Your Vision is Our Priority

At Eye Center of Hawaii our mission is to help you enjoy life to the fullest by protecting, preserving and restoring the most precious gift-the gift of sight.

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Hawii's Free Eye Health Guide

There are some Things You Can't See

Eye doctors are frequently the first health care providers to detect signs of chronic conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.

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Nutrition Deficiency

Poor nutrition can cause a variety of problems – including dry, irritated eyes and blurry vision.

Color Changes

Changes in your color vision may be a sign of early cataracts or other eye health problems.


Don’t suffer from red, itchy, watery eyes caused by allergies. We can provide treatments to keep your eyes comfortable.

Liver Problems

Yellow eyes could be a sign of liver problems. See your doctor to make sure your eyes are healthy, and your liver is functioning properly.

Our Ohana is Here for Yours

If you are experiencing changes in your vision, there’s no reason to worry, and no reason to wait. Eye Center of Hawaii is home to the top 1% of surgeons in the U.S. and thanks to experienced surgeons, Drs. Bennett and Safi, and new advancements in cataract surgery, regaining your vision has become easier and safer than ever.

What to Expect in a Routine Eye Exam

Your comprehensive eye exam includes pupil dilation, a range of tests to measure visual acuity and eye muscle movement. Your doctor will examine the inside of your eyes for signs of abnormalities. Special equipment is used to screen for conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. You will be asked to complete a medical history questionnaire to identify potential risk factors for eye problems.

Your Eye Health

There are several key nutrients that are important in maintaining your eye health. Consider adding a variety of vitamins and healthy foods to your diet.

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Vitamin C – found in many fruits and vegetables (such as oranges, strawberries, red or green bell peppers, and cabbage). Vitamin C protects your eyes from damaging radicals and your body uses it in producing collagen to provide structure to your eyes.

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Vitamin E – found in nuts, vegetable oils and greens (such as almonds, sunflower oil, and broccoli). Vitamin E protects cells in the eyes from unstable molecules called free radicals, which break down healthy tissue.

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Zinc – found in legumes, seeds, and meat (such as garbanzo beans, pumpkin seeds, and eggs). Zinc plays a vital role in bringing vitamin A from the liver to the retina in order to produce melanin, a protective pigment in the eyes. Impaired vision, such as poor night vision and cloudy cataracts, has been linked to zinc deficiency.

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Lutein and Zeaxanthin – found in fruits and vegetables but especially leafy green vegetables (such as spinach, kale, collard greens, and swiss chard). Many studies show that lutein and zeaxanthin reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases.

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Omega-3 – found in cold water fish, seeds, and oil (such as salmon, tuna, flax seeds, chia seeds, and olive oil. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for proper visual development and retinal function and can help reduce inflammation, enhance tear production, and support the eye’s oily outer layer.

Optical Now Open in Kona!

Five Star Rating Review

"Of course we are so grateful for the on-going retina care as diabetes continues to progress. Setsko’s vision was certainly saved and preserved when otherwise blindness would have ensued. We also value Dr Danforth’s personal touch and approach to this condition as a physician treating the underlying disease then as a specialist and surgeon working miracles of healing for the eyes."

Angus M.
Five Star Rating Review

"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.
Five Star Rating Review

"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."

Five Star Rating Review

"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.

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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.