Jean Shein, MD

Dr. Jean Shein is a board-certified ophthalmologist who joined the Eye Care Center of Kauai, in Lihue, Hawaii, in 2009. She specializes in the medical and surgical management of cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma, ocular tumors, and macular degeneration. She also offers premium services, including eyelid surgery, multifocal lens implants, and astigmatic lens implants.

Dr. Shein perfectly matches the family focus of the Eye Care Center of Kauai, as she’s fellowship trained in pediatric eye diseases. She also offers cosmetic services for adults who want to maintain their appearance, such as SkinMedica facial peels, Botox treatments, and Latisse for lengthening eyelashes.

After graduating cum laude from Dartmouth College, Dr. Shein received her medical degree from New York University. Her love for Hawaii was realized during her internship year at the University of Hawaii. She finished her training in ophthalmology at New York University and at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, where she served as chief resident in her senior year. Then she refined her skill during her fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Shein has the respect of her patients and the community, as shown by the fact that she won Best Doctors in Hawaii for 3 consecutive years. When she’s not caring for the eye health of her patients, Dr. Shein enjoys spending as much time as possible with her husband and children.

Timothy Lee, MD

Dr. Timothy Lee is a board-certified ophthalmologist who opened the Eye Care Center of Kauai together with his partner, Dr. Layne Hashimoto, in Lihue, Hawaii, in 2007. From the start, his goal was to build a family-oriented eye center that offered comprehensive eye care for patients of all ages, and he has achieved that goal, specializing in managing diverse eye disease from cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration, to pterygium removal and pediatric eye disease.

Dr. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, then received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at the Long Beach VA Medical Center, then an ophthalmology residency at the University of California at Irvine College of Medicine. Dr. Lee worked at the Kauai Medical Clinic for 20 years before going into private practice and opening the Eye Care Center of Kauai with Dr. Hashimoto.

Dr. Lee loves listening to and playing music of all genres. When he was invited to perform in Aloha Medical Mission’s “Four Doctors and a Patient” piano fundraiser in Honolulu, he took inspiration from the movie “The Pianist” and played Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 in G minor, delivering such an outstanding performance that he went on to perform in the next three piano concern fundraisers.

In 2007, he helped raise funds for music scholarships by performing a solo piano program for a sold-out audience at the Mokihana Club’s Winter Concert on Kauai. Dr. Lee went on to organize and perform in the Wilcox Hospital Foundation’s fundraiser, “Music and Medicine,” which included a discussion about how music interrelates with medicine. Dr. Lee is fascinated by the healing power of music and uses a variety of musical selections to calm his patients during eye surgery.

Dr. Lee and his wife Leticia reside in Poipu, Kauai, with their daughter Bonnie. When he’s not spending time with his wife and daughter, Dr. Lee enjoys caring for his menagerie of family pets, including a Moluccan cockatoo named Steinway, several Holland lop rabbits, numerous Japanese koi, and several marine and freshwater aquaria at his home and office.

Stacey Morinaga, OD

Dr. Stacey Morinaga provides expert eye care to patients of all ages at the Eye Care Center of Kauai, in Lihue, Hawaii, but she specializes in treating pediatric and geriatric patients. Dr. Morinaga is an expert in fitting a wide range of patients with specialty contact lenses, including those with keratoconus and corneal transplants.

Dr. Morinaga graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston Massachusetts, where she completed externships in pediatrics, contact lenses, geriatrics, and ocular disease. She also received training at the Portland and Lowell Veterans Hospitals.

In her spare time, Dr. Morinaga enjoys the outdoor lifestyle of Hawaii by hiking, running, and paddleboarding. She also enjoys working at her family’s restaurant, Kiibo. Dr. Morinaga lives in Lihue with her husband and three miniature dachshunds.

Layne Hashimoto, OD

Dr. Layne Hashimoto partnered with Dr. Timothy Lee when they opened the Eye Care Center of Kauai in 2007. Since then patients of all ages have come to rely on Dr. Hashimoto’s compassionate care and expertise in a range of medical and surgical eye care services, including refractive surgery and vision therapy.

Dr. Hashimoto was born and raised on Kauai, where he graduated from Kauai High School before temporarily leaving the island to attend Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Visual Science, he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry, then went on to complete externships in primary care, ocular disease, refractive surgery, vision therapy, and contact lenses.

Dr. Hashimoto worked for the Heritage Vision Center in Beaverton, Oregon, until he decided it was time to return home to Kauai. He joined Dr. Timothy Lee as part of the Kauai Medical Clinic in 2003, then they decided to go into private practice and opened the Eye Care Center of Kauai.

When he’s not caring for patients, Dr. Hashimoto enjoys spending time with his wife, Lindsay, and their 3 children, Lauryn, Brooke, and Blake. He’s an avid sports fan who loves playing golf, basketball, and tennis.

Dr. Hashimoto is passionate about the success of the Eye Care Center of Kauai. He’s always excited to hear ideas on improvements or advancements that would make the patient experience even better. He can be reached by email at lhashimoto@ecckauai.com.

Eileen Barretto

Eileen Barretto is the aesthetic specialist at the Eye Care Center of Kauai in Lihue, Hawaii. A natural-born leader, Eileen takes great pride in working alongside such a talented team of experts as the Eye Care Center of Kauai staff.

She joined the practice in 2018 as a certified ophthalmic assistant. Eileen has been an ophthalmic assistant for over 15 years and continues to assist in the eye care setting. She decided to branch out to aesthetics in 2021 and attended the National Laser Institute. Eileen is now the practice’s certified aesthetic laser technician.

She has always had an interest in beauty, cosmetics, and skincare. Eileen’s services at Eye Care Center of Kauai include tattoo removal, cosmetic brow tattoo laser removal, and the removal of age pigmented spots, sun spots, and acne scarring.

She also provides laser facial rejuvenation, helping to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, so patients can look as good as they feel. Eileen is passionate about enhancing beauty and skincare through improved technologies, treatments, and products.

Eileen and her husband Ronald reside in Lihue, Kauai. When she’s not lasering in the office or spending time and adventuring with her husband, Eileen enjoys working on the weekends doing microneedling, ombre powder brow, and dusty eyeliner cosmetic tattooing.