Governor Ige announced, effective May 1, 2020, that optometrists and ophthalmologists are approved to provide all eye care and elective procedures as permitted by law.

How We Are Prioritizing Health and Safety

We have implemented a set of procedures following the guidelines provided by the CDC, state and local health authorities, the American Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. 

  1. Continue to service patients on an appointment only basis (doors will be locked, please use our new doorbell or call 677-1544).
  2. Schedule fewer patients in order to limit the number of people in the office; 
  3. Ask additional screening questions to ensure that patients do not have symptoms related to COVID-19, and have not been exposed to individuals who may have COVID-19;
  4. Make changes to our patient visitation procedures (see below);
  5. Continue to sterilize all equipment and materials, including frames, and frequently touched areas;  Some of these procedures may be completed before you arrive;
  6. Provide additional hand sanitizing stations for patients and employees;
  7. Provide personal protective equipment to employees that interact with patients;

We greatly appreciate the understanding and support of all our patients.  We ask that you continue to be patient as we work to ensure that everyone is seen as quickly and safely as possible.

Office Visits

Planning Your Visit

  • Patients cannot have another person accompany them during their visit unless they are a parent of a minor or a caregiver. This person will also be asked our COVID-19 screening questions.
  • Please bring a face covering to be worn at all times while in the office.
  • Ring our DoorBell to gain entrance .Our front door is locked and a staff member will meet patients and visitors at the door.

In the Office

  • You will be asked to sign a form attesting your general health and any affirming no exposure to COVID-19
  • Your temperature will be taken.
  • You will be asked to wash your hands with soap and water at the sink, or use hand sanitizer to clean your hands.
  • Please adhere to the CDC’s recommended 6-foot social distancing when possible.  
  • While in the optical, you will be asked to place all frames touched or tried on in a tray for disinfection. We use UV-C to disinfect our frames.

Thank you for your continued support. We have been serving Waipahu and surrounding communities for over 50 years.  We look forward to seeing you, your family, and friends for many more years.


Dr. Roger Ede, Dr. Duane Chang, Dr. Jennifer Kruger and the staff of Vision Care Center Waipahu.