Punzal Vision

Our Team

Our team at Punzal Vision is our 'ohana. We work, play, and share our lives with each other. We are dedicated to providing professional, medically driven care to our patients and customers, enabling everyone to have their best vision.

Dr. Joel E. Punzal

Dr. Joel E. Punzal provides quality eye care for the residents and visitors of Kaua’i. He is able to help all age groups from infant to geriatric patients. Dr. Punzal diagnoses and treats eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, vitreous floaters,and red eyes. Dr. Punzal is proficient in the removal of ocular foreign bodies and the treatment of dry eye syndrome.

Hawai’i Optometric Association member
American Optometric Association member
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ocular Pharmacology certified
Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University
Bachelor’s of Science degree from Seattle University
Voted Best of Kaua’i Optometrist in The Garden Island newspaper in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (Listed in Best of Kaua’i Edition), 2019, & 2020

Dr. Punzal also provides co-management of refractive surgery (LASIK/PRK) with Aloha Laser Vision on Oahu.

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Brity Punzal MBA, CPO


A native of Kansas, Brity moved to Kaua’i in 2009, where she met Dr. Joel E. Punzal. It was love at first sight. They were soon married and now have three beautiful daughters. Brity is a graduate in Finance from Kansas State University. She also has a Master’s in Business Administration from Strayer University. Brity has spent the past 16 years working in the accounting and finance field, in both the government and healthcare sectors. Five of those years were spent working abroad in Kuwait and Qatar. Brity is an advocate for physical activity and early childhood reading. She enjoys playing with her children, traveling, and getting caught in the rain.

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Lehua Vivas CPOA

Certified Paraoptometric
Patient Relations Manager

A dedicated mother to three sons, Ryder, Bryden and Rydge, Lehua is a graduate of Pacific University (Major in Psychology) and the Kamehameha Schools. She has also worked as a preschool teacher while living in Oregon. Lehua is passionate about physical fitness, and she also enjoys spending quality time with her boyfriend Bryson and their boys. Always friendly and eager to assist, Lehua brings enthusiasm and camaraderie to the Punzal Vision team.

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Keahi Mattos


Keahi is a 2019 graduate of Waimea High School. Hailing from the beautiful west side of Kauai (Kekaha to be exact), you will be greeted by Keahi as soon as you walk through our doors as he is our newest optician! He enjoys outdoor activities - especially volleyball - and is always on the go and staying active. This friendly fellow is ready to help you pick out your next pair of glasses!

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Sage Watanabe LPN, CPO


Sage graduated from Kapa'a High School in 2016. She attentended West Kauai CNA Program to obtain her CNA License. She also attended Kaua’i Community College to receive her Associates in Liberal Arts and became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2021. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the park with friends, playing basketball, and baking!

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Steph Rose-Taylan


Steph graduated from Kauai High School in 2012 and ever since, has tried her hand at everything from musical theatre, makeup artistry/cosmetology, early childhood education, banking, and now Opticianry with a sprinkle of billing! She finds excitement in knowing a little bit of everything! She also loves to crochet, plan Disney trips, and spoil her dog.

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Jessica Manzano, CPO


Jessica was born and raised on Kaua'i and graduated from Kapa'a High School before attending Kaua'i Community College for a degree in Liberal Arts and Natural Science. She enjoys gaming and watching movies, and loves the reward of helping others in her work with Punzal Vision. Jessica has been a member of Team Punzal Vision since 2022!

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Kalena Kazen-Batteiger


Kalena was born and raised on Kaua'i, growing up in Koloa. She graduated from Kaua'i High School before going on to Front Range Community College and Colorado State University. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and listening to a good true crime podcast! Kalena loves to help people in the community, and this is ultimately what inspired her to pursue a path in healthcare.

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Daisy Coloma


Daisy was born and raised on the Westside of Kaua'i, attending Waimea High School and University of Hawaii at Manoa. She became interested in the medical field out of her desire to help patients and her community. She enjoys shopping and can't live without her daily Starbucks!

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