About Us

Committed to providing the best care possible

Eye DoctorAt Eye Center of Hawaii, we know the most important asset we have is our caring, knowledgeable and professional staff. Hardworking and talented, our staff members are dedicated to continuing education and serving our patients to their best abilities. We encourage our staff to take part in any classes even remotely related to their work, including healthy cooking classes and martial arts – all at the company’s expense and with time off from work. In fact, flexible schedules are the norm, allowing parents & athletes the ability to meet outside demands in their lives. We also invite staff to participate in training lunches with medical companies to learn the latest in diagnostic and treatment options to better serve our patients. With over 40 professionals statewide, our doctors, RN, and technical staff are here to provide the best care possible for you and your loved ones.

Our vision is to be Hawaii’s medical and surgical management leader for sight-threatening diseases affecting the retina, vitreous and macula.

Eye DoctorsFounded in 2001, the Eye Center of Hawaii is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and laser treatment facilities, which are used to treat macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinitis, uveitis, ocular tumors, and other eye conditions. The focus is on preventing, suspending or reversing vision loss.

Patient care is at the forefront of the Eye Center of Hawaii. Doctors and staff work to instill a sense of personal responsibility in a patients’ care and the importance of teamwork in yielding the best possible outcome. They also explain treatment plans in easy-to-understand terms so patients are comfortable and knowledgeable both about their condition and treatment options.

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Active in clinical research, community education and evaluation of new treatments, the Eye Center of Hawaii recognizes the gift of sight and works diligently to preserve it. The practice participates in ongoing clinical trials, providing patients access to cutting-edge technology to treat various conditions. In addition, the Eye Center of Hawaii is committed to giving back to the community through participation in events such as Step Out for Diabetes and its Project Vision mobile screenings.

Mobile Retina Screening

Providing FREE retina exams for Hawaii’s under-served communities

Eye Doctor Retina ScreeningFounded by Eye Center of Hawaii, Project Vision is a non-profit 501(c)3 service with a mission to enhance the quality of life by improving sight, preventing blindness, and advancing medical knowledge through research. The mobile service provides free retina screenings to under-served populations in Hawaii.

Retinal disease has a devastating impact on vision and is often a result of delayed diagnosis. In many cases, damage and permanent vision loss can be prevented through early detection and timely treatment. Project Vision was established to improve and advocate for the health and well-being of the people of Hawaii through early detection of retinal eye disease. One of its primary goals is to proactively seek out high-risk diabetic populations and detect signs of retinal disease before irreversible vision loss has occurred. This is especially significant given Hawaii’s high incidence of diabetes.

The Project Vision bus is a mobile screening unit equipped with state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment that takes high-quality photos of the inside of the eye in a matter of minutes, without the need for medication or pupil dilatation. The unit is staffed by both paid medical personnel and trained volunteers. The entire process takes approximately 10 minutes. An Ophthalmologist reviews images and results are sent to each participant as well as to a local eye doctor upon request. Referrals to local specialists can also be facilitated.

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For more information on Project Vision or to request Project Vision at your next event, please call (808) 955-0255.

We Created Project Vision

Project Vision is a non-profit mobile screening program that provides free retinal scans to underserved populations.

We also offer a high level of service and unprecedented availability to patients on the neighbor islands and are committed to community outreach and education beyond the walls of our practice. Because we often encounter patients facing preventable blindness, we created Project Vision; a non-profit mobile screening program that provides free retinal scans to underserved populations throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Striving to provide the very best service to every patient, the staff at Eye Center of Hawaii will work to ensure you receive the attention you deserve. From your first visit to post-operation, we’re there for you every step of the way.

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Patients Say

"The service here is commendable. I feel very comfortable when I’m here, and there’s progress with my vision. Always good results. Nothing needs to be improved here."

Veronica

"Well worth the 3-hr drive I made to get to my first appt. I told Dr. Safi I will follow him anywhere. He’s the best. I trust him; he’s an Army doctor, and they see worse things up at Tripler because of the military exposure. And he’s always in a good mood; helps put you at ease. I recommend you guys to everyone."

Violette

"It’s almost like I was born on the day of the surgery.  This has definitely been life-changing for me. Every day I am evolving, finding out things I couldn’t do before that I can do now."

Tiaturi T.

"My provider is beyond proficient. Not only is my provider professional, knowledgeable, and caring, but actually prays with you before surgical procedures. Nothing like knowing you are in the more than capable hands of two beings."

John B.

"Wonderful office and staff. Very professional, knowledgeable and a sincere demeanor with clients. I would highly recommend their services."

Alice W.
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We invite our teachers to come in to take care of their vision this summer. Whether its to see clearly with LASIK or to treat your dry eyes, we have an appointment for you!  #SummerVision #LASIKforTeachers #TeacherWellness #EyeCenterofHawaii

We invite our teachers to come in to take care of their vision this summer. Whether it's to see clearly with LASIK or to treat your dry eyes, we have an appointment for you! #SummerVision #lasikforteachers #TeacherWellness #eyecenterofhawaii ... See MoreSee Less

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To our makua kāne. Mahalo for everything you do for our Islands children.

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6 days ago
Eye Center of Hawaii is now also serving patients in Lihue.  With optical services and comprehensive eye care, our doctors and staff are here for you. 
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Eye Center of Hawai'i is now also serving patients in Lihue. With optical services and comprehensive eye care, our doctors and staff are here for you.
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1 week ago
Please welcome our newest Doctor, Craig Wilkerson, MD 🥳
Dr. Wilkerson is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and anterior segment surgery. In addition, he provides medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration for our Kauai, Honolulu, Waipahu, Kahului offices. Welcome to the team!
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Please welcome our newest Doctor, Craig Wilkerson, MD 🥳
Dr. Wilkerson is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and anterior segment surgery. In addition, he provides medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, diabetes and macular degeneration for our Kauai, Honolulu, Waipahu, Kahului offices. Welcome to the team!
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2 weeks ago
June is Cataract Awareness Month, we want to ensure you are informed about what to look out for when its time for cataract surgery!
-Blurred, dim or vision that seems like you are looking through a waterfall
-Difficulty seeing in low light or at night
-Sensitivity to light: lights look too bright or glaring
-Colors are faded or muted
-Seeing ‘halo’ around lights
-New prescriptions no longer providing clear vision.
If you are having any of these symptoms, its time to call us. 
#LoveLife #EyeCenterofHawaii #Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month, we want to ensure you are informed about what to look out for when it's time for cataract surgery!
-Blurred, dim or vision that seems like you are looking through a waterfall
-Difficulty seeing in low light or at night
-Sensitivity to light: lights look too bright or glaring
-Colors are faded or muted
-Seeing ‘halo’ around lights
-New prescriptions no longer providing clear vision.
If you are having any of these symptoms, it's time to call us.
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2 weeks ago
Mahalo to our Honolulu patient, Charles. Your words mean everything to us. 
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Mahalo to our Honolulu patient, Charles. Your words mean everything to us.
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3 weeks ago

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Dr. Kellen Kashiwa is amazing! Not putting it lightly! He is like a best friend, who is also your very important eye specialist! He keyed in on my vision problems and guided me towards vision improvements. He is the reason why I keep going to this place. Well…the super personable and friendly Waipahu office is also comforting. As well as checking into, and being guided through the Honolulu clinic. There are personnel here who extend hospitality and peace of mind. That a big thing, when your vision and independence is at stake!

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Locations

OAHU LOCATIONS

Main Office Yacht Harbor Professional Center
1620 Ala Moana Boulevard
Suite 500
Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: (808) 955-0255

Mary Savio Medical Plaza
98-1247 Kaahumanu Street Suite 310
Aiea, HI 96701
Tel: (808) 955-0255 

Pro Com Plaza
94-216 Farrington Highway
Suite B2-203
Waipahu, HI 96797
Tel: (808) 671-4778

HAWAII LOCATIONS

77-6399 Nalani Street 2nd Floor
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Tel: (808) 329-2010 

346 Waianuenue Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Tel: (808) 935-4456

MAUI LOCATION

Kahului Building
23 Paa Street
Kahului, HI 96732
Tel: (808) 877-8955

KAUAI LOCATION

‍4418 Kukui Grove Street
Lihue, HI 96766
Tel: (808) 245-5377

Bennett Eye Institute has been transformed into Eye Center of Hawai’i.

In 1998, Dr. Michael Bennett laid the foundation for our journey, leading us to become the largest retinal practice in Hawai’i and one of the nation’s leaders in research. However, as the landscape evolved, we recognized the need to differentiate ourselves, leading to our transition to Bennett Eye Institute. Now, as Eye Center of Hawai’i, we come full circle, reflecting our dedication to delivering exceptional care with expanded services.