Hollywood Vision Center
Dr. Brisco joined the practice in 1988 and, among other improvements, has incorporated her areas of special interest in the practice: Children’s Vision, rehabilitation of vision problems after brain injury, Vision Therapy, Sports Vision, treatment of dry eye, Strabismus and Amblyopia.
Dr. Brisco incorporates an Integrative approach to vision care. She evaluates patients from a holistic standpoint looking at how health, lifestyle, stress and diet affect the visual system and vice versa. She is one of a select group of optometrists in the country to be a Certified Clinical Homeopath, having conducted a research study using homeopathy with LASIK to decrease dryness after surgery. Dr. Brisco gives her patients options between pharmaceuticals and natural medicine such as homeopathy whenever appropriate. She also incorporates Chinese Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Preventive Cardiology, Acupuncture and other health care disciplines into her recommendations as needed, to help her patients reach their maximum health potential. Dr. Brisco graduated from the University of Southern California with honors, and completed her doctorate with Distinction at the Southern California College of Optometry.
She has earned two post-Doctorate Fellowships from the American Academy of Optometry, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She’s been recognized in the International Who’s Who in Medicine, and America’s Top Optometrists. One of her special interests is Children’s Vision. Since there is a strong relationship between vision and learning, the Hollywood Vision Center – Optometry provides vision screenings at over 40 schools in the area. The practice also has a complete Vision Therapy department. Another one of her interests is Rehabilitative Vision which is the treatment of patients who have functional visual impairments after acquired or traumatic brain injury (such as stroke, brain tumor, motor vehicle accident, etc.) that interfere with daily functioning such as reading, driving, eating, and sports. She co-founded the Rehabilitative Vision clinic at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and is a member of the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association. Dr. Brisco’s achievements include being the Team Optometrist for the NHL’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, WCHL’s Long Beach Ice Dogs, and the Los Angeles Galaxy. She also worked with athletes from around the world at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia teaching them how they could improve visual motor skills to see and react faster. She has been a Clinical Instructor at the Southern California College of Optometry and was an Adjunct Faculty member of the Western University College of Optometry.
A special “thank you” to Dr. Brisco and the staff who helped me in transitioning through a medical challenge. Knowing you are there for me gave me extra strength to continue my fight. God bless! – Patricia A.
Dr. Brisco has been interviewed and quoted in the media many times throughout the years nationally and internationally. Interviews include NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, MTV,KTLA New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily News, Fashion Wire Daily, News of the World (England), DaVinchi (Japanese television), Professional Optometry (Italy), New York Daily News, Shape magazine, Muscle and Fitness, Whole Life Times, Review of Optometry, Optometric Management, The Educational Therapist, Women’s World, etc. She has been a media spokesperson for Ciba Vision, a division of Novartis, Vistakon, a division of Johnson and Johnson, as well as the California Optometric Association. Click here to see the Dr. Brisco In The News Dr. Brisco enjoys tennis, dancing, traveling, playing with her son, and sometimes golf. She also loves continually learning, and vision is her passion.
To introduce you to our newest doctor, Dr. Samaneh Omidghaemi (fondly known as Dr. Sammy), we are having our first “Black Saturday” event on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 25, 2017.
Dr. Sammy got her bachelor’s degree in Bio-medical engineering from the University of California, San Diego. She then worked with a team of researchers at the Jissan Research Institute and led a team in the Mathematical Olympics of 2007. Dr. Sammy received her doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2011. She was honored as winner of the first prize for her senior research study.
Dr. Sammy is glaucoma certified and experienced in specialty contact lens fitting, diagnosing and treating ocular pathology.
Dr. Sammy enjoys an active life-style of hiking, biking, and creative adventures. Her hobbies include writing and designing. She speaks fluent Farsi and clinical Spanish. She has an adorable one year old son, Milan.
Dr. Shokouh graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with distinction, Summa Cum Laude, and completed her doctorate degree at Southern California School of Optometry. She returned back to UCLA where she is currently associate physician at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. She is currently involved in several studies at UCLA on Age-Related Macular degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Stem Cell reasearch. Dr. Shokouh’s achievements include but not limited to being the Chairman of Education and the past President of California Optometric Society. Dr. Shokouh is also fluent in Farsi.
The Hollywood Vision Center – Optometry has been a landmark provider of eye care services in the area since 1919. Originally located in Hollywood “proper”, the practice has always been a fixture in both the local community and the entertainment community, serving professionals and families alike. For almost a century, the practice has been the vision care home to “royalty” from the worlds of film, television, theater, comedy, music, politics, and sports. We have even taken care of royal families and a former U.S. President (small hint: think Hollywood). Today, the Hollywood Vision Center – Optometry combines the latest technology with an Integrative and caring approach.