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Tea Tree Oil Lid Scrub Instructions

You will need:

  • Tea tree oil (pharmaceutical grade)
    • A recommended site to purchase pharmaceutical grade tea tree essential oil is
  • Baby shampoo (hypoallergenic, no tears)
  • Travel-size bottle


  • Rinse and clean travel-size bottle
  • Insert 1 part tea tree oil to 3 parts baby shampoo
  • Gently shake the bottle to blend the oil and shampoo
  • Scrub affected eyelid margins for 20 seconds
  • Rinse eyelids with warm water
    • Please ensure the treatment is completely rinsed from lids
  • Repeat as recommended by your doctor


Warm Compress Instructions

You will need:

  • 1 New tube sock
  • 1-2 cups uncooked rice (preferably white rice)
  • Microwave
  • 2 Clean hand towels or paper towels


  1. Fill unused sock with 1-2 cups of uncooked rice.
  2. Tie a knot at the top of the sock leaving approximately 1 finger width space between the rice and the knot.
  3. Place the sock filled with rice on one hand towel/paper towel in the microwave
  4. Microwave for approximately 60 seconds
    1. The sock filled with rice should be warm but not hot. If it not warm enough microwave for another 30 seconds
  5. Take the sock with rice out of the microwave and wrap it in the second hand towel/paper towel and place on affected areas.
    1. If the sock with rice is too warm, remove from affected area and allow the sock with rice to cool for 30 seconds before reapplying to affected areas.
  6. Keep on affected areas for at least 10 minutes.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 as instructed by your doctor.
    1. When repeating, please use new hand towel/paper towels.

Clinical Skills Review


The doctors of Hawaii Vision Associates are continuously maintaining their skills to better address the needs of their patience. Recently, the doctors gathered to review protocol for a new procedure: Amniotic Membrane Allograft technology.

Amniotic Membrane Allograft

The doctors of Hawaii Vision Associates are now offering Amniotic Membrane Allograft technology to treat the following common ocular issues:

  • Severe dry eye
  • Chemical burns
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Viral infections

This procedure reduces scaring, pain, and inflammation. It also improves healing.

To see if this procedure is right for you, please ask your doctor about Amniotic Membrane Allograft technology.

Call Center Company Grand Opening

On October 30, 2017, the doctors and staff of Hawaii Vision Associates celebrated the grand opening of the Kuakini call center with a Disney themed Halloween party.


Call Center NOW OPEN!!

Because every patient phone call and inquiry is important, our company now has a call center. This new system ensures that all patient calls are answered and all inquires regarding scheduling and billing are addressed in a timely manner.

Our call center is located in the Kuakini Physician Tower.

Acuvue Vita


Vistakon the makers of Acuvue Oasys has recently revealed their newest monthly contact lens the Acuvue Vita! All five of Hawaii Vision Associates’ offices currently have this lens available for fitting. This contact lens is perfect for current Acuvue Oasys users who wear their current two week contact for three to four weeks. Using contact lenses beyond the recommended wearing schedule increase the risk of infection. #acuvuevita

In consideration of our high risk patients, we kindly ask that all patients wear a mask throughout your visit to our office.  Thank you for your cooperation!

You can now TEXT us to request an appointment 🙂

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