Laser Vision Correction

Offering the most advanced eye surgery and vision correction procedures and eye care to people living in and traveling to Hawaii since 1999.

At EyeSight Hawaii, our sights are set on creating the highest quality experience for each patient. Our highly trained staff using state-of-the-art technology and equipment will design a comprehensive care plan that is specific to the individual needs of each patient’s eyes and lifestyle. Your complete satisfaction is our goal.

There are many reasons why patients choose to have LASIK surgery. One reason is that they may suffer from at least one of the following eye conditions: myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism or presbyopia. Find out more about correcting these eye conditions with laser vision correction here. Others may choose to have LASIK to save on money and time. Click here to see why our patients are enjoying their LASIK surgery outcome.

Can you correct farsightedness?

Yes. The VISX Star S4 IR excimer laser can be used to correct farsightedness. It can also correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.

Can LASIK be used to decrease the need for reading glasses?

Yes. Monovision LASIK is a way to decrease a person’s need for reading glasses. With monovision LASIK, one eye is used to see distance and one eye is used to read. This may sound strange, but we perform monovision LASIK on the majority of our patients over 40 years old. A careful trial with monovision glasses is performed during the pre-operative consultation. Many people agree that monovision makes their life much easier – and they feel younger too.

How soon after LASIK can I drive and return to work?

We recommend not driving until your vision and balance between the two eyes are good enough. Use your own judgement. 

Do you offer financing?

Yes. We currently offer financing through CareCredit and LendingUSA

Can you do LASIK on people who have had other eye surgery like PRK, RK (radial keratotomy), cataract surgery or retinal surgery?

Yes. Dr. Olkowski has performed LASIK surgery on many people who have had previous eye surgery like PRK, RK (radial keratotomy), cataract surgery or retinal surgery. These can be more difficult LASIK surgeries to perform so it is very important to go to an experienced LASIK surgeon.

How long after the procedure do you follow patients?

At EyeSight Hawaii, your clear vision and healthy eyes are our highest goals. That’s why most patients become patients for life. If you have a question we will always be here to answer it.

Does LASIK surgery hurt?

Before the surgery, we will numb your eye with anesthetic drops. You shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure, but you may feel some pressure. After the surgery, the eye can be a little scratchy and teary for one or two hours. It is best to take a nap after the procedure. This allows the eye to heal. Usually after the nap your eyes are feeling comfortable and the vision is already showing great improvement. Refer to the Pre and Post Operative handout for more information. If you have further questions or if you would like to schedule a free LASIK consultation, please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to assist you.

  • Continuously voted Best Laser Eye Center by readers of the Star Advertiser
  • Dr. Olkowski has been continuously voted Best Doctors by his peers
  • Dr. Olkowski is a cornea trained surgeon
  • We are a dedicated laser center that is used by only one doctor and is not a shared facility
  • Our laser machine is calibrated on a daily basis
  • Our prices are comparable to the rest of the laser centers in town
  • Enhancements are free as long as we are using the same technology

Laser Eye Center

Dr. Olkowski will performs the surgery in Honolulu, Hawaii. EyeSight Hawaii’s office is located at The Shops at Dole Cannery in Honolulu. On surgery day, you will be at the Laser Eye Center for approximately 2 hours.

Meals

There are no restrictions for eating prior to surgery. Patients may have a light breakfast and/or lunch prior to surgery. If you do not usually have breakfast or lunch, it is not necessary to force yourself to eat.

Clothing, Make-up and Jewelry

Wear loose, casual and comfortable clothing. Because patients are lying down during surgery, we do not recommend wearing a skirt. Do not wear jewelry, make-up (especially around the eyes), fragrances, after-shave, cologne or lotion.The surgery room must always be kept at a cool temperature. For your comfort, we have blankets and you may also want to bring a sweater.

Contact Lenses

Be sure to remain off contact lenses 4 days prior to your complimentary LASIK consultation and 2 weeks prior to surgery. For hard or gas permeable contacts, remain off for at least 3 weeks prior to your LASIK-PRK consultation. The longer you have worn hard lenses, the longer they will need to be kept out before surgery. If you are unsure when to have them out, please do not hesitate to ask any one of our staff members.

LASIK with the iLASIK technology suite helps people do the things they love to do without the hassle of contacts or glasses. It is FDA approved to correct mild to severe nearsightedness with/without astigmatism, farsightedness with/without astigmatism, and mixed astigmatism.

If You Meet The Following Conditions, You May Be An Excellent Candidate For The ILASIK Procedure:

  • Be at least 21 years of age (WaveScan System – CustomVue treatment).
  • Be at least 18 years of age (iDESIGN System – Advanced CustomVue treatment).
  • Your vision has been stable for at least one year.
  • Be able to lie flat without difficulty.

More Info & Alternatives to LASIK

PRK Surgery

PRK surgery is a type of laser vision correction that treats the surface of the eye. Unlike LASIK Surgery, a corneal flap isn’t made. At EyeSight Hawaii, we use the latest technology for our pre-operative exams and vision correction procedures including LASIK and PRK surgery.

Visian ICL

EyeSight Hawaii has been offering the most advanced eye surgery and vision correction procedures to people living in and traveling to Hawaii since 1999. It is our ongoing commitment to offer our patients the latest technology for their eye care needs. This is why we are very pleased to offer patients with the Vision ICL procedure, an alternative option for LASIK laser vision correction surgery. Vision ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) has been FDA-approved in the U.S. since 2005.