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By Arshia M. on Nov 01, 2021

Dr. Oyakawa is a caring doctor who has an in-depth and holistic approach to ophthalmology. He maintains a professional relationship with patients while also making them feel comfortable. He is thorough and professional. I feel fortunate to have been Dr. Oyakawa's patient, as he has helped my eyesight tremendously. He also has a friendly staff that runs an efficient office.

By Will on Mar 15, 2021

They take good care of their patients, and go the extra mile.

By Tracy B. on Mar 12, 2021

I hadn't been to an opthamologist in a few years and wanted to get a check up because it seemed like my eyes were slowly being covered by a dark cloud. A co-worker of mine recommended I see her family opthamologist of many years...Dr. Oyakawa. Thank goodness for that. Shortly after my examination, I was shown evidence of cataracts in both my eyes (I was only 49 years old at the time - year 2015 - and I would have never guessed I had cataracts). Anyhow, I told my co-worker and found out that she also had cataracts at a younger than most cases age and said her Crystlens lenses inserted by Dr. Oyakawa worked out very well (she didn't even need to wear glasses anymore). I'm glad I took her and Dr. Oyakawa's advice and went with the Crystlens lenses - they were right.

Dr. Oyakawa is a wonderful opthamologist/surgeon with top notch office staff. I was nervous about the surgery, but Dr. O let me know exactly what to expect in regards to the surgery and follow up procedures - and he was spot on. My surgery went off without a hitch and I continued to see Dr. O on a regular basis for check- ups until I moved out of state about five years later.

Anyhow, I think the world of Dr. O and his skills. I highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for optimal eye care services.

Tracy B.

By 丁淳Candice Hom on Mar 05, 2021

I had very bad experience with Dr. Oyakawa’s cataract surgery and follow-up treatments. He was incompetent, greedy and irresponsible for his surgery. 1. After the initial cataract surgery was done unsuccessfully, Dr. Oyakawa continuously misled me that I could not replace the Crystalens, caused me to lose the opportunity to correct my vision within the first year of surgery. 2. Dr. Oyakawa charged extraordinarily high fee for simple cataract surgery. He persuaded me to use Crystalens which was very expensive and had no promising results on patient had Lasik surgery in the past. 3. Dr. Oyakawa also charged me for post-op visits due to his incompetence in both cataract and Yag Laser surgeries. 4. In most my follow-up visits, Dr. Oyakawa always claimed my unsatisfactory cataract surgery was due to my prior Lasik procedure, caused him could not calculate my focus correctly. Regarding this viewpoint, I discussed with a friend who had Lasik many years ago, and she also did cataract surgery around the same time of my cataract surgery. Her ophthalmologist told her not to use multifocal lens because it is hard to determine the focus of vision (same reason as Dr. Oyakawa claimed). Her doctor recommended using single focal lens and adjust one eye aim for far distance and one eye aim for near distance, so she doesn’t need to wear any glasses and she is happy with the results. It seems to be a widely known fact that Crystalens (multifocal lens) is not suitable for Lasik patients around 2013, however, Dr. Oyakawa still recommended me to get Crystalens, because he got award of Excellence of Crystalens, he sold Crystalens to patients no matter it’s suitable or not to benefit himself regardless of patients’ best interests and wellbeing.

By Chun L. on Mar 05, 2021

I had very bad experience with Dr. Oyakawa's cataract surgery and follow-up treatments. He was incompetent, greedy and irresponsible for his surgery.
1. After the initial cataract surgery was done unsuccessfully, Dr. Oyakawa continuously misled me that I could not replace the Crystalens, caused me to lose the opportunity to correct my vision within the first year of surgery.
2. Dr. Oyakawa charged extraordinarily high fee for simple cataract surgery. He persuaded me to use Crystalens which was very expensive and had no promising results on patient had Lasik surgery in the past.
3. Dr. Oyakawa also charged me for post-op visits due to his incompetence in both cataract and Yag Laser surgeries.
4. In most my follow-up visits, Dr. Oyakawa always claimed my unsatisfactory cataract surgery was due to my prior Lasik procedure, caused him could not calculate my focus correctly. Regarding this viewpoint, I discussed with a friend who had Lasik many years ago, and she also did cataract surgery around the same time of my cataract surgery. Her ophthalmologist told her not to use multifocal lens because it is hard to determine the focus of vision (same reason as Dr. Oyakawa claimed). Her doctor recommended using single focal lens and adjust one eye aim for far distance and one eye aim for near distance, so she doesn't need to wear any glasses and she is happy with the results. It seems to be a widely known fact that Crystalens (multifocal lens) is not suitable for Lasik patients around 2013, however, Dr. Oyakawa still recommended me to get Crystalens, because he got award of Excellence of Crystalens, he sold Crystalens to patients no matter it's suitable or not to benefit himself regardless of patients' best interests and wellbeing.

By Sheila F. on Oct 22, 2020

I'm old.  At least that is what my regular Optometrist would tell me when I inquired about Lasik. It was too late for me, according to her.
My vision was getting progressively worse and I wanted a second opinion.  I researched and found one of the best Lasik Surgeons in the South Bay.  Dr. Ray Oyakawa.  After getting a free consultation, he felt that Lasik would benefit me and that he could help.  Yes, I am older than one should be when getting the surgery, but my eyes were healthy and should heal well.
I asked to have my farsightedness fixed.  I wanted to be able to drive and shop without glasses.
I am now 2 months post surgery.  I easily see when driving, and I can also use the computer without glasses.  BONUS!  Both my far and near vision AND Astigmatism was repaired. It was worth every penny and then some.  Now, I use "off the shelf", 150 power reading glasses to avoid eye strain and see small print.  Dr Oyakawa and his staff have been amazing and taken great care of me. I can't thank them enough.

By Ed L. on Aug 12, 2020

In short, if you want the best, go to Dr. Oyakawa. He and his staff are all excellent. I chose Dr. Oyakawa to do my Lasik procedure over 20 years ago. As a dentist my vision is critical so I thoroughly researched him and found that he truly is the best in Southern California. I recently had a cataract removed and new lens implanted by him and the results are excellent. On top of all this, he is a retinal specialist should that ever be a problem for me. My vision is too important to trust it to anyone else.

By Elena Zelenkova on Jul 20, 2020

I don't usually write a comments, but i feel like doing it. I gotta say this doctor is the one of those gifted people who were born to be a doctor. My case is very rare and complicated. I had to go trough numbers of specialists before i found Dr. Oyakava. For years nobody could figure out what is going on with my eyes (even expensive equipment didn't help much) Dr. Oyakava did it ALL( possible and impossible). I would highly recomend him for those people who lost their hope. You might be able to find it again. I else want to say a few words of appreciation to the staff. They all AMAZING and very professional. Office is very clean and you don't have to seat there for hours waiting for your appointment.

By Brandon Loures on Jan 06, 2020

Have always received had a great experience with this office. Highly recommend Dr. Oyakawa and staff for your eye care.

By Dennis D. on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Oyakawa at Sharper vision has been caring for my eyes and vision for several years including cataract surgery in both eyes. In all that time I have found him highly competent as well as caring and personable. He has proven to be very knowledgeable not only in eye care but other medical areas as well.
His staff has been excellent!
How could I not recommend a doctor such as this!!
Michael D

By Carol Ann L. on Sep 10, 2019

Thank GOD I found Dr Oyakawa....he has taken care of me and my 94 yr old mother for several years....He truly is my miracle worker....Thank you Dr Oyakawa and your wonderful staff!!!

By Raul R. on Aug 14, 2019

Ive been a patient of Dr. Oyakawa for about 20 years. When I decided to do cataract lens replacement I found that Dr. Oyakawa was the preeminent Dr. for Crystlens. The replacement was miraculous and my new sight was amazing. Dr. Oyakawa perfectly explained the lens replacement procedure and the advantages of Crystlens. Dr. Oyakawa is the most knowledgeable Doctor I've ever met.
I referred him to a friend, my brother and his wife. They were all very pleased with Doctor Oyakawa's excellent service.

By vicki H. on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Oyakawa at Sharper Vision has now been my ophthalmologist for 5 years and I am so happy that a friend recommended him for my badly needed cataract surgery.
I appreciated all the detailed information about the surgery and lens options given to me by Dr. Oyakawa. I chose the accommodating Chrystal lenses and  I am extremely happy about no longer having to wear contact lenses. Best of all, 2 days after I had cataract surgery, I passed my vision test at the DMV.
Dr. Oyakawa not only takes care of my vision, but he also solved a problem I had with a couple of eyelashes on my lower eyelid. They grew in the wrong direction and were hurting my eye. The delicate procedure of cauterizing the follicles was a success and left no swelling afterwards.

Dr. Oyakawa cares about his patients, is pleasant, easy to talk to and I appreciate his expertise for keeping my eyes healthy.
Dr. Oyakawa's assistants Nydia, Anne and Miranda are very professional and kind.

I would highly recommend Dr. Oyakawa at Sharper Vision to anyone in search of an excellent ophthalmologist.

By Mel E. on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Oyakawa is wonderful, and knows all things vision related.  He is quite personable and if there is time, you will have nice conversations with him about any subject you want.  Very cool.
I highly recommend him.

By Jim M. on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Oyakawa is very personable and competent Doctor/MD.
The staff at this office is excellent and their equipment is State-of- The Art!
One is in good hands with this Medical Group.
Jim M
Redondo Beach

By Robin C. on Jun 27, 2019

Dr. Oyakawa has been my eye doctor for 33 years!! This man has saved my vision over the years and is absolutely amazing. When I was 27 I was losing vision and my health plan couldn't find a doctor within my plan on a Friday evening, so I was sent to a specialist. That night Dr. Oyakawa performed cutting edge surgery on my left eye, which saved my vision. In my 40's, I lost vision when a dentist damaged my optic nerve. At UCLA, I was told by a reputable doctor there that there was nothing he could do to help my vision. Dr. Oyakawa performed surgery and I am able to use that eye effectively. A week ago, Dr. Oyakawa performed cataract surgery and placed a new lens in my right eye. Everything went great and I can see clearly once again. I absolutely, 100%, advise anyone who needs to see an eye doctor to go see Dr. Oyakawa. He is the BEST doctor I have seen in my lifetime. There are no long waits, the office is incredibly efficient, and they are knowledgeable and kind.

By Anonymous on Sep 26, 2018

By Mark M. on Jul 24, 2018

He missed floating debris in my eye that I could see in the mirror. I even asked about those specks and he brushed off my question, with "they are in your eyes". I repeated the question and he repeated those same 5 words. I sort of knew that much, which is why I went to an eye doctor. He fixated on another long term (15 years) issue I had and ignored the retinal detachment that just started. I even specified my symptoms on the medical forms before the exam. Not until I was at the front desk on my way out, and I asked again in front of others did he recognize my concern. He said "it is good that we caught this" and put me back in the exam chair. Diagnosis was retinal detachment. I left his empty office for another doctor who listened to my questions and exhibited technical competence.

By Sandra A. on May 16, 2018

Dr. Oyakawa is a professional eye care specialist. He is a caring, awesome person with much knowledge in the care of eyes.

His staff is professional and caring also.  The office is clean.

Recommended.

By Anonymous on Jan 08, 2017