How to Choose the Right Optometrist

Does Your Optometrist have a broad clinical background?

Dr. Brisco is a Certified Clinical Homeopath in addition to her role as a Doctor of Optometry. Her unique experience and qualifications allow Hollywood Vision Center to provide “best of both worlds” treatments which include natural remedies and homeopathic medicine.

Clinical homeopaths provide more options to their patients through treating a broader scope of conditions, conditions that lie beyond what traditional medicine can treat.

She also has two post-doctorate Fellowships from the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development in binocular vision problems such as strabismus and amblyopia as well as Children’s Vision.

 

Is Your Optometrist Nationally Recognized for Her Contributions to the Profession?

Dr. Brisco has written articles for professional publications such as: The Review of Optometry, Journal of Natural Medicine, and the Primary Care Optometry News.

Dr. Brisco has been a Director on the Ocular Nutrition Society, has been on the advisory board of nutraceutical companies, and is the Chief Medical Advisor for Natural Ophthalmics. She was the President of the Los Angeles County Optometric Society and was the Communications Chair for the California Optometric Association, and on the Editorial Board for Women in Optometry.

She has been interviewed on hundreds of TV, cable and publications such as, “The Doctors, Home and Family show, Inside Edition, KABC, KTTV, KTLA, CBS Evening News, Good Housekeeping, Women’s World, Oxygen, ABC, NBC, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Dr. Oz’s youbeauty.com, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, www.oprah.com, and many others.

 

Is Your Optometrist Active in the Community?

If a doctor is quite active outside of their practice, then this is usually a good sign. Is your optometrist a member of any organizations or charities?

Dr. Brisco is a member of the Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association, the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, and she also co-founded the Rehabilitative Vision Clinic at Cedars Sinai Medical Center which is now part of the California Rehabilitation Institute. She dedicates much of her time and energy to the field of optometry.

Dr. Brisco and her staff have a community outreach called Hollywood Vision for Children where they do vision screenings at local schools to detect vision problems before they interfere with learning and sports.

 

Check Out Their Online Reviews

Paying attention to what patients are saying about any medical professional is hugely important. If your optometrist has overall great Google and Yelp reviews, then certainly they should make it to your short list. Also, make sure to be discerning. If there are a couple of negative reviews, disregard these.

 

Look for Other Distinctions and Qualifications

Keep an eye out for any other distinctions your optometrist has earned.

Dr. Brisco is part of the VSP Premier Providers network, qualified through her work history, her professional licensing, education, ethics, and professional standards. As a member of the VSP Premier Providers network Dr. Brisco is able to carry some of the most highly regarded and sought after eyewear brands.

 

More About Dr. Brisco and Hollywood Vision Center

In addition to what has been mentioned above, Dr. Brisco was also the first Team optometrist for the Anaheim Ducks and the only lady doctor in the NHL. She has also served as Team Optometrist for the Long Beach Ice Dogs, and has trained athletes at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA and cared for athletes at the World Special Olympic games in New Haven and Los Angeles.

Dr. Brisco has earned two Postdoctoral Fellowships and is a graduate of the University of Southern California as well as the Southern California College of Optometry.

Dr. Brisco has adopted a multidisciplinary approach, combining compassionate care with innovative technology and techniques. She is a patent holder, and offers her patients cutting edge technology especially in the fields of specialty contact lenses like scleral lenses, and treatments for dry eyes.

If you are in need of an experienced and accomplished optometrist in Los Angeles, contact Dr. Brisco and Hollywood Vision Center today. We’ll get you back to seeing clearly so you can do your best at work, school and play!

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