Excessive Usage Of Phone Damaging To Your Eyesight | Shinagawa LASIK Blog

Is Excessive Usage Of Phone Damaging To Your Eyesight?

Admit it, spending a lot of time on your phone is a daily routine. Almost everyone spends significant time every day staring at their phone and of course, you know you are one of them.

Given all the advancements in technology and applications, from watching on YouTube, being on Social Media or binge browsing, it’s no surprise that the time you spend on your phone has drastically increased over time.

However, the excess time that you spend on your phone can potentially have a significant impact on your eye health eventually.

Here are some effects that spending too much time on your phone can cause you:

1. Eye Strain – This is the most common effect that extended screen time can give you. When you stare at a digital screen, your pupils get a bit smaller in the process in order to adjust to the brightness. In the process, eye muscles tend to strain, tiring your eyes after prolonged periods of time.

2. Dry Eyes and Headaches – Extended digital screen time is also responsible for your dry eyes, which causes discomfort and itching. That is because you tend to blink less often when you stare at a screen for a prolonged period, lessening the moisture in your eyes.

Eyesight Problems Due to Excessive Phone Usage | Shinagawa LASIK Blog

Alongside dry eyes, headaches are likewise a common side effect associated with eye strain, resulting in the typical high contrast in digital screens between bright backgrounds and dark fonts. These are called tension headaches and they are considered very common nowadays with the average amount of screen time gradually goes up.

3. Long-term Eye Damage – Staring too long at digital screens instantly causes short-term eyesight issues. However, recent in-depth studies also indicate that it may also have long-term effects on your eyesight as well. Studies show that the rate of nearsightedness is drastically on the rise due to the over usage of mobile phones.

If you’re used to spending countless hours on your phone, you better lessen that before it’s too late. It can cause your eyes a lot. Call Shinagawa for proper eye care.

If you want to get the best out of your eyes, you should love them more. Shinagawa can help you with that. Just call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 to book a needed eye consultation.

'Soul Siren' Nina Hits Two Birds In One Stone After LASIK | Shinagawa Feature Story

‘Soul Siren’ Nina Hits Two Birds In One Stone After LASIK

A bright and precise vision can surely help a dream come true.

Such was the case for soul siren Nina.

Aside from her timeless singing career, Nina has a passion for doing makeups. In fact, it was her dream to put up a salon or makeup studio after learning and practicing the craft for quite some time now.

A few months ago, I started my journey with learning how to do semi-permanent makeup. A lot of my friends have been telling me to put up my own salon or makeup studio since they all know that I do my own makeup & hair during concerts,” shared Nina. “It didn’t interest me that much, though I gained a deeper knowledge of the craft. But this one sparked my interest, and the more I do it, the more I’m loving it even more.”

However, there was one important matter that was holding Nina back from pursuing her passion and ambitions.

“But to have precision in this craft, you have to have impeccable eyesight and I did not have that before.”

Nina decided to hit two birds in one stone by having Z Prime LASIK at Shinagawa. That way, she can have a brighter vision and at the same time, pursue her looming career as a makeup artist.

“Shinagawa helped me achieve not only a 20/10 vision but an even better 20/10 vision, which is above than the normal eyesight. I can’t help but get teary-eyed because of the fact that I’m no longer wearing glasses. I’m just so overjoyed!” expressed the veteran singer.

Nina also described how her LASIK procedure went.

“I had my Z Prime LASIK at Shinagawa. It was so fast, I think it was finished in just less than 10 minutes for both eyes. It was really painless. During and after the procedure, I was really comfortable as it was very lively and positive in the operating room, making it easier for me. It only took me a few minutes to get a clearer vision.”

A LASIK is all it takes to get you a step closer to fulfilling your dreams. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 and let LASIK give you a hand and a better vision.

Separating Eye Facts From Myths | Shinagawa LASIK Blog

Separating Eye Facts From Myths

For sure you’ve heard numerous sayings and theories about eyes and vision. However, do you have any idea which of them are facts and myths?

Different sources, different thoughts, and theories but it is quite important to know what’s real in order to take proper care of your eyes.

Here are some concluded myths and facts regarding your eyes:

Myth: Constantly reading in dim light can damage your eyes.

Fact: Even though your eyes can feel strain or be tired out of it, reading in dim light doesn’t necessarily cause damage to your eyes.

Myth: Sitting too close to the television will do harm to your eyes.

Fact: Actually, there is no evidence that sitting relatively close to the TV can cause pain to your eyes.

Myth: Crossing your eyes may cause them to stay that way.

Fact: Not really. Though that can cause a headache or temporary discomfort, your eyes won’t stay that way. However, there is a condition called strabismus, wherein eyes naturally appear crossed all the time.

Myth: Looking directly into the sun can damage your eyes.

Fact: It’s simple. It’s never a good idea to look into the sun directly. The intensity that the Ultraviolet (UV) light can most certainly cause blindness and has also been linked to other eye disorders such as corneal dystrophy, solar retinitis, and macular degeneration. That’s why it’s also important for you to make sure you wear shades as much as possible to protect your eyes from the wrath of the sun.

Myth: The use of Contact Lens can help weaken one’s eyesight.

Fact: Contact Lenses don’t necessarily weaken one’s vision, however, poorly fitting contacts, and overuse of them, can be harmful to your cornea.

Use those myths and facts to your advantage and make sure you take care of your eyes and visualize the right way.

For further questions regarding eye health, contact us at (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 and book a consultation to see what’s best for your eyes.

How A Clear Vision Helps A Top-Notch Lawyer | Shinagawa Feature Story

How A Clear Vision Helps A Top-Notch Lawyer

How can someone become an even good lawyer?

Of course, you get whichever help you can get and for Atty. Allana Mae Babayen-on, significantly better eyesight can boost her further in her craft.

Atty. Allana was a top 4 finisher in the 2016 Bar Exams and she’s come a long way since then.

Now, she is looking to keep slaying in and out the court with her sharpest eyesight yet.

“From an eye grade of 725 before, I now have a 20/12 vision for both eyes after LASIK. I finally said goodbye to my glasses” shared Atty. Allana.

Whatever your profession may be, bright eyesight can definitely help you reach your full potential.

Having LASIK at Shinagawa can get you that perfect vision that you’re aching for.

Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 & let LASIK give you a brighter sight.

Atty. Gideon Pena Quick Journey To Perfect Vision | Shinagawa Feature Story

No Objections: Atty. Gideon Pena’s Quick Journey To Perfect Vision

Despite a hectic schedule, it is also important for a lawyer to enjoy his life outside the court as well.

Already a renowned lawyer, Atty. Gideon Pena wants to have the best of both worlds. He wants to enjoy his personal life as much as his professional career.

He knew that to be able to do that, he needs to have a brighter vision as his blurry eyesight has been holding him back for the longest time.

Atty. Gideon then set his sights of having LASIK at Shinagawa.

“It took me almost a year to decide whether to undergo LASIK,” said Atty. Gideon. “Upon prodding of my friends who underwent LASIK, I took an appointment with Shinagawa for a comprehensive eye checkup.”

He shared the time when it became clear to him that having LASIK was indeed the way to go for a better life.

“Then Christmas came. I spent the holidays in Japan with good friends. We went to Fuji-Q and took a rollercoaster ride near Mt. Fuji. I felt so bad that I wasn’t able to clearly see the famed mountain during the ride, not because it was covered by clouds (because at that time it wasn’t), but because of my blurry vision — glasses weren’t allowed for obvious reasons,” he shared.

“I knew at that time that I want to, nay, I had to undergo LASIK. And I did!”

His LASIK procedure, featuring Shinagawa’s state-of-the-art Schwind Amaris, went as smooth as silk. In a snap, he already has a beyond perfect vision.

“You know what’s funny? The time it took me to decide was much longer than the entire LASIK procedure,” said Atty. Gideon.

It only took seven minutes for him to get a brighter vision. That’s definitely way faster than all of his court hearings.

“When I finally decided to have LASIK, I was amazed by how fast the procedure was. The procedure proper only took 7 minutes. Yes, 7 minutes to change my eye grade from 500+ to 20/16.”

Atty. Gideon’s decision of enhancing his life by having better eyesight was indeed one he was very proud of. Still, he had a bit of regret prior to his life-turning procedure.

“If there’s any regret I have, it’s not having LASIK earlier.”

Don’t have that same regret. Instead, have a better life right away by having LASIK to get the bright vision that you deserve.

Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 and take the first step to having a brighter vision.