Dr. Elise Brisco, O.D. is a visionary leader, inventor, and entrepreneur. She was the first Team Optometrist for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, and the only lady doctor in the NHL. She has also served as the Team Optometrist for the Long Beach Ice Dogs, and the MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy.She is the co-founder of the Rehabilitative Vision Clinic at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center which has now moved to the California Rehabilitation Institute, a hospital dedicated to rehabilitation. There are fewer than 500 Rehabilitative Optometrists in the United States.
Dr. Brisco is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the Southern California College of Optometry and uses a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to vision and health care.Dr Brisco earned two Post Doctorate Fellowships and is a Certified Clinical Homeopath.
The Hollywood Vision Center – Optometry was founded in 1919, and has provided vision care for a past United States president, international royalty, celebrities, VIPs, as well as countless families.We provide vision care in a caring manner. Every patient is considered a member of our professional family. We know that every patient is someone’s brother, sister, father, mother, son, or daughter, and we want to treat you as we would treat our own family. This is why our patients come back generation after generation.
Dr. Brisco is also the director of a multi-disciplinary integrative wellness center that incorporates Optometry, Naturopathic Medicine, Ophthalmology, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Homeopathy. Dr. Brisco gives her patients options between pharmaceuticals and natural medicine such as homeopathy whenever appropriate to help her patients reach their maximum health potential.
Dr. Brisco is one of a few optometrists that is also a Certified Clinical Homeopath, and is conducting a research study using homeopathy with LASIK to decrease dryness after surgery. She is also an inventor and entrepreneur with a patent pending for NearSight which will help minimize the need for reading glasses.
The Hollywood Vision Center – Optometry is one of the few practices in Southern California that provides Integrative vision care including the following services: Vision Therapy, Children’s Vision, Contact Lenses (including Ortho Keratology, scleral lenses and keratoconus), Dry Eye, LASIK pre and post-op care, Strabismus, Amblyopia, Cataract surgery co-management, Geriatric Vision, Low Vision, Sports Vision, Visual Rehabilitation after brain injury, and Developmental or Children’s Vision. We are the only office in Los Angeles with the MiBoThermaflo technology that treats dry eyes effectively in a comfortable spa like setting.
Dr. Brisco has extensive experience in treating difficult vision problems such as double vision, and loss of peripheral vision or depth perception. She is also well versed in prescribing prism in glasses and contact lenses. She often consults with patients who:
- Have vision problems that have been missed or misdiagnosed (such as tracking and eye teaming problems that affect academic and executive performance)
- Are unhappy with their current prescriptions
- Have poor vision with regular glasses or contact lenses and need Scleral or Keratoconus contact lenses
- Want to see during the day without glasses or contact lenses, but do not want surgery
- Want to stop their children’s nearsightedness from progressing
- Are referred by other doctors for consultations and second opinions
- Have been unsuccessfully treated for dry eyes, and eye drops don’t work
- Children who have vision problems and visually-related learning problems
Dr. Brisco is nationally recognized and often quoted and interviewed regarding vision care topics such as Children’s Vision, Sports Vision, Binocular Vision, Vision and Nutrition, Beauty Tips for Your Eyes, and Contact Lenses. She has appeared on TV shows such as The Doctors, Home and Family, and hundreds of other TV shows, print and digital media around the country. She has been the media spokesperson for several corporations and professional associations.
Dr. Brisco is a health and fitness enthusiast. She regularly plays tennis, golf, tennis, skis and loves to dance. Her favorite pastime is doing sports with her family and has been an assistant coach for both her son’s Little League and AYSO teams. She is also an animal lover and has supported animal rescue organizations, and been on the Medical Advisory Board of the LA Zoo.
Our doctors use the latest technology: from medical lasers to infrared eye tracking systems, and digital retinal imaging to retinal nerve fiber layer scanners for glaucoma, to help them diagnose your vision problems sooner, and provide the highest level of treatment available.
We are a holistic practice, incorporating complementary care with optometric and medical care to focus on your overall health and wellness. The Hollywood Vision Center- Optometry is part of a multi-disciplinary wellness center that combines the best of Western medicine and Eastern medicine.
As always, the office is a great place to visit. The staff is friendly and you can tell they’ve been working smoothly together for a long time.. I loved seeing Dr. Brisco’s delightful son, who is adorable. The doctor herself is, as always, gracious, professional and warm. While you know she’s moving things along I never feel rushed and it’s always nice to see what she’s wearing, as she’s got a great sense of style. My new glasses work very well, and that’s always a plus!
– Marie L.
We customize each patient’s prescription by tailoring recommendations, lens designs, and the latest technology according to your lifestyle, work, school, and sports. How you use your eyes, and what you do with them determines which lens and correction choices are best for you. Two people who have the same prescription or ocular condition may need a different vision correction program, depending on how they use their eyes. We listen to you, and come up with the best solutions.