Dr. Malia Sato is originally from Aomori, Japan but grew up in Waipio Gentry, Hawaii. After graduating from Pearl City High School, she attended Pacific University in Oregon and completed her bachelor’s degree in biology. She attended Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California and received her doctorates in optometry, graduating with high honors. She has received training at the world-renowned Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Harpers Point Eye Associates under nationally recognized doctors, and The Villages VA Outpatient Clinic in Florida. Additionally, she has volunteered on medical mission trips to Fiji and Mexico, providing free eye exams to underserving patients. Dr. Sato’s goal is to educate patients so that they may be well-informed decision makers on issues affecting their vision and health along with forming meaningful relationships with her patients. Dr. Sato offers quality and full-scope eye care but is especially passionate about ocular/systemic disease, contact lenses, and dry eyes. In her free time, Dr. Sato enjoys traveling, fitness, and spending time with friends and family.