors and outdoors. As soon as you step outside, the lenses will darken, and they’ll reverse when you go back indoors.

Lens Materials

There are also a few options when it comes to lens materials, such as plastics – including polycarbonate or acetate; trivex – which is a polymer material; or glass. The type of lens will determine the durability, clarity of vision and price of your lenses, so you should consider the factors that are most important for you and try out a few options to see how they feel.

Sunwear Frames

Frame Size

The size of your sunglass frame is important for both comfort and protection. Your frames should fit according to your face size and provide ample coverage for your eyes. When you try on your frames, make sure they cover your eyes and feel comfortable around the bridge and temples. Also check that they don’t slip off when you move your head down toward the floor.

Frame Materials

Frames can be manufactured from a number of materials and, these days, frame companies are constantly innovating to come up with new and improved options. These materials vary in strength, flexibility, weight, comfort and price. You need to choose a frame material that is comfortable, safe, and functional and that suits your lifestyle and your fashion style.

Making the Purchase

When purchasing sunglasses, keep in mind that your vision insurance may help to cover the costs when purchased at Dr. Bladh’s office rather than at a sports or recreation store. Another advantage of purchasing from Dr. Bladh’s is that the optician can help you to find the perfect pair to suit your eye and vision needs, as well as your lifestyle and fashion preferences. We take a custom approach with our patients to make sure the sunglasses not only protect your eyes, but look good while doing it.

The good news about choosing the right pair of sunglasses is that we have the largest collection of colors, styles and brands to choose from. So when it comes to your shades, don’t settle for less than optimal protection, fit and comfort for your eyes.

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.

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We Believe Great Vision Is the Root of All Happiness

Dr. Taylor Bladh, O.D.: Your Source for Clear, Comfortable & Healthy Vision

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 strive to 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.

Great Eyewear and Eye Care in Diamond Bar

With an office in Diamond Bar, Our practice serves Chino Hills, Chino, Phillips Ranch, La Verne, Covina, West Covina, Rowland Heights, Montclair, Glendora, Claremont, Pomona, San Dimas, Walnut, Ontario, Brea, Hacienda Heights, Yorba Linda and Whittier. We specialize in diagnosing and treating dry eye syndrome (artificial tears, steroids, inflammadry), super accurate prescriptions, myopia control and multifocal contact lenses. We also have glasses frames to fit your personal style. Make an appointment today to see how we can help you!

After moving to Southern California, I was in need of a new optometrist. Dr. Bladh's office was on my VSP providers list and had a location near my work. I was astonished as to how welcoming the office was on my first visit. Dr. Bladh did a thorough eye exam and was very helpful in answering all of the questions I had. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and were able to help me select a new pair of glasses and the turn around time was AMAZING! Overall, had an excellent experience and will definitely refer everyone here.

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Dr. Taylor Bladh Provides Emergency Eye Care Services

We offer emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don’t try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time.

Please call our office at 909-402-2020 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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Focus on Vision Training

Our office provides Assessment and Vision Training for individuals with developmental disabilities and those who require neuro-rehabilitation. We specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorders including ADHD and are currently involved in a Sensory Training Program study with the University of California.

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Focus on Sports Vision

Sports Vision training has been around for years but here at Everything Eyes we have created a new paradigm in sensory training. We work on a neurological level to reprogram how the brain processes visual information to increase visual acuity, reaction time, shape and movement detection just to name a few.

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Focus on Designer Frames

We have an extensive selection of eyewear including the latest styles in designer sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses.

Oakley, Ray-Ban, Tom Ford, Gucci, Nike, Ferragamo, Kate Spade, Coach, and many more….you’ll find them all right here!

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Focus on Contact Lenses

We offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contact, bifocal/multifocal, toric, and colored lenses. Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

If you decide to opt for contact lens wear, it is very important that the lenses fit properly and comfortably and that you understand contact lens safety and hygiene. A contact lens exam will include both a comprehensive eye exam to check your overall eye health, your general vision prescription, and then a contact lens consultation and measurement to determine the proper lens fit. Click here to contact us

Featured Contact Lenses

Exceptional ALL DAY Comfort DAILIES TOTAL1® Water Gradient technology increases water content from core to surface so all that touches your eye is a cushion of moisture which leads to a comfortable wearing experience all day.

Bausch + Lomb ULTRA contact lenses with MoistureSeal technology maintains 95% of it’s moisture for a full 16 hours. Patients can experience all-day comfort. Learn more.

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Sports Vision Therapy for Athletes in Diamond Bar, CA

This amazing marvel of Sports Vision technology runs through a battery of tests by way of entertaining and competitive games that evaluate 10 areas of the sensory system as it would relate to sports. Vision is only a small part of the evaluation.

Depth perception, hand-eye coordination, contrast sensitivity, near-far quickness, decision making, reaction time are a few of the categories. The main areas that make an athlete successful. We only test areas we know we can improve so the scores are 100 percent relevant. Click here to learn more.

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Check Out Our World Famous Designer Brand Names

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Our sunglasses and glasses ranges are extensive and full of world famous designer brand names including, Oakley, Burberry, Ray Ban, Cole Haan, Tory Burch, Dior and more. Browse our Designer Frames page for more brands we carry.

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718 North Diamond Bar Boulevard
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

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