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.
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.
Though Laser Eye Center has been around since 1986, its technology is nothing less than modern. Treatment rooms at the five surgery centers boast Allegretto Wave and IntraLase FS Laser systems, developed to reduce near and farsightedness, as well as astigmatisms and blinks stuck mid-morse code. But just as important as the technology are the surgeons, who have completed extensive training to pilot these systems and perform other sight-bolstering treatments. It's these factors that have helped surgeons, both past and present, perform over 200,000 vision-correction procedures.
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.