Shinagawa Participates in China Bank General Wellness Event

  Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics raised awareness on its treatments by partaking in the China Bank General Wellness Event recently.

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Not Cleaning your Surroundings Regularly? Parasites are Looking to Pounce

Too lazy to clean your everyday surroundings? You better change that bad habit before it can do you harm.

Do you know that not washing your bed sheets and pillow cases can somehow lead to mites and parasites attacking your eyes? For one, a Chinese woman has suffered several eye conditions, blepharitis, conjunctivitis and inflammation of both the eyelash, for more than two years due to not washing her bed sheets and surroundings for more than five years. source: (https://9gag.com/gag/aeengWO)

Dirty Room in the Philippines

More than 100 eyelash mites were shockingly found on her eyelids. According to doctors, that was caused by the woman’s personal hygiene as it was revealed that she had not washed her pillow cases and bed sheets for a long time and that air flow was lacking in her room, causing mites to build-up at an alarming level.

Reportedly, the woman was able to recover following various treatments but don’t let yourself suffer the same fate.

These parasites are as harmful as they can get. How they can cause serious harm to us and our eyes were discussed in our previous blog: http://shinagawa.ph/parasites-that-can-affect-the-eye

Don’t be like this. To avoid such unfortunate harm, make sure to clean your surroundings regularly and take care of your eyes, accordingly. Cleanliness is a big key to maintaining your eyes’ health and avoiding any untoward incident that can cause you harmful damages.  

Shinagawa can help you protect your eyes better. If you have some concerns regarding your eyes, our doctors are available for you to see just how healthy they are and if certain treatments are necessary for them.

Visit Shinagawa PH for more information on how you can seek help for your eyes.

Tips for Cavity Free Teeth

Tips for Cavity Free Teeth

Healthy dental routine and habits go a long way. Cavities plague our teeth but with proper care, they can be kept away. Avoid cavities and the harm they bring.

Here are some effective tips you can observe to fight off cavity:

Brush regularly Philippines

Brush regularly – Brushing three times a day is not an option, it is a must. Taking good care of your teeth starts with regularly brushing your teeth, not just when you feel like it. By regularly brushing with fluoride toothpaste, there’s minimal chance for cavities to pop in your teeth as they are well-maintained.

Use mouthwash Philippines

Use mouthwash – The purpose of mouthwash is not only to refresh and battle bad breath, but also to prevent cavities. That’s why regularly using mouthwash after brushing is another key to prevent cavities in your teeth. This is also for added protection against tooth decay.

Eat Healthy A Food for Teeth

Eat teeth-healthy foods – As much as you can, eat foods that are friendly to your teeth. Yes, there are actually healthy foods that can certainly be good for your teeth. Some of these foods are cheese, milk, carrot, apple and almond. Ask your dentist on more specific teeth-healthy foods that can be recommended for you.

Visit Dentist Regularly Philippines

Make regular visits to your dentist for consultation and checkup – How will you know just how healthy your teeth are if you don’t pay a visit to the dentist? Just like your overall health, it is essential for you to have your teeth checked by the dentist not just when needed, but regularly as well to ensure its health and see if treatments might be needed.

Aside from that, cavities, if present, will also be checked and treated in the process.

Don’t be lazy and be responsible. Don’t take your teeth for granted and keep cavities at bay. Our dentists at Shinagawa can make the best recommendations specific to the needs of your teeth.

For appointment:
Patient Care Line (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517

How Improper Use of Contacts Can Lead to Blindness

How Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Lead to Blindness​

Wearing contact lenses? Make sure you use them right.

You might not be aware but you might be wearing your contacts the wrong way. Improper use of contact lenses can cause eye damage and it can likewise lead to blindness in a worst-case scenario.

There are bad habits in wearing contacts that should be avoided to avoid any complications in your eyes. Here are some of them:

Sleeping in your contacts

  1. Sleeping in your contact lenses –Doing this deprives your eyes of oxygen and that then leads to swelling of the cornea, creating gaps that appear in the eye’s surface cells which helps germs get in faster. These little plastics can often generate germ build-up. Imagine those germs as we stick them onto our eyes? According to studies, sleeping with contact lenses can make one up to eight times more prone to getting an eye infection, which can cause damage and possibly, blindness.
    Not replacing contacts on time
  2. Not replacing contacts on time –While diligently taking off your contacts every night is a good thing, problems can also occur through delays in changing your contacts. Not replacing them on time can also be problematic as contacts have their limits, too. The longer lasting types are more durable but still, they cannot totally protect you from germs if you don’t change them once necessary.
    Not replacing storage
  3. Not replacing contacts on time –While diligently taking off your contacts every night is a good thing, problems can also occur through delays in changing your contacts. Not replacing them on time can also be problematic as contacts have their limits, too. The longer lasting types are more durable but still, they cannot totally protect you from germs if you don’t change them once necessary.
    Improper use of cleaning solutions
  4. Improper use of cleaning solutions –Cleaning solutions have instructions in terms of their right usage and that’s for a good reason. That should be followed, accordingly, instead of just topping cases with solutions right there and then.
    Water
  5. Using tap water as a replacement for cleaning solutions– Clean water is good most of the time but not in this case. Microorganisms there might be safe to drink but they are not necessarily safe for your eyes, hence, the need for specialized solutions.
    Dirty Hands
  6. Not washing hand before using and cleaning contact lenses– Our hands go through a lot every day and it is only essential for us to wash them every now and then to keep it safe from germs. Sometimes, people are too lazy to wash before using contacts and obviously, there is a good chance that there are germs there that can be transferred.

Now that you know, make sure you prevent any damage to your eyes with the proper usage of contacts. Avoid these improper uses through proper eye care for your own good to avoid any chance of blindness.

Visit Shinagawa.ph and book a consultation and our ophthalmologists from Shinagawa Philippines are ready to help you whichever way to ensure that you will continue to live your life maximizing the gift of vision.