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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. 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.

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 give was...

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...