Our Trip to Hilo

Punzal Vision Visits Hilo!

Punzal Vision is always excited to foster new professional relationships in order to improve patient care. This past weekend, Dr. Punzal, Brity, and Pua traveled to Hawai’i Island for continuing education and to network with Hawai’i Vision Specialists in Hilo. Dr. Dan Driscoll and Dr. Miki’ala Souza are a husband and wife team providing comprehensive eye care in Hilo. We visited their new 15,000 square foot office, which will included 12 exam lanes and an onsite surgical suite. The anticipated opening date of this brand new building is later this year.

We currently comanage with Kaua’i ophthalmologists as well as Dr. Faulkner at Aloha Laser Vision on O’ahu. However, some patients may opt to travel to the beautiful Big Island for surgical care. Hilo is a rural community with wonderful people, and we already have some patients who are anticipating the trip over to Hawai’i Vision Specialists to get bilateral cataract surgery done in the same week. Eventually, Dr. Driscoll will also perform LASIK and other refractive surgery at his new site. His office also offers numerous aesthetic procedures as well like laser hair reduction and SculpSure, a noninvasive procedure to reduce fat cells.

On Saturday January 12th, Dr. Punzal, Brity, and Pua attended an all-day conference presented by renowned Pacific University professors Dr. Denise Goodwin and Dr. Lorne Yudcovitch. Dr. Goodwin and Dr. Yudcovitch shared information on topics like the latest in ocular therapy drugs and the ocular involvement of systemic medications. Dr. Punzal looks forward to applying some of the clinical pearls he gained from the conference.

Punzal Vision is pleased to offer the people of Kaua’i comprehensive care and options when it comes to maintaining healthy eyes and vision.

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