Dr. Carlos Omphroy is a board-certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, including LASIK, PRK, and laser cataract surgery. He is also a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, caring for many other facets of eye care, including glaucoma, cornea diseases and transplants, Neuro-Ophthalmology, and retinal disorders including Diabetes. Dr. Omphroy services the Hawaiian Islands and is located outside of Honolulu in Mililani, HI.
He graduated from UCLA Medical School, did a year of Internal Medicine at Wadsworth VA/UCLA, and received his Ophthalmology training at the University of Iowa. He has been in practice for 32 years. He is one of the founding members of The Surgical Suites, LLC, a free-standing ambulatory surgery center of Honolulu. The Surgical Suites introduced laser cataract surgery to Hawaii, and was one of the pioneers of the procedure nationwide.
Dr. Omphroy performed the first laser refractive surgery in Hawaii 20 years ago, a PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). He and partner Tyrie Jenkins, MD, who did the first LASIK in Hawaii, and 60 optometrists lead by Dr. Dennis Kuwabara, opened the first refractive laser center in the state in 1995, The Laser Eye Institute of Hawaii.
Dr. Omphroy is a visiting faculty member of ORBIS International, the world’s only flying teaching eye hospital. He has done missions to China, Myanmar, Cuba and the Philippines. He did the first eye exam on a Hawaiian monk seal, as part of a team trying to discover the cause of a blending, infectious corneal problem that was affecting seals coming from French Frigate Shoals.
He is the very proud father of 3 daughters, and has 4 grandchildren. He is a “gentleman farmer”, growing mangoes, avocados, lemons and limes.
Dr. Omphroy enjoys jazz and classical music, is a car and motorcycle enthusiast, and is an avid golfer. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; the International Society of Refractive Surgery; the Ferrari Club of America; and the BMW Motorcycle Owner of America.