Dr. Cedric Mitsui and His team have been providing quality optometric, contact, and optical services for over 20 years. 


Our state of the art optical boutique carries many name brands including Ray Ban, Michael Kors, Tiffany & Co., Nike, Dragon, Coach, Oakley, Bebe, Tory BUrch and Tom Ford. 


Our state of the art optical edgers allow us to provide single vision plastic lenses to 90% of our patients within an hour.

protecting your eyes from UV Exposure


The sun supports life on our planet, but its life-giving rays also pose dangers. The sun's primary danger is in the form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Artificial sources, like welding machines, tanning beds and lasers, can also produce UV radiation. 

Most people are aware of how harmful UV radiation is to the skin. However, many may not realize that UV radiation can harm the eyes, and other components of solar radiation can also affect vision.

There are three types of UV radiation. UV-C is absorbed by the ozone layer and does not present any threat. However, UV-A and UV-B radiation can have long- and short-term negative effects on the eyes and vision.

If your eyes are exposed to excessive amounts of UV radiation over a short period of time, you will likely experience photokeratitis. Like a "sunburn of the eye," photokeratitis can be painful. Its symptoms include red eyes, a foreign body sensation or gritty feeling in the photokeratitis can be painful. Its symptoms include red eyes, a foreign body sensation or gritty feeling in the eyes, extreme sensitivity to light and excessive tearing. Fortunately, these symptoms are usually temporary and rarely cause permanent damage to the eyes.

The longer the eyes are exposed to solar radiation, the greater the risk of developing pterygiums, cataracts or macular degeneration later in life. It is not clear how much exposure to solar radiation will cause damage. Therefore, whenever you spend time outdoors, wear quality sunglasses that offer UV protection and a hat or cap with a wide brim. Also, certain contacts have uv protection.

Dr. Cedric Mitsui of Hilo is among 58 optometrists throughout the United States who have received the American Optometric Association (AOA) 2017 Continuing Optometric Recognition Award.