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Eye Care Center of Kauai

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Lihue, HI

The Eye Care Center of Kauai, in Lihue, Hawaii, was founded by Dr. Timothy Lee and Dr. Layne Hashimoto in 2007. The practice is dedicated to serving families in the community, so it welcomes patients of all ages and the staff includes doctors who specialize in the unique eye care needs of everyone from our youngest patients to our respected older patients.

The team at the Eye Care Center of Kauai offer the full range of vision testing and refractive services. Following a complete eye examination, patients can choose from a wide selection of premium eye glasses, sun eye wear, and contact lenses.

For those who engage in sports, the Eye Care Center of Kauai offers sports vision services, as well as expert pterygium surgery to treat surfer’s eye, which can develop in anyone who spends a lot of time enjoying the beaches of Hawaii.

The doctors at the Eye Care Center of Kauai specialize in the medical and surgical management of refractive errors and eye diseases. The team offers expertise in the most advanced procedures, including laser surgery. We look forward to working with our patients for the long term, as we help them manage eye diseases such as cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, ocular misalignment, and dry eye. The services offered at the Eye Care Center of Kauai are rounded out by a selection of cosmetic procedures, including tattoo removal, Botox and Latisse.

Due to growing concerns regarding COVID-19, we have instituted new protocols at the Eye Care Center of Kauai. In order to reduce the risk of exposure to our staff and patients, we are following guidelines recommended by the CDC and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Upon arrival, we will check your temperature. You will also be asked a series of questions to determine your potential recent exposure to coronavirus. If you have a temperature over 100.4 degrees or have a cough or shortness of breath, we will ask you to reschedule your non-urgent appointment until you are asymptomatic or have quarantined for two weeks. Alternatively, you can consider rescheduling your non-urgent appointment as a telehealth videoconference from the comforts of your home. If it is an urgent issue, the doctor will be consulted and necessary arrangements will be made.

If you or someone in your household has travelled off-island within 7 days prior to your appointment, we would ask that you reschedule your non-urgent appointment.

Hand sanitizer will be available so that you may disinfect your hands upon entering our clinic. All patients are required to wear a face mask or face shield while in our office. While children under the age of 5 are technically exempt from the face mask requirement, they are still encouraged to wear one if possible. To ensure social distancing, only the scheduled patients will be allowed into our office. Exceptions will be made for our pediatric patients, and only one parent will be allowed per patient under 18. We will also make exceptions for our elderly patients requiring special assistance.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. The Eye Care Center of Kauai thanks you for your loyal patronage. Stay healthy and safe!


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At Eye Care Center of Kauai, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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Eye Care Center of Kauai
4439 Pahee Street
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: 808-378-7886

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