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Revolutionizing Eye Care: How Eye Center of Hawaii’s AI Collaboration with A Top Tech Company is Shaping the Future of Vision Treatment

Revolutionizing Eye Care: How Eye Center of Hawaii’s AI Collaboration with A Top Tech Company is Shaping the Future of Vision Treatment

Aloha! At Eye Center of Hawaii, we’re passionate about staying at the cutting edge of medical innovation. That’s why we’re thrilled to share our long-standing collaboration with a renowned tech industry leader, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to help our patients enjoy better vision. This incredible journey began when Dr. Bennett and the… Read More


Hawaii Ophthalmologist Named to Elite Group of Surgeons & Specialists

“I am privileged to be able to represent my community as part of such an elite and talented group of surgeons. Giving patients in Hawaii the availability to such innovative technology and the latest in custom vision care, is what our practice Eye Center of Hawaii is all about.”


Dr. Michael Bennett Recognized as one of the “Best Cataract Surgeons in America”

May 24, 2022 – Dr. Michael Bennett of the Eye Center of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii has been named one of the “Best Cataract Surgeons in America”. “Dr. Bennett has brought one of the premier eye institutes in the world to the islands of Hawaii. In addition to the Eye Center of Hawaii delivering the… Read More


New FDA Approved Procedure to Lower IOP for Glaucoma Patients.

New FDA Approved Procedure to Lower IOP for Glaucoma Patients.

Eye Center of Hawaii and Dr. Farhad Safi became the first ophthalmology practice and physician in Hawaii to perform a procedure using the FDA approved DURYSTA™ bimatoprost implant for glaucoma patients. Dedicated to bringing the most advanced technology to the patients of Hawaii, Eye Center of Hawaii and Dr. Farhad Safi became the first ophthalmology practice and physician… Read More


Retina Institute of Hawaii’s OD Provides Optometric Humanitarian Work: Dr. Kellen Kashiwa Completes His 6th Medical Mission

Retina Institute of Hawaii’s OD Provides Optometric Humanitarian Work: Dr. Kellen Kashiwa Completes His 6th Medical Mission

Becoming a doctor takes hours of educational preparation and financial sacrifices. It also takes passion. Born and raised in Hawaii, Doctor Kellen Kashiwa of the Retina Institute of Hawaii concentrated his optometry studies in low-vision and retinal disease at Pacific University College of Optometry. During his first year of optometry school, Dr. Kashiwa was introduced… Read More


Retina Institute of Hawaii’s CFO Completes 135 Mile Run for Hungry: Paul Sibley runs in memory of Trevor Sims

Retina Institute of Hawaii’s CFO Completes 135 Mile Run for Hungry: Paul Sibley runs in memory of Trevor Sims

While the doctors at Retina Institute of Hawaii have consistently been recognized for awards, the supporting team makes amazing contributions as well. Paul Sibley, Chief Financial Officer, completed a 135-mile run from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to honor the memory of a little boy whose last wish was to feed the hungry. So what… Read More


Retina Institute of Hawaii’s Founder Nationally Recognized for “Bionic Eye” Dr. Michael Bennett Only Private Sector Surgeon Selected Nationwide

Retina Institute of Hawaii’s Founder Nationally Recognized for “Bionic Eye” Dr. Michael Bennett Only Private Sector Surgeon Selected Nationwide

Dr. Michael Bennett MD, FACS, founder of The Retina Institute of Hawaii, has been named one of thirteen prestigious surgeons across the United States to conduct the procedure for the Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System.  The Argus II (also called the “bionic eye”) is an implantable visual prosthetic and was selected in 2013 CNN’s Top… Read More


Retina Institute of Hawaii Participating in Day of Giving: Vision

Retina Institute of Hawaii Participating in Day of Giving: Vision

The Retina Institute of Hawaii is proud to be a part of Surgicare of Hawaii’s “Day of Giving” on May 11, 2013. Dr. Karl E. Waite, MD and Sara Lynn Doolin, RNFA are pioneering the initiative on behalf of Retina Institute of Hawaii and Hawaii Cataract and Laser Institute by performing FREE surgeries at Surgicare… Read More


ARGUS II Retinal Prosthesis System Receives FDA Approval

ARGUS II Retinal Prosthesis System Receives FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Ophthalmic Devices Panel recently reviewed and approved the groundbreaking ARGUS II Retinal Prosthesis System. Manufactured by Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., the device will allow partial vision restoration to patients who are blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). This is the first treatment for this condition that is… Read More


Michael Bennett, MD, FACS Appointed to Serve on U.S. FDA Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel

Michael Bennett, MD, FACS Appointed to Serve on U.S. FDA Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel

Dr. Michael D. Bennett, founder and president of Retina Institute of Hawaii, recently served on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel. Appointed in 2012, Dr. Bennett was part of a 23-member panel that has expertise in retinal disease, low vision, electrophysiology and other specialties. Panel members included doctors from Washington,… Read More


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"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."

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"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."

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

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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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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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1 week 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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2 weeks ago
Yesterday was Sunscreen Protection Day! 🌞  While protecting your skin, dont forget the delicate skin around your eyes and wear UV-protective sunglasses. #SunscreenDay #ProtectYourEyes #EyeCenterofHawaii

Yesterday was Sunscreen Protection Day! 🌞 While protecting your skin, don't forget the delicate skin around your eyes and wear UV-protective sunglasses. #SunscreenDay #protectyoureyes #eyecenterofhawaii ... See MoreSee Less

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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.