Contact Lenses Los Angeles - Hollywood Vision Center

Contact Lenses Los Angeles

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We provide eye exams, contact lens fittings, and specialized lenses.

We recommend daily disposable lenses for many of our patients because of the following reasons:

    • Because many people have busy lives
    • Heavy environmental airborne allergens and pollutants in Los Angeles, that can irritate your eyes

Daily disposable contact lenses are the ultimate in convenience, and are one of the healthiest options for your eyes. There is no need to clean them: just throw them away after each use. They are also ideal for traveling because you don’t need to bring contact lens solutions or cases, and you always have spare pairs.

Contact Lens FAQ

What is the best lens for me?

The doctor will determine which lens design is best for you. This decision is based on several factors including:

      • The amount & type of your prescription
      • If you need bifocals and separate prescription for reading or computer use
      • The curvature of your eye (and whether you have keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration)
      • Tear quality and quantity
      • Your visual demands at work and play
      • Lifestyle
      • Your health and medications you are taking
      • If you have amblyopia or strabismus
      • Age

Will I be able to see as well as I do with my glasses?

Hollywood Contact LensesIn many cases, you may see better with contacts than glasses. Our patients enjoy increased peripheral vision and crisper vision. Patients often tell us that they see more accurately with contact lenses because the lenses act as if they are part of your natural eyes.

If I couldn’t wear contacts before, can I wear them now?

Very few patients are unable to wear contact lenses because there are so many different types of lenses. Technology has continually improved the quality of lenses, so patients with difficulty conditions such as dry eyes, astigmatism and bifocals can now wear contacts.

We can also counsel you on a nutritional program, and homeopathic medicine to stimulate increased natural tear production to help patients with dry eyes wear contact lenses longer, and more comfortably.

Are Contact Lenses healthy for my eyes?

Yes, Contact lenses are healthy to wear, and require very little maintenance, especially daily disposable contact lenses. Daily disposable contact lenses are the ultimate in health and convenience. There is no need to clean them: just throw them away after each use.

Do colored contact lenses look natural?

Yes, new contact lens designs look extremely natural and beautiful, even when someone is gazing directly into your eyes. Many actresses and models wear colored contact lenses, and you can’t even tell!

Why are hard or gas permeable (GP) contact lenses better for some patients?

Patients with very dry eyes or high amounts of astigmatism can benefit from wearing GP contacts. GPs can also act as retainers to keep a patient from becoming too nearsighted. There have been studies showing that children wearing GPs can become less nearsighted than children not wearing them.

At what age can my child start wearing contacts?

A child can begin wearing contact lenses at any age; however, a child is ready to wear lenses when the parents decide that their child is responsible enough to personally care for the lenses. We have successfully fit children as young as 5 years old with contact lenses. When it is necessary for an infant or toddler to wear a contact lens due to aphakia or a high prescription, we can train the parents to apply and remove the lenses. Please also read “Contact Lenses for Children”

Is it safe to wear contacts while playing sports? While swimming or scuba diving?

It is safe to wear contacts for all sports. In fact, contact lens wear can enhance your athletic performance.

We recommend wearing safety glasses, with shatter resistant polycarbonate lenses, over your contact lenses in sports such as racquetball, tennis or baseball, to protect you from being hit by a quickly flying object.

If I have astigmatism, will I be able to see well with contacts?

Contact Lenses LAYes, and some patients even see better with contacts than their glasses. Gas permeable contact lenses can even decrease your astigmatism by “smoothing” out the cornea, or front surface of your eye.

There are new and improved disposable contact lenses for high amounts of astigmatism, and patients who have need bifocals with astigmatism.

How do actors in the movies change their eyes?

We design special effects contact lenses for the movies and can transform you into an alien, a cat, or any other creature. We turned Shaq into the perfect free throw shooter in “Terminator 2 in 3D” at Universal Studios Hollywood with computer chip contact lenses.

If I wear bifocal glasses, will I be able to read through my contacts?

There are several options for bifocal wearers: disposable progressive lenses, monovision, bifocal contact with astigmatism, or wearing reading glasses over your contacts. Our patients who successfully wear multifocal contact lenses have told us that it is “liberating” to wear contact lenses, rather than constantly searching for their reading glasses.

Can contact lenses decrease my myopia and astigmatism without surgery?

Yes, specially designed lenses called Orthokeratology, or Ortho K corneal molds can reshape your cornea without surgery, while you sleep, to decrease your myopia and astigmatism and need for glasses during the day. This is an excellent option for myopia up to -10.00 in children and adults.

If you have a current contact lens prescription, you can order your contact lenses from our website.

      • Helping you see more clearly
      • Improving your depth perception accuracy
      • Contact lenses don’t fog up, or slide down your nose

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Very friendly staff and personable patient care

I experienced very friendly staff and personable patient care. I felt there was genuine concern for my visual health.

Aaron M.

Best eye doctor in Los Angeles

Dr. Elise Brisco is by far the best eye doctor in Los Angeles. She is extremely knowledgable in her area of expertise and I am confident in her abilities. In addition, she is one of the rare doctors who actually knows you by name. If you are looking for the best, a visit to Hollywood Vision is highly recommended!

Jenine M.

Very pleased with the service

I get my glasses at Hollywood Vision Center Optometry, and I am very pleased with the service. They have an excellent selection of frames, and the staff are very pleasant and professional.”

C. Hudley

Professionalism and Personal Care

15 years with HVCO, and always with the same superlative service, analysis and treatment. Dr. Brisco is a great combination of professionalism and personal care. I never feel rushed and everything is explained. Plus, an attentive, knowledgeable, supportive staff.

B. Rayman

Amazing Experience

I had an amazing experience with Dr.Brisco, she is not only a great doctor but also a wonderful human being. She is incredibly experienced and intelligent but also very empatheric and full of humanity. I had tried contacts before but couldn’t tolerate them. She not only found a design that worked for me but answered my questions and concerns in a way that other optometrists hadn’t been able to. I am so glad that I found her, it really changes your experience of the world and of life in general to be able to see clearly on a daily basis.

Karla O.

Great Place to Visit

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.

Excellent service!

Excellent service! This was my first visit to Dr. Brisco’s office and my first eye exam ever! I was well informed of every test performed and was highly involved in the overall process. I will definitely be keeping Dr. Brisco as my optometrist and also referring her to my friends and family. With the help of her staff I left with 2 stylish pair of frames and smile on my face. They are great! No complaints over here.

Seinya M., Los Angeles

Excellent service, excellent attention.

Excellent service, excellent attention.

V. Ravine

Thank you Dr. Brisco.

Thank you Dr. Brisco. I’ve always been scared to get my eyes checked but you made me feel very comfortable and made me understand how important it is to get my eyes checked yearly. I would also like to say that I felt glad you checked my sons eyes, I know he is only 10 months old but for my son I want the best and I’m very aware that part of learning for kids comes very much from vision. Thank you for making my first eye exam experience the best.

Cynthia L., Los Angeles

Would recommend to anyone

Our entire family has been coming to see Dr. Brisco for years and we have been thrilled with her services. Would recommend to anyone!!!

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Dr. Brisco and her team took great care

As always, Dr. Brisco and her team took great care in meeting all of my vision needs. Dr. Brisco is caring, thorough and genuine. Her knowledge and understanding of her craft is unparalleled. My eyes are my livelihood and with Dr. Brisco gives me the best care possible.

Salvatore C., Encino

They are the best

They are the best. Dr. Brisco is an expert in vision therapy. I have been getting vision therapy this year and is helping alot.  Cee Cee has been providing the vision therapy and she has been amazing. As an attorney I need to be able to read accurately and so glad they are here to help.

  Janeen S. - Honolulu, HI yelp-square-social

Very friendly and an excellent listener

I saw Dr. Brisco for my post-lasik checkups and found her very friendly and an excellent listener. I had a minor hemorrhage (the laser tagged a small blood vessel during surgery) post surgery and Dr. Brisco answered all of my questions and concerns.

yelp-square-social Marion L.

Thanks Hollywood Vision Center

Things are getting better since my last experience. Over the course of a year, Hollywood vision center got their customer service act together.

I have had a pleasant experience directly with the Dr and Julie. They made sure my questions were answered and took the time to make sure that all is well even after my move to Sacramento.

Thanks Hollywood Vision Center

  Eli M. - Sacramento, CA yelp-square-social

Very friendly and an excellent listener

Best eye exam. My son is 14 months old and Dr. Brisco was pretty thorough on why it was important for him to get his eyes checked, thank goodness to her expertise my son came out clean he does not have any vision problems which was my concern because I am near sighted with astigmatism. My wife also had her first eye exam ever and she was extremely happy. Once again thank you Dr. Brisco and staff.

yelp-square-social Marion L.

Very Friendly Staff and The Doctor

Very friendly staff and the doctor she's very insightful. .will recommend this place to anyone also great selection in glasses !!!

  Jenny O. - Chatsworth, CAyelp-square-social

Wow! Was I surprised to find an Integrative optometrist

Wow! Was I surprised to find an Integrative optometrist! I’m all about cutting edge medicine and this is one more addition to my group of caregivers. I’d been hearing about Dr. Brisco from a few people, so I made an appointment. The office is lovely, the staff is amazing, kind, helpful, and they explain everything before they do it.

yelp-square-social Wendy K.

Dr, BRISCO, is one of the best optometrists

Dr, BRISCO, is one of the best optometrists that i have ever been to. The staff there is so pleasant they all make sure you understand everything
I went to Dr. Brisco 16 years ago and thought I lost her when I found her I was so happy because before that I had gone to Len Crafter who I feel ruined my eyes the exam was so quick. Dr Brisco is one of the best in explaining what is going on I would advise anyone that needs an eye dr to visit them.

  Mary G. - Los Angeles, CAyelp-square-social

A special “thank you” to Dr. Brisco

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.


The absolute BEST EXPERIENCE I've ever had! Dr. Brisco is not only tops in her filed, her attention to detail and your piece of mind ensured that we had a great experience with new eyes. Whether you want to get your eyes checked or have the latest procedures, Dr. Brisco and her team rock the socks off LA!

  Fireball Tim L. - Malibu, CAyelp-square-social

Dr. Brisco is the best

Dr. Brisco is the best. She has been my optometrist since I moved to LA in ’98.

Bryan G.

Extremely Knowledgeable

Dr Brisco gave my daughter and I the best and most thorough eye exam we have ever had. She is extremely knowledgeable and works very hard with you to get the best vision possible. I would recommend her to everyone and especially to anyone who has problem eyes – either from age, allergies, just plain bad vision – whatever. She will get you to the best you can be.

M. Hyatt

Thank you, Elise Brisco

It is wonderful to see a Dr who really cares, is thorough, smart, solves problems and is so conscientious about looking over how my vision has changed over the years so that it can be understood. She has really made it possible for me to continue to function in a visual word–both professionally and personally. Thank you, Elise Brisco.

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