Dr. Shantelle Kamibayashi is an optometry resident at Georgia Eye Partners. She has an identical twin sister, Sharnelle, who is also a current resident at Georgia Eye Partners. The Kamibayashi twins grew up in Aiea, Hawaii and are both passionate in providing eye care; they were inspired by their father who was legally blind at a young age from a retinal disease.
Shantelle completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. Shantelle completed her clinical rotations at Tyndall Air Force Base Medical Group in Tyndall AFB, Florida, ICON Eyecare in Englewood, Colorado, Central California Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fresno, California, and Ronald Reynolds, OD, Inc in Mililani, Hawaii. Through her training she received a well-rounded clinical experience and advanced her knowledge in the treatment and management of primary eye care, refractive and ocular surgery, ocular disease, and contact lenses.
She was recognized for her academic achievements as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK) Honor Society and attained the highest score on the Part 1 exam of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry of any student attending the Pacific University College of Optometry Class of 2019. Dr. Kamibayashi is a member of the American Optometry Association and the American Academy of Optometry. She was also involved with community outreach as an optometry student, providing eye care services and eyeglasses in Pursat and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Shantelle enjoys playing guitar and piano, hip hop dancing, and going to the beach with family.