Dr. Elise Brisco, O.D. is a visionary leader, inventor, and entrepreneur. She was the first Team Optometrist for the Anaheim Ducks 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 to 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. 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 a 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 a 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. Johnson Co
Dr. Johnson Co is excited to be joining the Hollywood Vision Center team as an Associate Optometrist. He is eager to provide high quality eye care, and take the time to answer any questions you might have about your vision and ocular health. Dr. Co received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed his Doctorate degree in Optometry from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA.
In school, he was involved in the Beta Sigma Kappa: International Optometric Honor Society and served as the Trustee for the American Optometric Student Association. He has diversified his ocular disease training throughout the country by traveling to his clinical rotations in Connecticut, Florida, Arizona, and Kansas.
Afterwards he completed his Ocular Disease Residency Training at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care Systems (SAVAHCS) in Tucson, Arizona. To further his education, he is currently working on his Fellowship for the American Academy of Optometry.
During his free time, he enjoys learning about the excellent places to eat around the neighborhood and enjoys playing board games. Presently he is involved with the Los Angeles County Optometric Society (LACOS) and looking for ways to get involved and give back to the community. He looks forward to meeting you and learning from Dr. Elise Brisco in her vast experience at the Hollywood Vision Center.
Dr. Shokouh followed her father’s foot steps and graduated from UCLA with honors and obtained her doctorate degree by attending Southern California College of Optometry.
She has served many leadership positions including President and Chairman of education for Los Angeles County Optometric Society.
By keeping at the forefront of her field, Dr. Shokouh currently conducts research on Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute and participates as a co-investigator in the center’s clinical trials.
Dr. Shokouh is on staff at the Retina division at UCLA where she provides adult and pediatric comprehensive eye examinations. She practices full scope Optometry at the Hollywood Vision Center with a special interest in Vision therapy.