Ophthalmology Society is a group of Medical
Doctors (M.D.s) who provide the people of
Hawaii with complete eye care.
Our Medical Education
All members of
the Hawaii Ophthalmological Society are
fully trained Medical Doctors (M.D.s). We
complete four years of college, four years
of medical school, at least one year of
hospital-based internship and at least three
to four years of hospital residency in our
specialty. Overall, a minimum of twelve
years of higher education and closely
supervised medical and surgical training are
required to become an ophthalmologist.
Other Eye Care Providers
Ophthalmologists should not be confused with
optometrists. Optometrists have never
graduated from medical school.
Optometrists (O.D.s) are not Medical Doctors
Ophthalmologists provide total eye care,
complete eye examinations
exams for contact lenses and
medications for eye problems
eye surgery in all of Hawaii's
ophthalmologist has received the highest
level of training attainable in the
treatment of problems such as eye
infections, eye muscle imbalances,
cataracts, glaucoma and retinal disease.
Our rigorous M.D. training means that we
have the knowledge and experience to
diagnose and treat eye complications of
diseases such as diabetes, high blood
pressure, arthritis and many others.
Loss of Sight May Be Prevented
visits to an ophthalmologist are as
important to your health as physical exams
by your family physician. The early
symptoms of eye disease may not be obvious,
so periodic complete eye examinations are
valuable. In many cases, early treatment by
an ophthalmologist will prevent unnecessary
The National Eye Care Project
of the Hawaii Ophthalmological Society
participate in a nationwide program
sponsored by the American Academy of
Ophthalmology. This program is available to
needy persons 65 years or older who do not
have a private ophthalmologist and who are
legal U.S. residents. Eye care is provided
by volunteer ophthalmologists at no expense
to the patient. For more information or to
register with the program, call toll-free 1
(800) 222-3937 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
outreach program seeks to prevent
unnecessary blindness related to diabetes.
The Hawaii Ophthalmological Society members
participate in programs to educate the
public about eye problems associated with
diabetes and offer appropriate treatment.
Our Commitment to You
Ophthalmological Society is dedicated to the
continuing medical education of its members
in the latest advances in medical and
surgical treatment of the eye. Each of us
provides high quality comprehensive eye care
to all people on all the major islands.
When your eyes need care, our
ophthalmologists offer you the level of eye
care that only a Medical Doctor (M.D.) can
of the corporation are as follows:
To promote the
practice of ophthalmology in the State of
continuing medical education by
disseminating the latest information on
ocular diagnostic, preventative, surgical
and therapeutic procedures.
fellowship among the
ophthalmologists in the State of
regularly to discuss all issues
relating to the practice of
the ethical practice of ophthalmology.
with the community at large with a specialty
board of ophthalmologists for their expert
opinions on any disagreements relating to