Timothy Lee, MD

Ophthalmologist located in Lihue, HI

About Dr. Lee

Dr. Timothy Lee is a board-certified ophthalmologist who opened the Eye Care Center of Kauai together with his partner, Dr. Layne Hashimoto, in Lihue, Hawaii, in 2007. From the start, his goal was to build a family-oriented eye center that offered comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages, and he has achieved that goal, specializing in managing diverse eye disease from cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration, to pterygium removal and pediatric eye disease.

Dr. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, then received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at the Long Beach VA Medical Center, then an ophthalmology residency at the University of California at Irvine College of Medicine. Dr. Lee worked at the Kauai Medical Clinic for 20 years before going into private practice and opening the Eye Care Center of Kauai with Dr. Hashimoto.

Dr. Lee loves listening to and playing music of all genres. When he was invited to perform in Aloha Medical Mission’s “Four Doctors and a Patient” piano fundraiser in Honolulu, he took inspiration from the movie “The Pianist” and played Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor, delivering such an outstanding performance that he went on to perform in the next three piano concern fundraisers.

In 2007, he helped raise funds for music scholarships by performing a solo piano program for a sold-out audience at the Mokihana Club’s Winter Concert on Kauai. Dr. Lee went on to organize and perform in the Wilcox Hospital Foundation’s fundraiser, “Music and Medicine,” which included a discussion about how music interrelates with medicine. Dr. Lee is fascinated by the healing power of music and uses a variety of musical selections to calm his patients during eye surgery.

Dr. Lee and his wife Leticia reside in Poipu, Kauai, with their daughter Bonnie. When he’s not spending time with his wife and daughter, Dr. Lee enjoys caring for his menagerie of family pets, including a Moluccan cockatoo named Steinway, several Holland lop rabbits, numerous Japanese koi, and several marine and freshwater aquaria at his home and office.

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Dr. Timothy Lee is a board-certified ophthalmologist who opened the Eye Care Center of Kauai together with his partner, Dr. Layne Hashimoto, in Lihue, Hawaii, in 2007. From the start, his goal was to build a family-oriented eye center that offered comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages, and he has achieved that goal, specializing in managing diverse eye disease from cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration, to pterygium removal and pediatric eye disease.

Dr. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, then received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at the Long Beach VA Medical Center, then an ophthalmology residency at the University of California at Irvine College of Medicine. Dr. Lee worked at the Kauai Medical Clinic for 20 years before going into private practice and opening the Eye Care Center of Kauai with Dr. Hashimoto.

Dr. Lee loves listening to and playing music of all genres. When he was invited to perform in Aloha Medical Mission’s “Four Doctors and a Patient” piano fundraiser in Honolulu, he took inspiration from the movie “The Pianist” and played Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor, delivering such an outstanding performance that he went on to perform in the next three piano concern fundraisers.

In 2007, he helped raise funds for music scholarships by performing a solo piano program for a sold-out audience at the Mokihana Club’s Winter Concert on Kauai. Dr. Lee went on to organize and perform in the Wilcox Hospital Foundation’s fundraiser, “Music and Medicine,” which included a discussion about how music interrelates with medicine. Dr. Lee is fascinated by the healing power of music and uses a variety of musical selections to calm his patients during eye surgery.

Dr. Lee and his wife Leticia reside in Poipu, Kauai, with their daughter Bonnie. When he’s not spending time with his wife and daughter, Dr. Lee enjoys caring for his menagerie of family pets, including a Moluccan cockatoo named Steinway, several Holland lop rabbits, numerous Japanese koi, and several marine and freshwater aquaria at his home and office.


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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

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.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
VSP