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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

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


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


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.”


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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Its UV Protection Month and we want to remind you the importance of good sunglasses. You should be wearing sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays when outdoors to protect your eyes from harmful UV radiation, which can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye conditions. Visit our optical in Kona to find the perfect pair.
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It's UV Protection Month and we want to remind you the importance of good sunglasses. You should be wearing sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays when outdoors to protect your eyes from harmful UV radiation, which can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye conditions. Visit our optical in Kona to find the perfect pair.
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We are proud to welcome Dr. Reddens to our Kona office. Dr. Redens prides himself as a problem solver with a deep understanding of anterior segment surgery. He has many, many patients with significant and complex ocular issues who see well as a result of his care. Dr. Reddens has strong friendships and real connections to the island and its people, and very much looks forward to strongly positively contributing to their ocular health and well-being.
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We are proud to welcome Dr. Reddens to our Kona office. Dr. Redens prides himself as a problem solver with a deep understanding of anterior segment surgery. He has many, many patients with significant and complex ocular issues who see well as a result of his care. Dr. Reddens has strong friendships and real connections to the island and its people, and very much looks forward to strongly positively contributing to their ocular health and well-being.
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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.