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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Lifetime Optometric the leading provider of vision care products and services in Fresno.

Dr. Margie R. Recalde

Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) and Fellow of American Academy of Optometry (F.A.A.O.)

Dr. Recalde has been practicing in the Central Valley for over 17 years. She has a special interest in treating dry eyes which led her to become the Dry Eye specialist at her previous location and is a speaker for dry eyes both locally and nationally. She moved and purchased Lifetime Optometric and is excited to work alongside Dr. Michael Hayashi and Dr. Staci Hamamoto.
Dr. Recalde provides the most advanced treatment options for dry eye disease including dry eye vitamins, medications, punctal plugs, and amniotic membrane treatment. The goal is to diagnose, manage and treat your dry eye disease. We want your eyes to feel better and help you see better so you can enjoy a lifetime of healthy vision.

Dr. Recalde attended California State University, Fresno and received her Bachelors of Science and Doctor of Optometry degree at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with honors. To enhance her clinical skills, Dr. Recalde completed a post-doctorate ocular disease residency at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Fresno. She dedicated her commitment to lifelong learning and became a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She is an active member of the Central California Optometric Society and the California Optometric Association. She enjoys giving back to those in need by volunteering her time to provide free vision screenings locally and internationally. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and twin boys.

Dr. MichaelDr. Michael K. Hayashi


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. StacieDr. Staci Hamamoto


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.