Eye Care Hawaii

The eye is the jewel of the body.

- Henry David Thoreau

Aloha kakou!

Welcome to Eye Care Hawaii. With highly trained eye care specialists and a focus on Hilo, we view your eyes as windows not just to your health, but also to your culture, your environment, and how you experience the world.

With this in mind, we treat you and your eyes with uncompromising care and compassion. Our facilities feature state-of-the-art vision technology and procedures, while our doctors and staff ensure that every office visit, treatment, and follow-up is a positive experience for every patient.

Visit Eye Care Hawaii today and see how we can give you a clearer, brighter outlook on life.

Aloha!

 

 

The Role of Dark Green Leafy Veggies in Managing Eye Disease

Oxidation is the root cause of macular degeneration and other eye-related diseases. As we age, our natural antioxidative processes are depleted and overwhelmed by the ever-increasing production of free radicals. Oxidative stress — the imbalance between free radicals and antioxidation — results in disease and aging changes. To prevent disease or slow the aging process, however, nutrition is the safest and most important strategy.
 


Maintaining or enhancing the pigment in the macula, which is the central part of the retina, is the single most important factor in managing macular oxidative stress and slowing the onset and progression of macular degeneration.  The three carotenoids that make up the macular pigment — Mesozeaxanthin (M), Lutein (L), and Zeaxanthin (Z) — can be found in many foods, especially in dark leafy green vegetables such as spinach, collard greens, and kale. But, because these foods are not absorbed efficiently by our bodies, we would need to eat extraordinary amounts of these vegetables to get enough carotenoids. Luckily, there’s a better solution. Supplements of M, L, and Z can deliver the quantities that our bodies require. Eye Care Hawaii carries these supplements, to help you fight oxidation and prevent macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Visit our clinic to learn more about these powerful, safe, and potentially life-changing supplements.