At Essential Medical Clinic, Dr. Bahrami marries general medicine with cosmetic treatments. The physician and staff see patients for everything from gynecological exams to treatment for heart disease and counseling for anxiety and depression. In the aesthetics department, Dr. Bahrami calls upon laser therapy, chemical peels, and Obagi products to quell skin concerns such as acne, age spots, and unwanted hair. He smoothes out wrinkles with dermal fillers and scotch tape and dissolves fat and cellulite with body-contouring systems. The doctor also helps overweight patients shed the extra pounds with personalized diet plans fortified by hCG hormones and B12 injections.
The new incarnation of Los Angeles's popular Eyewatch sunglasses shop, Lux Eyewear offers 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, and Tiffany, prompting customers to retire the tinted SUV windshields they may have been holding in front of their faces.
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.
Dr. Scott Lam administers eye exams with a focus on patient education, carefully explaining the different steps for determining a prescription and finding symptoms of damage or disease. After taking a peek at their peepers, he leads guests to the office's showroom, where he and his staff help them pick stylish frames. Instead of concentrating solely on fit, they discuss the client's tastes and lifestyle, hunting down the best match from popular brands and daring boutiques. From classic Coach and Ray-Ban frames to vintage-style specs from Mandalay in Japan, their inventory spans the fashion spectrum.
Dr. Lam also applies his expertise to services that don't focus solely on spectacles. He performs contact-lens fittings, LASIK consultations, and exams for children. Whether searching for signs of glaucoma or helping clients finally read the corny jokes inscribed on the head of every sewing pin, he prioritizes an inviting, customized style of care. Visitors are even allowed to choose from one of five languages: English, Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
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.
Focus Vision Optometric Center's optometrists Jane H. Liang and Cheryl Yu help their patients see the world with newfound clarity. Using computer-assisted equipment, they find the precise prescriptions for glasses and contacts. They can also treat chronic eye conditions such as glaucoma and uncontrollable laser vision. Accommodating as many patients as possible, Focus Vision Optometric Center's staffers speak Cantonese, English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.