Our Experienced Doctors
Brad Baggarly, OD
Originally from Chicago, Dr. Baggarly is a Claremont resident and graduated both high school and college here in the Pomona Valley. He graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry school in 1990 and began seeing patients in Claremont later that year. Dr. Baggarly served as a Staff Optometrist at the Pacific Eye Institute in Upland and remained there part time for sixteen years. He is the only area Optometrist that has had hospital privileges and assists in pediatric surgeries at San Antonio Community Hospital.
Currently, Dr. Baggarly is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Ontario NVision Laser Vision Center and has served Doctors’ Advisory Board for Compulink Business Systems, a medical software company.
Dr. Baggarly is a past president of the Inland Empire Optometric Society and participates in Operation Stand Down, a yearly event providing free medical care to homeless veterans. He also manages a free clinic providing free exams and glasses to the residents of the Coachella Valley. Dr. Brad enjoys tinkering with computers, playing the drums or keeping up on his favorite sports team, the Cubs.
Nicole I. Kohan, OD
Claremont Optometry is pleased to introduce Dr. Nicole Kohan. Dr. Kohan graduated Cum Laude from UCLA and Summa Cum Laude at the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO) where she was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. She is among the top 25% of her class selected to residency programs in specialty areas. At the Veterans Administration, Supulveda VA clinic, she received advanced training in geriatric optometry and ocular disease treatment and management. She is glaucoma certified and frequently works in concert with other physicians caring for those with diabetes, cataracts, macular degeneration and other various age realted ocular conditons. Dr. Kohan is the only Inland Empire optometrist accepted as a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society dedicated to the fitting of specialty contact lenses on post operative, diseased or traumatized eyes.
During her residency Dr. Kohan cared for mostly older veterans and their familes, but she also enjoys seeing patients of all ages, including children. While a student at SCCO, Dr. Kohan volunteered as a reading tutor for partially sighted or visually impaired pediatric patients. For many years, she served as an optometric volunteer for the Special Olympics. Since licensed in 2015, Dr. Kohan has been a leader in the Optometric profession elected to Board positions in both the the LA County Optometric Society, culminating as President in 2016 and most recently as a Board Member of the Inland Empire Optometrc Society.
Dr. Kohan's personal interests include travel, hiking, biking and camping. She is a "foodie" and a Yelp Elite reviewer. She also enjoys oil painting, photography, cooking and dancing.
After five years in pratice in Los Angeles and the South Bay, Dr. Kohan now calls the Pomona Valley her home and hopes to provide your family's vision exams for many years to come.