When he's not doing missionary ophthalmic work in Mexico or providing eye care for victims of domestic abuse, Dr. Armin Vishteh partakes in continuing medical-education courses to stay up to date with industry techniques and help bestow patients with the best care possible. The American Board of Ophthalmology–certified medical director of Rancho Laser Vision Center has corrected nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in more than 20,000 eyes with laser-based LASIK and PRK procedures. Before bolstering patients’ blinkers, Rancho Laser Vision Center offers a complimentary consultation, during which Dr. Vishteh discusses their vision health and how it may affect their eligibility for laser vision correction or x-ray-vision installation.
The MD in Be Spa MD is Leif Rogers, a plastic surgeon who takes care to recommend the best course of treatment for each patient he sees, whether that treatment is surgical or not. During each procedure, Dr. Rogers shows his inherent flair for all things aesthetic as he and his staff use various techniques, including scar revision, ear reconstruction, liposuction, and eye-lifts, to gently improve patients’ looks for a result natural enough to make immortal forest nymphs jealous.
Since 1997, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Ferzaad Moosa has performed more than 60,000 LASIK procedures, gaining a level of expertise that inspired Top 10 LASIK to name him one of California's 10 best surgeons. After receiving his MD from Harvard Medical School, the doctor served an internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA and completed a three-year residency at the esteemed Doheny Eye Institute.
Dr. Moosa corrects nearsightedness and farsightedness with increasingly advanced laser systems, employing wavefront-optimized technology to automatically compensate for the curvature of the cornea while reducing negative side effects such as poor night vision or spontaneous disco-ball mirages. The machine also tracks the position of the eye 200 times every second, instantly pausing if it moves out of range.
In addition to having more letters following her name than many university professors, Hollywood Vision Center – Optometry's Elise Brisco, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, has made her name evident on television shows including The Doctors. At the upscale center—marked by fountains and cherry-wood accents—Dr. Brisco and her staff cater to a wide range of Optometric needs. Dr. Brisco draws upon a post-doctorate fellowship in developmental optometry, was the Team Optometrist for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and co-founded the Rehabilitative Vision Clinic at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She practices alongside Dr. Bita Shokouh, O.D. evaluating both children and adults for vision problems that could affect learning potential or athletic performance. They test for problems such as tracking, eye teaming, depth perception, strabismus, and amblyopia. Having prescribed contact lenses for kids as young as five years old, Dr. Brisco says it's important to make sure a child's visual skills are correct so that they can perform their best in school and sports.
While 20/20 vision may be good enough for most optometrists, at Westwood Eye Center Optometric Corp., it’s only a solid C+. During exams, the doctors work to whet vision to unprecedented sharpness by tracking down compromising illnesses—such as dry eyes and glaucoma—and fitting eyeballs with modern contact lenses designed to correct myopia, astigmatism, and reading problems.
Prescription in hand, patients can shop the boutique’s nearly 40 designer brands of frames, such as Polo, Dolce & Gabanna, and Burberry. Courteous staffers help sort through the vast selection, guiding guests to the perfect pair of frames to suit the thickness of their prescription and the shape of their face.