An icon in a world full of icons. The BEI concept.

An icon in a world full of icons. 

The BEI concept.

Fashions, trends, styles.  Here today and gone tomorrow, too many are often short lived.  Only a very few concepts really stand the test of time.  In order to persevere, they need to be greater than the prevailing spirit, to withstand the test of time; they have to have something truly special and meaningful to offer.

To attain iconic status, requires the balance of youthful optimism with seasoned success and durability.  Providing something special and standing for being different drives us and will hopefully help inspire generations to come.  BEI: with its roots planted long ago, now in its 5th decade, has continually evolved.  In essence, however, it has always remained true to its original quest, not satisfied with just being the best in Hawaii, but rather we wish to reach beyond and the become very best for Hawaii.

Since

1976

The Eye Center of Hawaii, has been the ambassador for a better Hawaii and we constantly strive for  everything aloha aina, uniting the past, present and the future.  Embodying a wealth of memories as well as visions.  Firmly rooted in tradition, yet always moving forward.  This is what makes BEI a timeless ohana.

Moving to the 21st Century.

2001

Retina Institute of Hawai’i.

Following on from 35 years of medical advancements, the retinal evolution was underway, the tenth generation of Emory retinal fellows benefited from the pioneers in the field combined with a giant leap forward in medical delivery.  While remaining true to the search for ground truth idiom, restoring and saving vision was now possible.  The biggest innovation of all was taking this knowledge base and skill from the university, by providing technology to all satellite clinical locations in the local communities, signaled a new era for Hawai’i.

Into the future.

Doctors gut intuition or discussion and acting on raw scientific data?

A question that has sparked heated debate.  One thing that was certain: with the passing of the nineties, patients no longer were beholden the samurai doctors and their first person bias, they could now see visual data presented before their own eyes.  While many clung onto the theory that the doctor knows best, our surgeons and physicians were more humbled and less sentimental:  for us a current fact-based system was simply a more efficient and better way to proved care and, therefore, more data equaled better visual results.  If we can measure it, we can work to make it better and that is future-proof.

One in a million.  The next milestone. 

Project VISION

With over a million people living in the state, having a single person lose vision from diabetes and other preventable conditions is one to many. As a community driven organization, expansion of Project Vision Hawaii has been guided by necessity. Since founding this program in 2007, it has grown from one mobile screening unit to three mobile screening units serving Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu.  Project Vision has the only mobile health screening programs that provide statewide services in communities with significant access-to-care challenges.  To date, project Vision has provided free care and services to over 115,00 people in need.

There was much discussion about the next generation at the start.  And not just because of its best in country retinal results, RIH and its affiliates’ demonstrated how fit for the future it had become: it was technologically smarter, larger, becoming more efficient and now had the capability of offering its customers a noticeably better experience and end result.

2020An innovation is a tradition – The new BEI.

The new BEI is the sum of all of its parts and predecessors – and therefore both a reflection of the past and a vision for the future. 

The compassion: iconic.  The design: timeless.  Our team combined with ever evolving technology continues to deliver outstanding results.  Inspired by or great history, our future victories lie just ahead.  As we look to establish a new benchmark for Hawaii, we simply desire to help, look to conquer each challenge with clarity and benchmarking the concept of delivering our best.

Since the beginning, the journey is our destination.  Where to? Let’s see.


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What our

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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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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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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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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Mahalo to our Honolulu patient, Charles. Your words mean everything to us. 
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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

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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.