Doctor Profiles

Dr. Margie Recalde

Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)

Dr. Margie Recalde was born and raised in Madera, California. She attended California State University, Fresno and received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with honors. She also completed a post-doctorate ocular disease residency at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Fresno. After completing her residency, Dr. Recalde was hired to work full-time as the staff optometrist and was later promoted to Residency Program Coordinator at VAMC, Fresno. She also served as a clinical instructor for senior year optometry externs rotating through several schools of optometry across the country. Dr. Recalde is also a dry eye specialist and has spoken on the topic across the country. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, and the Central California Optometric Society. She also is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Away from the office, Dr. Recalde cherishes her time with her husband and twin sons.

Dr. Michael K. Hayashi

Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) and F.A.A.O.

Dr. Michael Hayashi is a native Fresnan who graduated from California State University Fresno with honors and went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry from the University of California Berkeley in 1980.  He was also an Associate Clinical Instructor at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Optometry. He opened a private practice in 1980.

He has served as a California State Board Optometric Licensing Examiner, and is a Member of the American Optometric Association and AOA Contact Lens Section.  He has been accepted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) which means they are recognized by their colleagues as  dedicated to the highest standards of optometric practice through clinical care, education or research.  In addition he has participated in several national contact lens clinical investigations and published one of the first disposable soft contact lens study. He is on the cutting edge of the most advanced contact lenses and “hard to fit” cases.  He is also certified to treat eye disease such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, ocular allergies, dry eyes, and many other eye diseases.

Dr. Hayashi and his wife Alene have two boys, Koby and Ty. He enjoys sports, movies, shopping, and travel. He golfs whenever time will allow and watching his two boys’ school activities.

Dr. Staci Hamamoto

Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)

Staci Hamamoto has been the associate optometrist at Lifetime Optometric since December 2006. She graduated from the University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry that same year.

Originally from Fresno, she graduated from Edison High School then attended UC Santa Barbara, earning a B.S. in biology. She worked as a lab assistant at the UCCE Kearney Agricultural Center in Parlier, before going to optometry school.

The optometry curriculum at Berkeley exposed her to a wide range of patients and eye conditions. She has the ability to conduct eye exams in Spanish, and has done volunteer eye screenings in Peru with VOSH, an international non-profit organization. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, and the California Optometric Association.

She volunteers as a camp counselor, is active in her religious organization, and enjoys TV, photography, hiking, and traveling.

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