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. Others may choose to have LASIK to save on money and time.
Yes, the VISX Star S4 IR excimer laser can be used to correct farsightedness. It can also correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.
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 and/or contact lenses are performed during the pre-operative consultation.
Your vision may not be clear the day after surgery. It is usually quite blurry initially and will fluctuate for several weeks, possibly longer for monovision. You may need to make prior arrangements to take time off from work or school. Refer to the post-operative instructions for more information.
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.
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.
Before the surgery, we will apply anesthetic drops to numb your eye(s). One of the most frequently asked questions by our patients is “Does LASIK hurt?" 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 a few hours. It is best to take a nap after the procedure. This allows the eye to heal. Usually after a nap your eyes feel more comfortable and vision shall improve. Refer to the post-operative instructions for more information.
- Continuously voted Best Laser Eye Center by readers of the Star Advertiser
- Dr. Olkowski has been continuously voted Best Doctors by his peers
- Both of our Ophthalmologists in Honolulu, Dr. Hirabayashi and Dr. Olkowski are cornea trained surgeon
- We are a dedicated laser center that is used by only our LASIK surgeons and is not a shared facility
- Our laser eye surgery 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
After surgery, patients are not allowed to drive themselves home. Please have a responsible adult accompany you to and from the clinic the day of surgery. Private automobile or taxi is recommended. Public transportation is not acceptable. You should not be driving at least 24 hours after treatment or until your vision improves to 20/40, or better.
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.
Wear loose, casual and comfortable clothing. We do not recommend wearing a skirt or a dress. 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.
Soft contacts: Off for 4 days prior to your consultation and 2 weeks before surgery. Hard or gas permeable contacts: Off for at least 3 weeks prior to your consultation. The longer you have worn hard contacts, 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 of our staff.
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 is a type of laser eye surgery that treats the surface of the eye. When comparing LASIK vs. PRK, the main difference is that unlike LASIK Surgery, a corneal flap isn’t made. At EyeSight Hawaii, we use the latest technology for our pre-operative exams and laser vision correction procedures including LASIK, PRK and Visian ICL eye surgery.
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 surgery as well as PRK surgery. Visian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens) has been FDA-approved in the U.S. since 2005.