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, FSLS

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.  During her residency 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 related ocular conditions.  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 diseased or post operative eyes. She also has a special interest in Myopia Management and is certified to treat myopia with low dose atropine and the newly FDA approved MiSight Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program by Coopervision.

During her residency Dr. Kohan cared for mostly older veterans and their families, but she enjoys seeing patients of all ages, including children.  While a student at SCCO, Dr. Kohan volunteered as a reading tutor for 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 at the local, state and national level and has been 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 Optometric Society. In 2021 she was awarded the "Young Optometrist of the Year" award by the California Optometric Association.

Dr. Kohan's personal interests include traveling, hiking, biking and camping.  She is a "foodie" and also  enjoys oil painting, photography, cooking and dancing.

After five years in practice in Los Angeles, Dr. Kohan now calls the Pomona Valley her home and hopes to provide your family's vision exams for many years to come. 

Abby Hsu, OD

Dr. Abby Hsu has been working in the eyecare industry since 2006. Her own optometrist sparked her interest in the profession at a young age when she struggled with her own vision. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree from US San Diego and her Doctorate of Optometry from Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Hsu is an active member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association and the Inland Empire Optometric Society where she served on the executive board for two years.

 

Dr. Hsu has always found the world of optometry very fascinating. She understands the importance of one’s vision, emphasizes quality vision care, and is a strong advocate for an annual eye exam. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, educating them about their eyes. She has a particular interest in fitting contact lenses and serves as a public speaker and technical consultant for a major contact lens manufacturer. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and conversational Spanish.

 

Outside of work, Dr. Abby Hsu enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters. She likes traveling and trying new restaurants.

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