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.
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.
Though there are 130 For Eyes Optical stores around the United States, the company still has the heart of a small start-up. Owned and operated since 1972, when a small group of friends started it in Philadelphia, aiming for quality eyewear manufacturing as well as customer service. These same friends, aided by a few family members, still lead the franchise today. They ensure that each location adheres to their original principles and mandates for mustard-colored shag carpets.
In each store, expert independent doctors test clients' visual acuity and general eye health with comprehensive exams. Then, a store associate helps each person outfit their eyes with designer frames by brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, D&G, and Versace. For Eyes Optical has its own advanced 40,000-square foot optical lab in in Hialeah, Florida, where technicians shape, surface, and coat the lenses to fit each person's exact prescription. After creating the lenses?whether plastic, polycarbonate, or trivex Toughlites?they inspect and fit each into its corresponding frame by hand, a process that ensures quality control and guards against the robots, whose first objective is to hinder our eyesight.
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.
Blackstone Optometry, located in Los Feliz, is a Google Glass preferred provider and offers four different Google Glass frames, while also selling designer frames and contact lenses. Their Icare Tonometer makes customers eye exams more pleasant, for those stopping in to check their vision. The staff is friendly and put customers at ease by answering all of their questions with the best customer service. They also present a range of treatments and advice from eyeglasses and contact lenses to refractive or therapeutic surgeries depending on the needs of the patient. Blacksotone sells MacuHealth vitamins and Nordic Naturals Pro Omega soft gels for healthy eye maintenance, and also gives back to the local community through a number of educationally related charities.