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NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY 6/27

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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 ways of thinking with what we do. This is one of the main reasons we are putting such a big emphasis on making sure each of our patients knows about June 27th, NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY (I really wish we could have you read it with a booming echo instead of thinking we're just yelling via this blog post in all caps)! On a more serious note, we are offering 25% off for anyone who comes into the office and purchases sunglasses on 6/27.


All of our frames have UV protection and are ensured to protect you from the sun while still making you look good! With brands like Ray-Ban, Tom Ford,Tiffany & Co and Oakley to name a few, you're sure to find something that you love. We run a promotion every ye…

FREE LASIK CONSULT DAY COMING 6/19 AT DR. BLADH'S OFFICE

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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 opinion if medical advancements help the patient, why would we ever stand in the way of that? We are huge proponents of LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis), yes it is actually an acronym, we have actually found that patients that have LASIK surgery end up becoming some of the most educated and loyal patients in our office.


With that being said, the surgery center that we have the best relationship with is NVISION Eye Centers. We do so much business with them that they actually approached us about doing a LASIK Consult Day in our office! They are taking one of their consultants out of their busy office for an entire day to dedicate to our patients. They do great work! They will be here to answer any questi…

SJOGREN'S AWARENESS MONTH - THE INVISIBLE DISEASE

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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 serious symptoms include chronic fatigue and pain, specifically in the joints, as well as major organ dysfunction. The syndrome also increases chances of neuropathies and lymphomas.

The severity of the disease varies greatly, ranging from mild discomfort to debilitating symptoms that can seriously impair normal functioning in everyday life. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent serious complications and improve quality of life. There is currently no cure for Sjogren’s, yet there are treatments for many of the individual symptoms. On average patients are prescribed upwards of 8 medications to treat the wide range of symptoms.













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ANTI-REFLECTIVE COATING LIKE IN THE MOVIES

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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 facts you might not know is that anti-glare coating has been around for almost 100 years! It was really regarded as a trade secret with the Carl Zeiss Optics Company used in WWI before taking mainstream several generations later.

The coatings would be applied to camera lenses in order to pick up clearer pictures of terrain and enemies from a camera point of view, and when you look at any lens today it will have some form of coating on the actual lens to help take crisp and beautiful pictures. What filmmakers found was that applying the coating to glasses actually helped actors engage with audiences more efficiently🎥. Think about your grandpa's old picture…

TIFFANY & CO. COMING TO DR. BLADH'S OFFICE

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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 you could not buy from him." Women long for this box and those that have received a gift with the coveted Tiffany Blue will never forget the first time they received it. The affects that Tiffany & Co. have had on the fashion world for almost 200 years has reached across the globe and can now be found right in your backyard of Diamond Bar, California.

It's hard to believe the jewelry innovator started licensing its designs to the eyewear industry less than 10 years ago. During this short time they have quickly developed into a leader in the optical industry. Several times per month we get asked if we carry Tiffany, brand recognition has been kind to them. With that being said, they also limit the amount o…

EYE DROPS AND TREATMENT FOR SEASONAL ALLERGIES

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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 your seasonal allergies. We first have to talk about symptoms and differentiate between allergies versus dry eyes. Both manifest in very similar ways, but for purposes of this particular post we will be discussing allergy symptoms only.

The most common allergy symptoms:

SneezingNasal CongestionRunny NoseCoughingWatery EyesItchinessSleepiness

Most of the time you will experience multiple symptoms at the same time, or one symptom will have a causal effect leading you to experience sneezing fits or the desire to just lay down and let your body recover through sleep. All of these reactions from your body are telling you there is something in your immediate environment that is imbalanced. Luckily for you we have the best Optometrists near you to take c…

CONTACT LENS EXAMS AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?

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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.

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.

The FDA and State of California put an expiration on the contact lens pres…