Meet our Professional Eye Care Hawaii Staff
Dr. Grant Miyashiro
Dr. Grant T. Miyashiro was raised in Pearl City, Oahu. He attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in 1991. He earned his O.D. degree (with distinction) from the Pacific University College of Optometry four years later, and went on to complete externships at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hickam Air Force Base 15th Medical Group, and the Pacific University Family Vision Centers (Downtown Portland, South East Portland). During this time, he was the recipient of the United States Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and upon graduation in 1995, he served as an Optometrist at the United States Naval Hospital in Yokosuka Japan, and as adjunct faculty for the Kikuchi College of Optometry. Dr. Miyashiro also mentored Japanese medical students rotating through the eye clinic. Dr. Miyashiro returned to Hawai’i in 1998 to join the Kauai Medical Clinic. In June of 2000 he moved to Hilo to establish his independent office, and has been here ever since. Dr. Miyashiro is certified by the National and State Boards in Optometry and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Hawaii Optometric Association. In addition, he serves as a vision screening consultant for the Rotary Club of South Hilo and is a regular speaker for Ke Anuenue, a local organization promoting community and public health. In his free time, Dr. Miyashiro enjoys cultivating a native Hawaiian forest at his Waiakea Uka home. Other interests include Brazilian jiujitsu, yoga, and subsistence farming.
Christina Blanchard, MBA
Christina is our Chief Operating Officer. She was born and raised in upstate New York, and moved to New York City in 2012. There, she worked as a business consultant while completing her Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing Management.
Christina moved to Hilo with her boyfriend in 2016 to explore new opportunities. In her free time, Christina loves exploring the beautiful island of Hawaii as well as hiking, practicing pilates, and spinning..
Dr. Ian Kawamoto
Originally from Hilo and a graduate of Waiakea High School, Dr. Ian Kawamoto’s philosophy is to provide each patient with optimal vision solutions and personal service. His areas of interest include diabetic dietary management, vision therapy, and myopia prevention. He is a certified orthokeratologist for Bausch & Lomb’s Vision Shaping Treatment. At Eye Care Hawaii, Dr. Kawamoto provides multiple high quality services including: comprehensive eye examinations, pediatric eye exams, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, macular degeneration diagnosis and treatment, eye injuries – adults and children, contact lens services and specialty fittings, and co-management of laser and cataract surgeries.
Dr. Kawamoto received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and earned an Optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. After practicing for 13 years in Nevada and California, he is excited to reconnect with his hometown community in Hilo. In his spare time, Dr. Kawamoto enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf or tennis.
Dr. Rolin Otomo
Raised in Hilo, Dr. Rolin Otomo joins Eye Care Hawaii with several years of clinical experience and has been in private clinical practice since 2008. He earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University, completing clinical externships at: The Koetting Associates in St. Louis, Missouri; Malcolm Grow Medical Center in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; the Spark Matsunaga VA Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii; and the Pacific University College of Optometry clinics in Portland, Oregon and Forest Grove, Oregon. He also is member of the American Optometric Association and the Hawaii Optometric Association. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Oregon State University and graduated from Hilo High School.
Dr. Otomo is passionate about helping others and takes pride in serving the community where he grew up. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Otomo also enjoys spending his free time surfing, fishing, free diving, and traveling.
Jaynice graduated from Hawaii Community College with an AA in Liberal Arts and transferred to UH-Hilo, where she is pursuing a double Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Communications. She is an active member of the community as a co-founder of Nà Wáhine Aloha 'Àina (NaWA'À), a grassroots organization founded by a small group of female, UH-Hilo students during the Mauna Kea movement. When she’s not working, you can find her at home spending quality time with her family and getting a good workout or cruising with friends and going on adventures.
Heather was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. She graduated from Hilo High School in 2008 and went off to complete her Associates Degree in Sheridan, Wyoming. In her spare time she enjoys going home to her two little rascal boys, hanging out with family and friends and playing volleyball. She has been working with Eye Care Hawaii for 4 years now and considers the team to be her second family.
Ciara was born on the island of Oahu and raised in Hilo, HI. She graduated from Kea’au High School. She is the mother of two beautiful girls and during her free time, she loves spending time with her family.
Kiana is proud to say that she graduated from Hilo High School. During her free time she goes to the gym, and if she’d not at the gym, she’s spending time with her family.
Kiana has been working at Eye Care Hawaii for several years now and has grown to love what she does, and she loves to help people in the best way that she can.
Savanna was born and raised on the island of Oahu. She graduated in Spring of 2017 from Hawaii Community College with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts with a certificate of Human Services. In her free time, Savanna enjoys adventuring, traveling to new places and spending time with her ohana.
Chaslyn was born and raised in Hilo, HI. She graduated from Keaau High School. She then went on to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing tennis, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Mel was born and raised in Hilo, HI. She is a military wife with two beautiful daughters. Mel's family loves animals, and they have three dogs, a cockatiel, and lots of fish! During her free time, Mel likes to go to the beach, have picnics in the park, and do various craft projects with her daughters. She loves to hang out with her family and friends every chance she gets.