California CareForce Vision Clinic

For the past 10+ years, the doctors and team members here at Claremont Optometry have dedicated a weekend to volunteer at the California CareForce Vision Clinic. Serving over 200 patients per day takes much dedication and work from the volunteers but is extremely rewarding. There are so many Americans in our community that cannot afford seeing a vision provider simply because they cannot afford it. We believe that everyone deserves access to healthcare no matter what income or employment status so it’s with great pleasure for us to provide eye care services at no cost to these individuals. Dr. Baggarly also invites local optometry students to not only participate in the clinic but to be able

Computer Vision Syndrome

A very common eye condition that has been on the rise is “Computer Vision Syndrome” and it is exactly what it sounds like. How many hours per day are you on your computer? Tablet? Phone? Do your eyes ever feel tired after a few hours of use? Studies are showing that digital screens such as these radiate a “blue” light that makes its way to your eye health and cause all sorts of symptoms. These symptoms vary from eye strain, eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, and neck/shoulder pain. This blue wavelength has also been shown to reduce the amount of melatonin produced in your body causing sleep disorders after being overexposed to it before bed. Here are some tips to avoid digital

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is the month to bring awareness to Eye Wellness in the Workplace! So many of our patients come in for an office/emergency visit due to an eye injury or because they are experiencing symptoms that are work-related. Whether you are a mechanic, a chef, an athlete, in construction, law enforcement, or exposed to chemicals, having a pair of protective eyewear is the best way to prevent any physical or chemical injuries to your eyes. Depending on the severity of the injury, it could be very detrimental to your vision. If you fall under any of these categories, give us a call at (909) 625-7861 and we would be more than happy to recommend the best pair of protective eyewear for your specific

Dogs of the Desert

One way for the doctors to stay in tune with the developments in eye care is by attending local optometry meetings and getting connected with local colleagues. An organization that our doctors have been actively involved with and served as board members on is the Inland Empire Optometric Society (IEOS). Every month, IEOS holds meetings for their members to gather together to talk about different topics related to the eyes, patient care, and practice management. It’s such a fun way for everyone to network. IEOS also holds an annual event, “IEOS Almost Free CE”, where we get 7 hours of continuing education hours in and participate in fundraising and sponsoring guide dogs through Dogs of the De

World Glaucoma Week 3/11-17

World Glaucoma Week is coming up on March 11-17, 2018 and we’d like to share our thoughts about Glaucoma. Glaucoma is a sight threatening eye disease that is most critical to detect in the early stages. Not only is it important to understand that it is a very slowly progressive blinding condition but it’s also preventable with prescription eye drops if caught early. Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve tissue is damaged due to high intra-ocular pressure. The biggest symptoms are peripheral vision defects and vision loss. Unfortunately, once you start to getting these symptoms, it’s usually far too late into the disease and irreversible. Some of the biggest risk factors include race,

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