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.
Perry Weight Loss and Nutrition Clinic scoffs at fast-action diet fads, electing instead to shepherd its patients to svelteness via healthful, maintainable weight-loss, fitness-training, and aesthetic services. A health-conscious staffer helps patrons uncover the best weight-loss path after analyzing their metabolic speed, lifestyle, hormones, stress level, and ongoing standoffs with neglected heads of broccoli. Whether they wield a single treatment or combine a handful of services, all of Perry's procedures chase the center’s core mission of helping clients ameliorate their health, life longevity, and overall sense of happiness.
Though he dedicates part of his time to researching eye diseases, Dr. Paul First specializes in LASIK eye surgery, a procedure he’s performed more than 8,000 times during his 17-year career. Calling on his steady hand and the latest advanced equipment from WavePrint, he removes blurring tissue from the cornea to help eyes focus, typically sharpening vision to 20/20 or greater. Apart from his own practice, Dr. First serves as part of the University of Southern California’s ophthalmology residency program’s teaching faculty, and hopes to one day travel to Mt. Rushmore and convince Teddy Roosevelt to ditch the glasses.
Since 1999, Lux Eyewear has been offering a constantly updated inventory of more than 2,000 designer styles. Friendly staff members guide customers through a cornucopia of high-end brand-name shades by design houses such as Ray-Ban, Celine Eyewear, Chanel, Tom Ford, Versace, Persol, and Tiffany, prompting customers to retire the tinted SUV windshields they may have been holding in front of their faces.
Melamed Eye Care’s experienced optometrist Dr. Fouad Melamed assesses acuity while searching for ocular diseases. He is also certified in the treatment of glaucoma, which is a rarity among optometrists. Dr. Fouad allies himself with Dr. Elliot Vaupen—the former president of the Los Angeles County Optometric Society—at an eye boutique stocked with frames from Coach, Vera Wang, Gucci, and other top name brands. The boutique also carries specialized lenses such as anti-reflective lenses and polarized spectacle lenses, which improve visibility by reducing glare caused by sunbeams and smiles from pageant queens.
Voted Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice 'Best Doctor' in 2011 and 2012, Global Laser Vision's quintet of doctors combine years of experience and various specialties, such as ophthalmology, refractive eye surgery, and laser vision correction, to help patients overcome a variety of vision-inhibiting ailments. The doctors demonstrate their dedication to patient health through their thorough pretreatment examinations, which consider the overall health of patients by combing over medical records and checking for banana peels. When examinations conclude, the doctors administer treatments utilizing up-to-date techniques and equipment, along with knowledge made current through continuing education.