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Dr. Taylor Woodbury Bladh, O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. Taylor Bladh O.D. is a top Optometrist in Diamond Bar, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to his specialty, Dr. Bladh is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, he is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in his field, Dr. Bladh is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. His practice embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Diamond Bar, CA, Dr. Taylor Bladh O.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of Optometry.
33 years Experience
Dr. Taylor Woodbury Bladh, O.D.
  • Diamond Bar, CA
  • Southern California College of Optometry
  • Accepting new patients

Do specs with glare protection really work?

Frequent headaches could come from a number of factors. Anti-glare or anti-reflective coating helps lessen the amount of glare you're exposed to from computers, phones, etc. It's READ MORE
Frequent headaches could come from a number of factors. Anti-glare or anti-reflective coating helps lessen the amount of glare you're exposed to from computers, phones, etc. It's important to remember that not all glare protection coatings are created equal. The one you want to get is a coating with blue light protection. Blue light is the most harmful ray of light that your eyes can be exposed to. The really good lenses with the "blue light" protection have a slight yellow tint to them.

Another thing to keep in mind is that headaches can come from a number of sources. Typically when we're on electronic devices we blink almost 50% less of the time which can eventually cause headaches. Many engineers work all hours through the night and drink a lot of caffeine. Caffeine withdrawal can also cause headaches to happen. To answer your question if the glasses really work, the short answer is that they do for the majority of people, but for someone who is spending a lot of time on computers, you might want to consider getting something more than just glare protection for your glasses. Hope that helps.

How is redness of the eyes treated?

From what you're telling me it sounds like you might have a slight allergy, but I wouldn't be able to tell definitively until I saw you in the exam chair. There are prescription READ MORE
From what you're telling me it sounds like you might have a slight allergy, but I wouldn't be able to tell definitively until I saw you in the exam chair. There are prescription drops that you can get to help alleviate the itchiness you're experiencing. There is also a drop called Lumify that is now over-the-counter to help whiten the sclera (white part of the eye).
Hope that helps.

What is the way to treat eye strain due to excessive computer use?

We see this problem everyday. We've visual beings and have computers all around us all day long. The problem with being on devices is the fact that your eyes blink 50% less, thus READ MORE
We see this problem everyday. We've visual beings and have computers all around us all day long. The problem with being on devices is the fact that your eyes blink 50% less, thus producing less tears than you normally need. So here are some things to keep in mind:

You can take more frequent breaks, even 1-2 minutes extra will help. This allows your eyes to produce a little bit more tears for the day.

Keep eye drops handy. There are really good over the counter drops, we sell Retain MGD in our office and haven't had complaints yet.

There are drops specifically for Dry Eye Syndrome that you would need an actual medication for. Our biggest one we prescribe is Xiidra but Restasis also works.

Getting a pair of blue light filter lenses, even if you don't wear glasses will help relieve eye strain as well. Don't get just whatever cheap ones are available, make sure they're of the highest quality for your occupation. It's worth every penny.

Why do I see hazy in the night?

It sounds like you have a slight prescription that is going uncorrected. During the day, there is so much daylight that you don't notice it, but over time you're eyes might have READ MORE
It sounds like you have a slight prescription that is going uncorrected. During the day, there is so much daylight that you don't notice it, but over time you're eyes might have changed and during nighttime driving your eyes are exposed. Anti-reflective coating will help with lights and oncoming traffic, but we have a lot of people who need glasses just for nighttime driving. I would make an appointment to see an Optometrist and make sure. Hope that helps.