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5 Star Eye Care’s mission is to integrate the concept of 5 phases of eyesight and 5-star customer service through educational programs, resources and tools to navigate vision and vision loss.
Phase 1: Your First Pair of Glasses – First Awareness of Blurry Vision
One's first pair of eyewear, whether at 10 years old or 50 years young, is because of anatomy.
In this phase, glasses are needed for distance vision, near vision, or both distance and near vision, to make what you see clearer.
Phase 2 - Older eyes - Stretching your arms to read close-up
The blessing of another birthday is another birthday! The aging process of the eye introduces the first phase of vision loss denial. Remember, you’re still correctable.
This phase introduces eye conditions associated with the first stages of ageing eyes, medically referred to as Presbyopia.
Phase 3 – Corrective options for seeing clearer
The one pair of glasses option is all you need, is not true for most advanced societies. This is similar to the concept that, in a metropolitan society, one pair of shoes takes care of all your social, occupational, athletic, and hobby needs.
This phase introduces contact lenses & refractive surgery, plus spectacle (frame plus lenses) options for occupational, cosmetic and safety considerations.
Abbreviations associated with this phase are spelled out and clarified, bridging communication gaps between eye doctors and eyecare paraprofessionals.
Phase 4: Medical Diagnosis requiring more than eyewear
Eye diseases result in vision loss, such as Cataract, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration.
In this phase, common eye diseases are clarified as to what they are, how it affects us, and common medical and holistic options are introduced.
Special programs are designed to provide deeper clarification of the disease, proactive tips for navigating the disease, and resources for that disease. These are in the ‘Seeing Beyond Vision Loss’ group and one-on-one programs.
Phase 5: Low Vision Specialist is in the house – Help beyond the doctor’s office
In this phase, the eye doctor often refers the patient to a Low Vision Specialist. This is often an Optometrist, Optician, Occupational Therapist, or a specialized state non-profit for the visually disabled or blind.
This is the final phase of denial, whether you want specialized help or not. The doctor just informed you that no vision prescription will help you see clearer.
Licenses, Certifications, Education, Organizations
Licensed Dispensing Optician, Hawaii Lic. #449
Fellow, National Academy of Opticianry
American Board of Opticianry, Certified #028219 and Advanced Certification
National Contact Lens Examiners, Certified #028219 and Advanced Certification
Advanced Certification in Technical and Scientific Writing, San Diego State University
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree, San Diego State University
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii (ATRC), Board of Directors
Guide Dogs of Hawaii, Board of Directors