Good Accident: Pena Family Bonds For Brighter Visions at Shinagawa

Good Accident: Pena Family Bonds For Brighter Visions at Shinagawa

Chasing a brighter eyesight for a brighter tomorrow can certainly be an amazing family bonding.

Such was the case for the Pena family, as they went through life-changing experiences at Shinagawa to enhance their vision.

Joel Pena, a managing director, shared how he and his family had their unforgettable LASIK and Cataract treatments at Shinagawa. Apparently, not all accidents result in negativity.

For Joel, knowing Shinagawa is probably the best accident that happened to him and his loved ones.

“Shinagawa Clinic came to me by accident. It all started when my wife wanted to have LASIK operation as she was too tired of wearing eyeglasses and I went with her for a LASIK consultation.

A week before that, I was advised by an optometrist to seek the further consultation of my left eye for a possible cataract condition. True enough, Dr. Francis Guerrero confirmed the severity of the cataract and it needs an immediate operation,” shared Joel.

Joel went on to share how the window opened for their family to successfully regain their bright visions through LASIK and Cataract surgeries.

“It’s also a blessing that they have a tie-up with a credit card company which offers a one-year scheme to pay. With that, I immediately scheduled the cataract operation for my left eye as a doctor knows best.

Even my eldest son, a registered nurse, gave me an assurance that if I would undergo an operation, it was best at Shinagawa as they are authoritative when it comes to eye treatment, having encountered all kinds of eye defects and diseases. They handle eye cases without sweating at all.”

Joel credited his spot-on doctor for his and his son’s now-stunning eyesight.

“Don’t be intimidated by a towering look, a poker face and a calculated move, inside the operating room. I could feel Dr. Guerrero treated me not as a patient but as his brother with his light touch of hands, precise movement of the instrument and with no labor of pain.  He treated my second son, who only had two weeks of vacation from U.K., the same way. He (Dr. Guerrero) was willing to perform LASIK operation if my son gave him an assurance to see him the first day after the operation and a week after the operation because he did not want to put my son’s vision in peril and to give him a peace of mind that my son’s LASIK operation will be just fine when he gets back to U.K.

Before my operation, Rhonnie who is an assistant specialist was saying that it would be painless and the lens is state-of-the-art. True enough, it was painless and it was a great lens that after a day of my operation, I was the one driving the car from Cavite to Ortigas for my check-up. Do you know what comes next? I scheduled right away from my right eye, which is also developing a sign of a cataract. They cared for my eyes more than I care about it!”

Now with a bright vision once again, Joel lets go of his previous struggles completely.

“Since I was 17 years old, I have been wearing eyeglasses and from then on, I conditioned myself that “I and my eyeglass” will be together ‘til the rest of my life. After the operation, I can savor the freedom of not having to worry where to put my eyeglass and not seeing things clearly. What a relief!

Old habit is hard to die, I am still wearing eyeglass but this time, it’s a sunglass.”

Joel R. Pena

Managing Director,

One Apethusa Dream Food Corp.

Getting A Perfect Smile With Cosmetic Braces 1

Getting A Perfect Smile With Cosmetic Braces

Having cosmetic braces to straighten teeth and brighten smile are vastly becoming increasingly popular, especially to adults.

The obvious reason for this is that people naturally want to improve their overall appearance. Having braces is certainly one way to do just that.

Who wouldn’t want a perfect grin?

With cosmetic braces, your smile can be boosted as your teeth are expected to be in the best possible shape and appearance, opposed to just letting them be.

The main focus of braces is drastically improving the general appearance of both your teeth and gums for better oral health and form.

The gradual pressure applied by cosmetic braces shifts your teeth into proper position, resulting to a much desirable and pleasing look. That’s because misaligned or crooked teeth are straightened in the process.

Today, the effects of braces are so much improved given the advancements of technology. This enables braces to fix your teeth more effectively, providing you with the smile that you always dreamed of having.

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As braces serve their purpose, you, along with people you mingle with every day, will evidently see the difference in your overall look, particularly your smile.

In a nutshell, braces can normally result into a better and properly functioning smile. They provide patients, who may have been previously conscious about their crooked and crowded teeth, with a legit reason to smile and grin broadly with confidence.

The initial step to getting a better and beautiful smile is choosing the right dentist. An experienced and trusted dentist will most likely have the ability and knowledge to deliver you the results that you’re seeking for.

Shinagawa Orthodontics have the dentists that can help you enhance your smile for the best with the help of braces! Call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to book a FREE consultation.

Reasons To See A Dermatologist

Reasons To See A Dermatologist

Naturally, it’s essential for you to visit a dermatologist every now and then to have your skin checked and be able to keep it healthy.

However, there are instances wherein you instantly would need to go to a dermatologist outside of usual schedule when the need arises.

Here are six important reasons to see a dermatologist:

1. Acne – Having pimples is normal but ignoring them should now be. Once you’re starting to have numerous ACNE constantly, you should visit a dermatologist immediately to see how you should handle it properly. It can be treated effectively but you have to first know how through a dermatologist. Not treating it can definitely make things worse.

2. Extremely Dry Skin – You yourself will notice if your skin is extremely drying up. This might be a cause for concern. It is never healthy to have dry skin as this can be a cause of skin aging, too. This can be fixed by seeing a dermatologist.

3. Hair Loss – Who would want to completely lose hair? No one, of course! So if you, unfortunately, happen to be having significant signs of hair loss, you should immediately seek help from a dermatologist to avoid further regression.

4. Rashes – Having rashes can hurt you in a lot of ways, both in appearance and in skin health. Plus, it will be a tendency for you to scratch them, resulting to further damage. Hence, they should be given proper treatment the soonest.
Asthma and allergies are more often than not the causes of rashes. Those conditions should likewise be observed and handled by a dermatologist.

Your skin should high up there in your priorities as well, just like your overall health. Visiting a dermatologist constantly and when needed should not be an option. It should be of great importance.

Looking for a quality dermatologist? Ours at Shinagawa Aesthetics can take care of your skin like no other, contact our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 for a FREE consultation.

What Are The Differences Of IOLs In Cataract Surgery?

What Are The Differences Of IOLs In Cataract Surgery?

One of the most important aspects of Cataract Surgery is the implanting of the Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) as a substitute for the eye’s cloudy natural lens.

There are different types of IOLs that can be implanted into the eye and each of them presents different capabilities. You should know their differences to be able to discuss the most appropriate one for you with the eye doctor.

The IOLs available for Cataract Surgery are Multifocal, Monofocal and Toric lenses.

What Are The Differences Of IOLs In Cataract Surgery?

While the different IOLs have their pros and cons and all serve their purposes well, the most recommended and preferred lens is Multifocal.
Multifocal IOLs are tiered lenses that enable patients to see clearly at both near and far distances.
Contrary to Monofocal and Toric lenses wherein a patient is still required to wear eyeglasses, multifocal enables patients to not rely on spectacles.

Multifocal IOLs are designed to allow clearer sight at near, intermediate and far distances. They are made up of concentric rings of varying optical power, each of which refracts, or bends incoming light, bringing it into focus at different points simultaneously.

With Monofocal, vision is typically in focus at only one distance, near, intermediate or far.

Toric lenses are used in patients who have more than 1 diopter of astigmatism. These IOLs may either be Monofocal or Multifocal.
Also, Toric lenses are considered premium intraocular lenses that aside from correcting astigmatism, also corrects nearsightedness and farsightedness. When Toric IOLs are implanted in the cataract procedure, they are rotated so the markings on the IOL are aligned with the ones on the cornea to assure proper astigmatism correction.

IOLS in Cataract Surgery

Each IOL has its own purpose. Choosing the right one for your boils down to the doctor’s recommendation and your personal preference as well.

Want to know what the most suited IOL for the Cataract Surgery you’ve been needing to have? Contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to schedule a consultation and a comprehensive eye examination.