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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our optometry practice in Diamond Bar, CA. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or the appearance of blind spots in the visual field. Ocular migraines can interfere with your ability to go about your daily tasks such as driving,...
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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...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes that are involved in optimal sports performance, whether you are playing a weekly little league game or competing in professional sports.   The eyes and the...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical attention when there is an acute problem with the eye. In fact, only about half of Americans that are at risk for serious vision loss...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look at some tips for maintaining eye and vision health, with a special focus on women.  Statistically, women are more at risk than men for eye...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

  If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation.  Wearing proper eye protection from the sun reduces the risk of a number of eye diseases and other conditions that are caused or worsened...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and while sure, it can be irritating, is a twitching eyelid ever something to be concerned about? An eyelid twitch, also known as a myokymia, can...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

/wp-content/uploads/sites/810/2018/02/Child-optometrist-diamond-bar.mp4 Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk or talk yet. Over the first few months of life, their visual systems continue to progress, stimulated by their surroundings. Babies will develop the...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of vision loss for people 50 years and older; early detection plays a key role in the outcome of the disease. That’s why...
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CONTACT LENS MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAM

If you've made it this far, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You are one of the few to have found your solution to the absurd contact lens prices out there. For years you have heard about how great a deal it is to buy a year supply and get a rebate. At first it...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at night or in poor or dim lighting situations. It can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, sometimes completely benign and sometimes as a...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating disease. The reason awareness about glaucoma is so important is because as its nickname, The Sneak Thief of Sight, describes, the disease often causes permanent...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for colder climate getaways. But they should, and here’s why: Wintertime vacations often include activities that involve snow and ice and in general, conditions that can...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent care clinic due to an eye injury. The holidays present many opportunities for potential eye injury so it’s important to be aware and proceed with...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss and overall health and disease-prevention, a healthy diet and regular exercise can protect your eyes and your vision. In particular, there are certain vitamins and...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future. The goal of this campaign is to promote awareness of the importance of equal and affordable access for all women, whether they are at risk...

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the world population. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of millions of individuals around the world who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired due to causes that are...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is why now is the time to remind the public about some very important precautions about eye safety since there are some common costume props and...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

  Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old, and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time around 40, occurs when the lens of the eye begins to stiffen, making near vision (such as reading books, menus, and computer screens) blurry....

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli. It’s important to know the impact the aging can have on your eyes and vision so you can take the necessary precautions to stay safe...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any color, but rather that you have difficulty perceiving or distinguishing between certain colors. This is why many prefer the term color vision deficiency or CVD...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it will also be the first time an eclipse will be visible across the continent, from coast to coast, since 1918. If you want to bear...
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Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

  Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often...
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Got a Shiner!

  What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which is why it is called “periorbital”- around the eye). It typically occurs when there is an injury to the face or the eye socket...
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NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY 6/27

We understand the patient-doctor relationship, wherein us as doctors are more concerned about the health of the eyes and the majority of our patients are more concerned about looking good in what they wear. So we have been able to offer the best of both worlds and combine these different...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In fact, research shows that in industrialized countries about 50% of individuals over the age of 70 have had a cataract...
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FREE LASIK CONSULT DAY COMING 6/19

When LASIK was just being introduced into the marketplace, there were a lot of naysayers in our profession saying it would ruin the Optometry industry as we know it! How could we be supporting something that is going to put us out of business?!?! We have always been of the...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people that have these symptoms just go on with their lives until the symptoms become unbearable. What they don’t realize is that these are signs that...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that it poses to your heart and lungs. What many people do not know is that cigarette smoke negatively affects your eyes and vision too. Smoking...
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Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

  In honor of Sjogren’s (SHOW-grins) Awareness month, Dr. Bladh's office is helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a systemic autoimmune disorder that can affect the whole body. One of the primary symptoms is excessive dryness particularly in the eyes and mouth. Other...
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ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING LIKE IN THE MOVIES

There are many different reasons to purchase a pair of glasses with anti-reflective coating 😎. The most popular reason will probably come as no surprise, but it's actually cosmetic. The functionality of the coating has many benefits from light sensitivity, clarity, health and of course cosmetic. One of the most fascinating...
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TIFFANY & CO. CHOOSES DR. BLADH

  Charles Lewis Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Co., mandated that you could only receive one of his patented blue boxes with a Tiffany purchase. The New York Sun brought this idea to light back in 1906 in an interview saying "this was the one thing in stock that...
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EYE DROPS AND TREATMENT FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES

        With spring just around the corner, that means our office is about to get real busy with allergy patients coming in. We are the leading dry eye and allergy care eye doctors in the area so there is a lot to consider when talking treatment for...
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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...
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BIOTRUE ONEDAY CONTACT FROM BAUSCH + LOMB

If your monthly or 2 week contact lenses are drying up quicker and quicker everyday, we have just the solution for you. That gritty feeling doesn't have to be something that you just tolerate and only get temporary relief by using eye drops every hour. There are daily contact lenses...
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PEDIATRIC OPTOMETRY IS VITAL FOR YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH

  Patients often ask me "When should my child have their first pediatric eye examination?" The answer surprises many when I tell them that the  American Optometric Association  recommends the first eye examination between 6 and 12 months of age. Any child considered "at risk" should be evaluated before 6 months. At...
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MEET OUR NEWEST DOCTOR, DR. JEFFREY CHEN O.D.

  The College of Optometry at Western University of Health Sciences has produced some very good doctors in their short time. Dr. Bladh's office has been privileged enough to be trusted as an externship site for the college where we are given a handful of students for each rotation. During...
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BURBERRY EYEWEAR NOW AVAILABLE

Well consider us trendsetters! With news of the Burberry/Coach merger being taken into consideration, we had already pulled the trigger last month to add the historic Burberry brand to our already prestigious list of available fashion eyewear at Dr. Bladh's; which happens to include Coach. The line is intricately designed...

UNHEALTHY BLUE-LIGHT WAVES EFFECTS EVERYONE

    Over the past several years our eye doctors at Dr. Taylor Bladh, O.D. have been getting more and more questions about how this blue-light exposures is effecting ourselves and more importantly our children. Blue-Light is emitted from our phones, tablets, computers, etc. The simple answer our optometrists could...

RAY-BAN PURCHASE GETS A FREE PACKPACK

Quick (ray-ban)! Think of the most popular sunglasses in the world (Ray-Ban), and what name comes to mind (RAY-BAN). If you're not thinking about the ever popular Ray-Ban Sunglasses that have completely revolutionized the way sunglasses are worn and branded in the world, where have you been living? Ray-Ban has...

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND

The Fourth of July weekend is upon us and did you know that thousands of Americans spend part of their Fourth in the emergency room because of eye related injuries caused by fireworks? Watching the Diamond Bar 4th of July Blast at DBHS will help you avoid that, but don't...

NATIONAL SUNGLASSES WEEK

Did you know that UV light is just as harmful as direct UV and one of the scary facts is that the most harmful light in the spectrum is non-visible. The following chart explains If you don't have anything to protect your eyes, please get something. We have a huge...

DRAGON EYEWEAR NOW AVAILABLE!

We are so excited to be announcing this new partnership with Dragon Eyewear! Dr. Bladh's office has been watching the Dragon line for a long time. They've always had nice sunglasses, but we've been so impressed with the technology and innovation that the company has made recently not only to...

VSP – VISION SERVICE PLAN EXPERTS

Vision Service Plan (VSP) has been an integral part of our doctors and it has been an emphasis in what we do here at Dr. Bladh's office. We are the VSP doctors of Diamond Bar, Walnut and Phillips Ranch that get you the most out of your vision coverage! We absolutely love...

Don’t Forget To Use Your Flexplan Before The End of the Year!

Are you aware you may have benefit money remaining on your vision insurance or flexible spending account for 2015?  Some insurance companies offer a set dollar amount available to each patient per calendar year. If you do not use all of the benefits available to you, they do not always...

VSP PATIENTS RECEIVE $1000 OFF LASIK AT DR. BLADH’S

VSP contacted us and offered this benefit through our office, Dr. Bladh O.D., to all of our patients because of our Premier status with the vision insurance giant. If you schedule LASIK throughout the end of the year, and have VSP as your vision insurance plan, you automatically receive $1000 off LASIK surgery through our...