About 20 years have gone by since Dr. Punzal had LASIK surgery. He has enjoyed freedom from glasses and contact lenses for a good amount of time, but he realized that his vision was not as sharp as it had once been.
Spring is here! While you're taking care of your spring cleaning and getting ready for the summertime on Kaua'i, remember to make your health and self care a priority too!
When you hear about laser eye surgery, you might immediately think of LASIK — after all, the procedure has been sought out by over 10 million patients since its FDA approval in 1999. Did you know a similar surgery has been available since before LASIK? It’s called PRK..
Do you find yourself staring at your computer or phone screen for long periods of time? If so, you may be at risk of blue light exposure.
Here at Punzal Vision, we are often asked; when should my child get their first eye exam? The answer is simple, while a child of any age can receive an eye examination, we recommend that kids get their first eye exam around six months old!
This month is 'Save Your Vision' Month! So, in the spirit of keeping your eyes healthy we remind you to prioritize your health and your vision by scheduling a comprehensive eye examination with Punzal Vision.
Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Annual Eye exam! At Punzal Vision our hours are from 8:30am-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday..
As we approach two years of pandemic life, there have been many changes to our everyday routines. Maintaining good hygiene is of the utmost importance.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month!Glaucoma is an eye condition that causes damage to the optic nerve, which can slowly decrease peripheral vision over time if goes uncontrolled.
The New Year is here, and it's time to reset and refocus for all of the things that you hope to accomplish in 2022! Whether you use this time to reflect, make goals for yourself, or set resolutions for the upcoming year...
Over the past month, we partnered with Maui Jim to create the Maui Jim Eye Health Series. If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve surely seen our video posts each Friday discussing everything about eye health, from UV protection to blue light coating.
Swollen feet, a growing belly, and that pregnancy mama glow are some of the well known side effects of growing a baby. However, the surge in hormones may also cause blurry vision and dry eyes.
This is a friendly reminder to schedule your annual eye examination before the holidays and the end of the year!
Punzal Vision is excited to introduce our newest machine - The Visufit 1000! We are the first office in the state of Hawaii and the 10th overall in the nation with the new Visufit 1000.
For all soft contact lens wearing patients, Dr. Punzal prefers and recommends the daily disposable lens which is meant to be worn once and thrown away at the end of the day.
There may come a point in time where glasses and/or contact lenses are not able to correct your vision to a certain level. When this happens, there are many types of refractive surgery options- LASIK, PRK, Cataract Surgery, etc.
Dry, itchy, and irritated eyes are very common especially living in Hawai'i. With the vog, wind, salt air, and sunshine, almost everyone experiences some level of eye irritation.
Look for Punzal Vision's Keiki Eye Examinations Article in the Kaua'i Family Magazine!
This week, we wanted to talk about how stress can affect your eyes. We all deal with different levels of stress, but no matter how big or small, it can have a significant impact on your eyes!
As you may know, Cataracts is a natural process of time. Everyone will develop cataracts at some point in their life. Cataracts are the clouding of the lens within your eye- causing a decrease in vision, decrease in color vibrancy, and increase in glare.
Vision and Eye health is so important, there's an entire month dedicated to it! Follow these 6 Tips to make sure you are keeping your vision healthy!
I have been wearing glasses and contacts since I first met Dr. Punzal in 2004. With the active lifestyle I like to lead there were somethings that made glasses or contacts both a hindrance. Because of this I have thought about getting LASIK, or some sort of refractive surgery, for a long time. When the opportunity finally came around for me to do so, I jumped on it as quickly as I could.
Our employee Casey Ai, who has been with Punzal Vision since 2016, went to O'ahu last week for her LASIK procedure! She has had a longstanding history of nearsightedness and has always worn glasses and/or contact lenses.
At Punzal Vision, we do a lot more than a quick vision check. Our series of tests include scans of your macula and optic nerve, testing your peripheral vision, and taking high quality photos of the back of your eye.
Outside of the exam room, there's a lot of ways to take care of your eyes in the comfort of your own home or when out and about doing your normal daily activities.
Don't forget to schedule an appointment! Here at Punzal Vision, we have clinic 5 days a week- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Occasionally, we will alternate between Wednesdays and Saturdays.
With the ever evolving rules and protocol involving travel due to COVID-19, there have been inquiries about LASIK and other refractive surgery, which is performed on O'ahu. We co-manage care with Aloha Laser Vision in Honolulu. Here is the latest update for referrals, consultations, and surgeries.
August 17-20th is National Contact Lens Health Week! We’d like to take this time to emphasize the importance of contact lens wear hygiene
Did you know that July is National UV Safety Month? What better way to celebrate than with stylish, comfortable, and highly beneficial SUNGLASSES!
June is Cataract Awareness Month. What are cataracts? Cataracts is a discoloration / yellowing of the natural lens within your eye.
Having monocular vision checks as part of your daily routine can be helpful to keep track of your sight and health of your eye.
Just as we purchase supplements that benefit certain parts of the body, you can also purchase eye specific vitamins promoting eye health.
During such uncertain times, it is paramount that we, as a community, do everything we can to perform self-care.
During this time of uncertainty, it is our priority to continue providing care for our patients and island community.
If you are often outdoors, surfing, fishing, or doing any type of activity that exposes you to the sun and wind, you may notice growths on the white part of your eyes.
We are once again honored to be featured in the Kaua’i Family Magazine Spring Issue 2020.
Have you ever felt that your eyes are tired but the rest of your body isn’t? Do you often catch yourself squinting and putting in a lot of effort to see things more clearly?
As we’re coming toward the middle of November, it’s not too late to have a comprehensive eye exam before the new year!
The holidays are coming up, but it’s not too late to bring your children in to be evaluated.
It’s important to learn about the health, diagnosis, and visual acuity of your eyes- but it’s always a good idea to have a little fun too!
If you’ve had a comprehensive eye exam with us, you’ve most likely had your eyes dilated.
Punzal Vision strives to educate all patients about diagnoses or any general questions you might have.
Vision is one of the main instruments that we use to explore and learn about the world around us each day.
Team sports is a great way to build character and improve physical fitness in teens.
We all have busy lives these days and between taking care of the home, going to work, and making sure our kids are on track for their next day of school, we all could use a bit more rest and relaxation.
When something goes wrong with your eyes, it can be a pretty scary experience.
Kids are heading back to school, and while you are probably feeling a little relieved to have them out of your hair, you may also be nervous about how they are going to make it through the year in one piece.
Wearing makeup is a wonderful way to feel confident, beautiful, and even more sexy than usual. But did you know that eye makeup is a leading cause of issues such as infections, irritations, and irreversible damage?
According to the World Health Organization, Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world with more than 120,000 Americans living blind as a result.
Yes. We all know the feeling. Our eyes begin to puff up – we sneeze, and all of sudden we are in the middle of a full blown allergy flare up.
Summer is coming and the waters around our beautiful island are beginning to clear up!
We know that food can be used to influence our overall health, and even increase the health and function of our eyes.
We look to nutrition as an important factor in our overall health. We each have rituals and practices around the way that we eat and the foods that we choose to eat in order to support our body as a whole and maintain energy throughout the day.
Spring is here, and it is the perfect time to schedule your annual comprehensive eye examination with Dr. Punzal at our new location in the Hokulei Village Shopping Center in Lihue.
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our lives. It allows us to grow and re-energize, strengthening us for the days to come.
In this age of technology, we live in a world where our screens have become some of our closest friends.
Our eyes not only act as a connection to the world, but they can also be used to give a glimpse into the status of our health.