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.
Voted Los Angeles Times Readers’ Choice 'Best Doctor' in Southern California in 2011 and 2012, Market Optometrix's (formerly Global Eye & Laser) 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.
The team at Dr. Friedman Optometrists & Associates strives to make the world a lot less fuzzy for patients. With an onsite optical lab and more than 10,000 contact lenses in stock, the staff can send most visitors home with a new pair of eyeglasses or contacts on the same day as their exam. The office's collection of more than 5,000 designer frames runs the gamut of styles, suiting each person's unique personality. Besides correcting vision problems, the team can also diagnose and treat medical issues, such as eye infections or damage caused by counting every pixel on an HDTV. Dr. Friedman's team also speaks Spanish.
Tilth Beauty founder Anthony Vargas is a skincare guru. After years of launching new cosmetics as head of research and development at a major cosmetics company, he decided to branch out with his own line of luxury, high-performing, non-toxic skincare. All of his products are formulated with high-quality botanical, natural, and cosmeceutical ingredients, shunning the use of GMOs, gluten, parabens, sulfates, and petroleum products. From serums to anti-aging creams and peptide mists, Tilth Beauty's moisturizers and their other skincare products leave skin healthy, hydrated, and nourished.
If you don’t want the cookie-cutter glasses from most chain stores and instead crave unique eyewear to reflect your personality, then LA Eyeworks is the place for you. Known for well-designed and unusual frames, this Beverly Boulevard outpost – with another location on Melrose Ave. – is the showroom for LA Eyeworks’ own long-running designs. In addition to trendy, artsy eyeglass frames, the store sells various gift items, many from local businesses, and related paraphernalia to help round out any look. Located in a stark white building, the airy open store is famous for their witty and topical window displays; staff is always helpful and dedicated to helping you find the right frames for your face, although don’t be surprised to pay true boutique prices.