Female Athlete

Brighter Eyes, Better Performance for Athletes

Athletic and have a poor eye sight? Perhaps, you need LASIK eye surgery.

Poor vision affects the performance of an athlete and it can surely be a handicap in terms of competition. Athletes with poor eyesight find it difficult to fully maximize their skills and talents.

Having sharp eyes can more often than not be the difference maker in sports. No wonder, athletes who have blurry vision feel they have some significant disadvantage compared to others who have the luxury of a clear eyesight.

Some tried to wear sports goggles and/or contact lenses to help their vision but the inconvenience and the uncomfortable feeling they can give also affects an athlete’s performance.

Woman Wearing Sports Goggles

However, they can worry no more as there’s a right answer to their nagging vision problems.

Through a quick and painless procedure, LASIK restores clear vision by reshaping the parts of the eye that filters light and focus vision, enabling athletes to go full force in performing in their respective sports with their eyes not holding them back anymore.

Athletes can win more games and win their clear vision back through the power of LASIK. Furthermore, they can also avoid injuries better as their alertness level, through better peripheral vision, go up a notch as well as their depth perception.

The right combination of a bright eyesight and skills certainly pushes an athlete to perform better under improved circumstances. The clearer an athlete see, the better it can analyse a situation and apply its talent and skills for favorable results.

Aljon Mariano Shinagawa PH

Tried and Tested

Imagine aiming a shot at the basket and not having a clear view. How about racing while not seeing the track clearly? Not acceptable for professional athletes, right?

That’s why in sports, eye sight is equally as important as talent and skills.

Top-notch racers Michelle Bumgarner and Dustin “The Dustroyer” Esguerra admitted that LASIK is indeed a difference maker in racing, especially for them who previously struggles with their visions.

Michelle Bumgarner Shinagawa PH

Dustin Esguerra Shinagawa PH


“Ever since I started racing, I’ve been wearing eyeglasses and this has been a handicap for me. I cannot wear eyeglasses underneath my helmet as it will be dangerous once I crash,” described Esguerra.

“Having a perfect vision has always been just a dream, until Shinagawa LASIK center came. It became a reality. It is a life-changer. Now with a 20/15 VISION, I can easily decide whatever maneuver I will be doing inside the race track. When travelling in full speed, I need to act upon as quickly as possible. Brain can only process whatever we see. Before, I need to be very close to an object before I see it clearly.”

Bumgarner shared the same sentiments.

“Racing at a speed of almost 200 mph, the last thing I need to worry about is my eyesight. Shinagawa’s Z LASIK has helped me tremendously in my personal life and my professional career,” shared Bumgarner.

Some of the premier basketball players in the country also shared how having LASIK at Shinagawa helped them regain their bright eye sight back and how it helped them be sharper on the court.

Men Playing Basketball

For San Miguel Beermen ace guard Alex Cabagnot, having better vision through LASIK just brought out even more fire in him in terms of competition.

“Z LASIK at Shinagawa Lasik Center is truly remarkable. I feel better with my new vision. I’m very happy with the results,” described Cabagnot. “With my clear eyesight now, playing basketball is a lot more competitive. I highly recommend it for athletes.”

Meralco’s Joseph Yeo admitted that seeing the goal is much easier after his LASIK procedure.

“I should’ve done it (LASIK) earlier. Z LASIK at Shinagawa is amazing,” shared Yeo. “Now, I can see the goal from the halfcourt line, more than enough for a game-winning shot.”

For athletes who are having nagging problems with their vision, it’s advisable for them to have LASIK to help them perform better and prolong their careers.

For more information regarding the ongoing Lasik offers of Shinagawa PH, visit shinagawa.ph/offers

For appointment:

Patient Care Line (+2) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517


How Your Eyes Show Your Personality

Ever wonder why we all have different eye shapes? Aside from the fact that we have diverse races, our eye shape is said to be a reflection of our personality. Our eyes do not only allow us to see the beauty of the world but it also serves as an expression of who we are inside.

To know what kind of person you are, check the chart below to know your eye shape:

Eye Shapes Chart

Almond-Shaped Eyes

People with almond-shaped eyes are known for their calm nature. These are the people tend to keep their cool despite the stress. They are generally known for their warm and kind spirit, however, they may also be afraid to take chances and tend to worry about changes. Adding to their positive personality is their desire of living a balanced life.

Protruding Eyes

Those people who enjoy leaping out of the box have protruding eyes. Despite their creative and fun nature, they are often direct and insensitive. However, their emotions are often visible and sometimes, they decide based on their sentiments. They are less likely to be realists and tend to spend most of their time galloping inside their imagination.

Hooded Eyes

Despite having hooded eyes, these people are the keenest to details. They make sure that everything is in place and every element is perfect. They prefer to hang out alone and would rather read a book on a Friday night than go to a party. Their focused and sharp mind makes it easier for them to accomplish a task. Generally, they are known to be skillful people who do everything with careful thinking.

Closed Set Eyes

People with closed set eyes are also focused and disciplined. However, they are not as calm and they tend to worry under stress. They find it hard to adapt to change since they tend to be traditional. These short-tempered people also give importance to details and their energy makes it easier for them to socialize.

Wide Set Eyes

Meanwhile, people having wide-set eyes are the opposite. It is very easy for them to cope up with change. In fact, they are adventurous and they love to look at other options. They hate routines and would rather travel the world than work in the office. Generally, they don’t worry over every detail in life.

Downturned eyes

Lastly, people with eyes that stick out from their sockets, or those with downturned eyes, are the type of people which you can keep as friends for a long time. These people would rather spend quality time with their loved ones or with a small group of friends than with a bigger group.

Our eyes are indeed the window to our soul. In a way, they may express our feelings and emotions with just a glance but little did we know that our eye shape may reveal who we are inside.

Shinagawa Lasik offers comprehensive eye checkup and vision screening. For more information and appointment request, visit Shinagawa PH.

For appointment:

Patient Care Line (+2) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517

A Year Filled with Adventures: Yuki Tansengco’s LASIK journey

After the bubbly blogger, Yuki Tansengco (The Style Cat) underwent LASIK eye surgery at Shinagawa Lasik Center more than a year ago, she has been fully enjoying her travels and adventures. Yuki has been encountering new experiences and discovering diverse cultures, but one thing remained the same for the style and travel blogger: her 20/10 vision.

Watch her vlog and get a glimpse of her superb adventures with crystal clear vision.

For more information regarding the ongoing Lasik offers of Shinagawa PH, visit http://shinagawa.ph/offers.

Girl Eating Salad

Better Vision with Healthy Nutrition

As the saying goes, “you are what you eat”. The healthier foods you intake, the better your physique and clearer your skin is. But there is more to nutrition rather than just looking glowing and fresh every day.

Studies showed how eating healthy contributes to better vision. Having a well-balanced diet can serve as a protection to your eyes and may even lower the risk of developing eye problems such as dry eyes, glaucoma, and age-related diseases such as cataracts.

Here are some of the foods that can help you boost your vision:


1. Carrots. Growing up, our parents already taught us how carrots can help us have better eyes. Carrot is a good source of Vitamin A that can help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts. Just simply toss this in your salad or you can even have it as a simple snack.





Kale2. Kale. This green and leafy vegetable can be a good source of lutein which is a carotenoid found as a color pigment in our eyes. It can prevent age-related eye disorders plus it’s easy to prepare. Just simply add in some kale into ice and milk into your blender (add ingredients such as apple or sweetener such as honey or agave nectar) and you will now have a smoothie to go.






FISH3.  Fish. Seafood lovers can also enjoy their meal with a benefit of having healthy eyes. Certain fishes enriched with omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent dry eyes and improve retinal health. Studies showed how these essential acids can help with the proper drainage of intraocular fluids from the eye which reduces the risk of having glaucoma and high eye pressure.





Eggs4. Eggs. Same with carrots, eggs contain a good amount of Vitamin A which can protect the cornea. It can also be a good source of lutein and zinc, which can aid eyes into seeing at night. Zinc helps vitamin A in creating a melanin pigment that protects the eyes. It can also slow down the progression of age-related diseases.





Citrus5. Citrus fruits. If you are not a vegetable person, you can always enjoy the sweetness of fruits. Oranges and other citrus fruits are packed with Vitamin C which promotes a healthy eye blood vessel. It can help our body maintain a connective tissue found in the cornea of the eye.



To maintain good eyesight, a good lifestyle is a must. Nature has provided us with tons of energy-giving and eye-nourishing foods.

Proper nutrition and eye care can contribute to your eye health and even your overall fitness. You can also increase your eye defense by consulting your Ophthalmologists. Learn more about this in our previous blog.

Shinagawa Lasik Center offers comprehensive eye checkup and vision screening. For more information and appointment request, visit Shinagawa PH.

Eye Exam

Eye Checkup: A Key to Maintaining Good Eyesight

If there’s one test that you should never miss, it’s definitely your eye examination. Most people tend to overlook the need for a vision check due to their hectic schedules or even the lack of initiative.  Most likely, they wait for a serious change in their vision before paying a visit to their Optometrist. What they do not know is that the longer they wait, the more alarming their condition might be.

Several eye disorders are silent and shows no early symptoms. One day, you can see the world clearly and the next thing you know, you must wear eyeglasses or contact lenses which can be a hassle for your daily routines. Eye glasses tend to fog up or even be blurry during the rainy season, not to mention the sharp ear pain it gives due to the incorrect adjustment of the frame.

In order to avoid having the ‘extra eyes’ or undergoing a serious medical surgery, you should schedule a regular eye exam not only to monitor your eye health but also your overall health.

Eye experts recommend that you have your eyes checked at least once every two years. Since visual changes occur gradually, which makes them easily unnoticed; it is better to have them checked as often as possible for an optimum eye health. Children at a very young age could develop disorders such as developmental cataracts which promotes the much needed check-up. For early diagnosis and proper management, parents should have their children visit an Ophthalmologist even before they turn 8 to prevent other eye problems such as strabismus, amblyopia and refractive errors.

A simple eye test may also be your life savior. Other health issues can be discovered during a check-up. This includes diabetes, autoimmune disorders (lupus), thyroid problems, and even tumors. Saving at least a day in your schedule to go to the eye clinic could add a few years to your existence.

Different tests are conducted in order to evaluate the health of your eyes. An example of which is the visual acuity test which measures the vision’s sharpness. Another is the color blind test that can determine your color vision. In addition, one of the most common exam is the cover test which determines the eye alignment. Other exams include glaucoma test, visual field test, and slit lamp exam among many others.

Our eyes are the windows to our soul but it is also a window to our health. We should invest in them at an early age to avoid complications. With just a simple eye care and frequent visit to the Ophthalmologist, you can enjoy seeing the world better and clearer.

Shinagawa Lasik Center offers comprehensive eye checkup and vision examination. For more information and appointment request, visit Shinagawa PH.