What is NearSight?

There’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to see what’s right in front of you. Eventually all of us lose the ability to see close-up. Until now, the only solution was bifocal glasses or reading glasses. Reading glasses can be a hassle because they aren’t there when you need them, and it’s one more thing to carry around with you. The worse thing is that needing reading glasses makes you feel and look old.

This is why Dr. Elise Brisco, invented NearSight. NearSight is a cool reading lens attached to your phone that allows you to see on your phone, and off your phone without having to whip out unsightly reading glasses.

NearSight is always there when you need it, and keeps you connected to the world through all that you need to see and do on your phone.

Our Founder

Dr. Elise Brisco, OD, CCH

NearSight Founder

Dr. Elise Brisco is one of the inventors behind and the founder of NearSight. She founded Los Angeles-based Hollywood Vision Center, an Optometry practice that she sold to a private equity group in 2019. Dr. Brisco is an Integrative Optometrist and Certified Clinical Homeopath. Her professional background includes serving as the Chief Medical Advisor for Natural Ophthalmics where she has co-formulated homeopathic medications, co-founder of the Rehabilitative Vision Clinic at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center (which merged with UCLA to form the California Rehabilitation Institute), Team Optometrist for the NHL Anaheim Ducks, Team Optometrist for the IHL Long Beach Ice Dogs, and trainer for athletes at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Dr. Brisco writes a popular wellness blog on Instagram @HollywoodEyes. She lectures and publishes nationally about how to combine western and eastern treatment philosophies with cutting edge technology. Dr. Brisco has been a media spokesperson for companies such as Vistakon (Johnson & Johnson), Ciba (Novartis), Lumenis, and MedOp Health, Inc., and has garnered various international press coverage because of her integrative wellness approach. Dr. Brisco is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and Southern California College of Optometry (with distinction). Elise is a highly engaged mother and her personal interests include fitness, boxing, skiing, tennis, piano, and coaching AYSO soccer and Little League baseball.

Our Team


Greg Halstead, MS

Strategy & Product Development

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Juan Carlos Giron Jr., CFS

Strategic Advisor

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Aaron Ang

Finance, Marketing & Social Media 

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Our Advisors

Mark Wallrapp

Strategic Advisor
Customer Acquisition

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