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Stanley Joel Yamane was American optometrist, consultant. Diplomate American Academy Optometry. Recipient Merit award National Eye Research Foundation, 1974, Distinguished Service award, 1976, Founder's award Pacific University, 1996, Heart of America Contact Lens Society Vision Service award, 1998, Lifetime Achievement award, 2004.


Yamane, Stanley Joel was born on March 13, 1943 in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, United States. Son of Tooru and Yukiko (Miura) Yamane.


Bachelor of Science in Optometry, Pacific University, 1966. Doctor of Optometry, Pacific University, 1966. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Pacific University.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Pennsylvania College Optometry.


Practice optometry, Waipahu, Hawaii, 1967-1973. Partner with Doctor Dennis M. Kuwabara, 1973-1981. Partner Drs. Kuwabara & Yamane, Optometrists, Inc., Waipahu, 1981-1991, with branch office Honolulu.

With Doctor of Business Administration Eye Care Associates of Hawaii, 1989-1991. Director professional affairs Vistakon, Inc., 1991-1992. Vice president professional affairs Vistakon Inc., 1992—2004, chair global professional affairs council, 1996-1999.

Retired, 2004—2005; vice president professional relations VisionWeb, Inc., 2005—2008. Retired, 2008

Lecturer, consultant in field. Secretary-treasurer Hawaii Board Examiners in Optometry, 1975-1976, vice president, 1976-1978, president, 1978-1980.

Member adjunct faculty College Optometry, Pacific University, 1977-1991, Pennsylvania College Optometry, 1981-1991, Southern College Optometry, 1982-1991, University Missouri, St. Louis, 1990-1991. Board directors Hawaii Vision Service Plan, 1984-1991.


In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose the right path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith believers voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.


Churches should be urged to demonstrate their heart for racial reconciliation by seeking to increase racial and ethnic diversity in church staff roles, leadership positions, and church membership.


Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


Board managers Leeward Oahu Branch Young Men’s Christian Association, 1967-1970, Hi-Y advisor, 1967-1971, member Century Club, 1967-1991, board managers West Oahu Branch, 1971-1978, general chairman sustaining membership, 1976. Second vice president August Ahrens Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, 1969. Member Leeward Mental Health Advisory Council, 1975-1976, Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park Foundation, since 1976, Aloha council Boy Scouts American, 1976-1991.

Member business advisory council Waipahu High School, 1976-1981, Parent-Teacher-Community Advisory Council, 1978-1980. Board directors Central/Leeward unit American Cancer Society, 1977-1980, public education director, 1978-1979, vice president, 1979-1980, founder, chairman Celebrity Auction, 1980, director Oahu Baseline Survey, 1978. Board directors Barbers Point council Navy League American, 1981-1985.

Professional board advisors University Houston Institute for Contact Lens Research. Fellow American Academy Optometry (cornea and contact lens diplomate, vice chair cornea and contact lens section 1992-1994, chair cornea and contact lens section 1994-1996, immediate past chair, 1997-1999, secretary, 1990-1992, vice chair ethics committee 1991-1992, corporation support for Journal committee 1981, chair diplomate awards committee 1988-1990), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Optometric Association (annual congress delegate 1978, public health committee 19738, optometric paraoptometric personnel committee 1978-1979, contact lens project team 1979-1980, task force on Research and Development 1984-1987, contact lens section council 1988-1992, secretary, 1989-1990, vice chair 1990-1991, chair elect 1991-1992, numerous committees), Leeward Oahu Junior Chamber of Commerce (Distinguished Service award 1969, Top Outstanding Young Man award 1975), Hawaii State Junior Chamber of Commerce, American Optometric Foundation (board directors 1981-1991, chairman task force clinical research 1981-1983, nominations committee 1982, treasurer 1985-1986, secretary, 1987-1988, president-elect, 1988-1989, president 1989-1990), American Public Health Association (recipient Distinguished Service award, Vision Care Section, 2003), Better Vision Institute, College Optometrists in Vision Development, Hawaii Optometric Association (correspondent secretary 1968-1970, state newsletter editor 1968-1970, recording secretary 1971, Second vice president 1972, president 1974-1975. Man of Year 1975, Optometrist of Year 1979), International Optometric & Optical League, International Society Contact Lens Research, British Contact Lens Association, Japan Contact Lens Academy, National Association of the Professions, National Eye Research Foundation (fellow International Orthokeratology section.

Editorial board Contacto Journal 1979, contact lens certified committee 1981-1985), National Federation Indiana Business, Optometric Consultant in Contact Lens Optometric Extension Program Foundation (chairman study group 1969-1970, state director 1971-1973), Optometric History Society, Optometric Political Action Committees, Society Contact Lens Specialists, Hawaii Association Children with Learning Disabilities, Hawaii Association Intellectually Gifted Children (public relations chairman 1st Annual State Conference 1975, legislation lobbyist 1975-1976), Waipahu Business Association (board directors 1974-1978, chairman public relations 1974-1975, legislation lobbyist 1974-1975, president 1974-1975), National Academy Practice in Optometry (member-at-large on executive committee, distinguished practitioner in optometry).


Married Joyce Mitsuko Tamura. Children– Stanley Tooru Aiichi, Karen Margaret.