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Nearly all of Dr. Oyakawa’s patients are extremely satisfied with the outcome of their cataract surgery. Some corrections can be made to ensure that the patient is happy with their results. At Sharper Vision Centers, we have the vision-improvement technologies and expertise to provide the best possible visual outcomes for our patients with options designed to meet each patient’s lifestyle needs.

See what patients who have had cataract surgery are saying.

Tak Fukushima
April 2006
Crystalens® Right Eye

Dr. Oyakawa helped restore my vision. After 10 years of care by another ophthalmologist, who was a corneal surgery specialist, the vision in my left eye was not possible. I visited Dr. Oyakawa one day and he advised me that there was a possibility that the left eye vision could be restored. He wanted to review my past records that were sent from the other doctor. After his review of the records, Dr. Oyakawa was certain that the vision could be restored. He placed a contact lens in that eye as a test, and I was once again able to see with the left eye! He then referred me to another doctor for a second opinion, and this doctor concurred with Dr. Oyakawa. This time, I was referred to a contact lens specialist who provided me with the custom lens that is giving me the vision I didn’t have for 10 years. Dr. Oyakawa also performed cataract surgery on my right eye and implanted the Crystalens that is providing me with the range and depth in my vision. I now have near perfect vision in both eyes and am truly grateful to Dr. Oyakawa for his expert skill and foresight in providing me a rebirth of my life. I call him my miracle man for giving me a new life. Vision is such an important factor in one’s life. Thank you Dr. Oyakawa.

Guadalupe Lara
May 2006
Bilateral Crystalens® Left Eye LRI

I enjoy reading, watching television, crocheting, and ceramic painting with my new vision. My overall experience was excellent! Yes, I would choose to have this procedure again. I recommended this surgery to my husband who is also very pleased with his results!

Shirley Spade
Previous RK, December 2006
Crystalens® Right Eye and TECNIS™ Left Eye

Hi Dr. Oyakawa,

When I received a questionnaire from your office, I knew that I wanted to respond. I wanted to let you know how great I am doing since the cataract surgery that you preformed a year and a half ago. I had such sudden and significant vision loss in September of 2006 that it really scared me. Up until then, I was aware that I had slowly developing cataracts but was unaware that they could cloud my vision so quickly. I was no longer able to read anything, even with glasses and had difficulty enjoying many of my daily activities. My husband knows your son Jay and in conversation mentioned to him my condition. Jay then shared with him that you are one of the country's best eye surgeons and highly recommended you because of your excellent reputation. We called your office and you agreed to see me immediately. Within two weeks, I was having my lens replaced in my left eye and then two weeks later the right eye. Both of my surgeries were quick and really painless. I could see right away, crystal clear. I was enjoying watching two of my granddaughters’ dance performances on stage at their Christmas show just days after my surgery and could see them in great detail from a distance. Since then I have been able to once again hike in the mountain park behind our home and can play golf with out loosing site of my ball. Much of what I read no longer even requires reading glasses. You were so kind and easy to talk to. I appreciated how informative you were and comfortable you made me feel. Your staff was excellent and caring as was the surgery center where the surgeries were preformed. Dr. Oyakawa, I want to thank you so very much for my ability to see clearly again. You are very much appreciated by me as well as my family and friends.

One of your happy patients!

Karl Wintergerst
May 2006
Bilateral Crystalens® Right Eye and AcrySof® Toric IOL

I had been wearing glasses for distance vision all my life before surgery, now I don’t! I most enjoy doing my word search puzzles with my new vision! My overall experience was fine. I had no problems. I would choose to have the procedure done again and would recommend this surgery to a family member or friend.

Margaret Works
July 2006
Bilateral Crystalens® and LRI Right Eye

With my new vision, I most enjoy painting, etching, and looking at distant landscapes and details. I can see road signs ahead, read small street signs, read the newspaper, and books. I can especially see colors clearly! My overall experience was excellent. The pre-op exams were thorough and careful. Everyone at the surgery center was professional and reassuring. The actual operation was a light show of colors and a variety of designs that was beautiful! Immediately after surgery, I saw clear colors and definite, sharp details that were amazing. If I needed this procedure again, I would have it again. I had surgery on both eyes. I see better than I have ever seen in my life, and suddenly, no glasses! I have worn glasses since I was six years old. It is still a habit to reach up to put them on and off. I never cease to be amazed at my new eyes. I would recommend this surgery to a family member or friend, in fact, I already have. It is a new lease on life. Seeing is so important to enjoying everything you do.

Patrick Kuga
August 2006
Bilateral Crystalens® left eye LRI

I am able to read small print more easily and drive at night without blurred vision, but what I enjoy the most is being able to see the golf fairways and greens better with my new vision! I was apprehensive when I learned that surgery was needed, but after the doctor examined me and explained the procedure, I was comfortable with the decision. Actually, the prep time was longer than the actual surgery. The surgery seemed to be completed in a blink of an eye, literally! If I needed the procedure, I would definitely choose to have it done. I was thoroughly prepared, and the results were extremely successful. I would recommend this surgery to anyone who is a good candidate for it. I’m particularly pleased that I can now focus well at far, mid, and near distances as opposed to other types of lenses that provide limited range. I researched the procedure and the doctor’s qualifications before deciding to have the surgery. I found that Dr. Ray Oyakawa is highly regarded in his field. I believe I received the very best treatment and follow-up under his care.

Craig Miller
September & October 2007

Bilateral Crystalens® right eye LRI

My experience with Dr. Oyakawa and his staff at Sharper Vision Centers was great! Dr. Oyakawa performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes. I can now read without glasses for the first time in years. I’m thrilled! He and his staff are professional health providers and then some! It’s a pleasure to be under their care. I would recommend their services to everyone.

Shige Oura
February 2008
LASIK with Allegretto Wave™ and Intralase® Right Eye and Crystalens® Left Eye

The activity I enjoy most with my new vision is being able to read (newspapers, magazines, reports, and anything readable) without my glasses. My overall experience was very good. I would not choose to have the procedure again because I really don’t need it; everything was correctly done the first time! I have already recommended this surgery to friends.

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