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Life Changed By LASIK: Blogger Edition

Bloggers Yuki Tansengco (The Style Cat) and Sab Lee (Jay and Sab Around the World) both had vision problems since childhood. Yuki had an eye grade of -2.5 to -2.75 and relied on prescription glasses while Sab, although reluctant to wearing glasses despite being diagnosed with nearsightedness in grade school, had to wear contact lenses when her eye grade became -3.50. Tired of dealing with the inconveniences of wearing specs and contacts, the two eventually decided to have LASIK at Shinagawa Lasik Center, the world’s leading LASIK eye surgery provider.

 

Now, Yuki and Sab are enjoying the benefits of having perfect vision. Aside from seeing the world clearly without relying on any eyewear, they also have more time and freedom to do activities that need good vision, like reading, doing art, playing sports, and driving. Life-changing indeed!

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Perfect Vision in Less Than 20 Minutes

DID YOU KNOW…
That it only takes less than 20 minutes to get perfect vision?

With LASIK, getting 20/20 vision is not just possible nowadays; it’s also fast and easy!

LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is the most common type of laser eye surgery used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Using a computer-controlled excimer laser, programmed with data about the specific shape and structure of the cornea, a surgeon can efficiently reshape a patient’s cornea with exact precision. The procedure typically takes less than 20 minutes.

Before to the surgery, however, patients will undergo an extensive eye screening to determine the exact grade of their eye, the thickness of their cornea, and if they have existing health concerns that might prevent them from undergoing the procedure.

How LASIK corrects vision problems

The cornea is the clear front part of the eye that is responsible for focusing most of the light that enters the eye. When it is damaged from injury, significant vision loss can occur. By reshaping the cornea, the light traveling through it is properly focused onto the retina, thereby adjusting eye focus and correcting vision problems.

• Steepening the curve of the cornea improves near vision
• Flattening the cornea improves far vision
• Smoothening irregularity treats astigmatism

Quality of LASIK machines affects results

Traditional LASIK uses a blade (microkeratome) to create the corneal flap. Thanks to technological advancement, the procedure has evolved to using laser. However, not all bladeless LASIK procedures are the same. The most advanced ones use machines that are equipped with an eye tracking system, which captures even the slightest eye movements and records the exact centering and constant positioning of the eye.

Ultra LASIK, which is the most recommended procedure, uses SCHWIND AMARIS 750S eye tracker and FEMTO LDV Ziemer 6 laser. These superior technologies provide a greater vision correction while ensuring the highest level of safety. Most patients of Ultra LASIK also reach 20/10 vision, which is the highest resolution possible, because of a smoother ablation profile.

LASIK is life-changing

LASIK is not just a worthy investment; it is also a life-changing experience. Aside from no longer spending money on glasses and contact lenses, you can also do a lot of activities that you might have not done before, like swimming and many other outdoor activities; traveling without hassle; and playing freely with children and pets.

Your self-presentation will also improve. You will more comfortable meeting people without glasses or contact lenses. You can look more fashionable any time of the day because you no longer have to match your outfits to your glasses.

International fashion designer Pia Gladys Perey is one of the many people who had Ultra LASIK. She was ecstatic of the result and called it life-changing:

“I’ve been visually impaired since I was a baby due to an accident. But I had the most life-changing experience when I had ULTRA LASIK and I am in awe of the result; my vision is now 20/20. For my profession as a Fashion Designer, I think it’s very important to have perfect vision. In terms of my work and how I deal with people, it’s very important that I’m able to see perfectly.”

Want to start your life-changing journey to perfect vision with LASIK? Talk to us via http://shinagawa.ph/contact-us/ or call 491-0000 now!

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How to Maintain a LASIK Treated Eyes

Recent studies show that patients underwent LASIK treatments were satisfied with the outcome of the surgery. However, this doesn’t rid them from other eye diseases. Protecting one’s eyesight begins with good nutrients. Here are some tips that will keep your eyesight clear as the sky.

1. Eat Healthy Foods

Though your eyes were already treated by LASIK eye surgery and won’t be needing to wear eyeglasses, It is still relevant to practice proper caring of your eyes to maintain the quality of your eyesight.

Eat these foods to achieve optimum results of LASIK:

Citrus Fruits
Green Leafy Vegetables
Fish

They are rich in lutein, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins C and E to delay the nerve aging of the eye.

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2. Wear Sunglasses

Choose a pair of shades that provide hundred percent UV protection. It is advisable to always wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from sun rays since it’s one of the major causes of the development of eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

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3. Rest your eyes
Do not strain your eyes. It is recommended to take a break from activities that require prolonged staring like reading books, working on the computer,  and using your cell phone so you won’t strain your eyes. Get enough sleep after a long day to fully recover eyes from being tired.

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4. Visit Your Eye Doctor Regularly
After LASIK, you will be given a schedule for an eye check up,to monitor your vision improvements after your surgery. You should not miss your scheduled visits so doctors can also let you know what’s the next step if you still need a prescription like lubricating eye drops should you be needing it in case you experience temporary drying of eyes.

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Debunking Common LASIK Fears

LASIK is the most effective and safest procedure for correcting refractive errors, like myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism. However, some people who qualify for the procedure hesitate to get treated because of unfounded fears and rumors.

Here are common LASIK fears that you shouldn’t worry about:

 

“I’m afraid of the pain.”

Fact: LASIK Is Painless
Back in the 90s, LASIK was performed with the use of blades (microkeratome). However, the procedure has also evolved with technological advancement and now no longer uses a blade. Most patients who have undergone bladeless LASIK say that they only felt a slight pressure during the procedure, like someone was pushing their eye for a couple of minutes. Very few people describe the pressure as painful while some don’t even feel any pressure at all.

 

“I’m afraid to be awake during the procedure.”

Fact: LASIK Is Fast
You don’t have to be afraid of being awake during the procedure. Since numbing drops are administered, you won’t feel any pain. The little pressure you may feel during the procedure is when the doctor creates a flap in your cornea to correct the refractive error. This only takes a few seconds.

 

“I’m afraid of going blind.”

Fact: LASIK Will Not Lead To Blindness
There are no reported cases of a patient going blind due to LASIK in the Philippines and majority of patients obtain 20/20 vision or even better after the surgery. The risk of getting serious complications after the procedure is less than one percent and cases of a patient’s vision worsening after LASIK is very rare. In case of occurrence, your surgeon will perform a second procedure, called enhancement, to correct the problem.

 

“I’m afraid of potential complications.”

Fact: Post-LASIK Care Is Easy
Like all surgeries, LASIK has potential risks and side effects. However, its post-surgery care can be easily managed with proper care and supervision. Some patients reported having dry eyes after the surgery but this is only temporary and may last for weeks or few months depending on the patients’ lifestyle and personal hygiene. The ophthalmologist will also provide patients with specific steps to restore the tear film and provide comfort until the healing is complete.

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Effects of Prolonged Contact Lens Use

Contact lenses have been around for much longer than most people believe. Leonardo da Vinci thought of the concept of contact lenses in 1508, along with many other modern day conveniences. Renee Descartes developed the concept further by sketching a protruding contact lens in 1636. Later, in 1801, a scientist named Thomas Young became the first to wear a contact lens, which was secured to his eye with wax!

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Contact lenses are also referred to as ‘small prescription lenses,’ worn in “contact” with the eye. They are made to correct refractive errors and promote clear eyesight by temporarily reshaping the cornea. Modern contact lenses are smaller eye glass lenses that fit onto the eyes.

They function much like regular eye glasses—refracting and focusing light so that objects appear clearly. Since the lenses stick to the tear fluid on the eye surface, they move naturally with the wearer. Contact lenses vary in forms to serve different purposes and are also custom-designed to fit different needs – such as astigmatism and nearsightedness.

Though contact lenses may be a GOOD SOLUTION to BLURRY VISION, there are disadvantages and harmful effects too.
Contact lenses may be inconvenient, as they give the wearer a hard time when applying make-up or getting their hair done because they should be removed each time. It is also a hassle to have contact lenses on when you are doing sports like swimming.

The most common effects are trauma on the eyes caused by stiff contact lenses, dry eyes due to insufficient eye lubrication, eye irritability due to rubbing of eyes, and sensitivity to light.

Moreover, prolonged contact lens wear especially when the lenses are NOT properly cleaned can harm the eyes. Persistent ‘haloes’ around light especially at night may be observed, since IMPROPERLY CLEANED contact lenses have particles that may have accumulated on them. Unhygienic contact lens care may also result to tearing or discharge from the eye. Furthermore, the lack of oxygen that reaches the cornea causes CORNEAL SWELLING which leads to BLURRY VISION.
Extreme eye pain is also typically experienced by a person suffering from contact lens overwear. The patient first notices the symptoms a few hours after removing contact lens or may even awaken from sleep with severe pain. This may lead to overwear syndrome.

Aside from minor problems, there are greater risks: Keratitis and Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis are just some of the conditions caused by bacterial infections.

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KERATITIS is a condition in which the cornea, the front part of the eye, becomes inflamed. It is often marked by moderate to intense pain and usually involves any of the following symptoms: pain, impaired eyesight, photophobia, red eye and a ‘gritty’ sensation. Keratitis occurs when protein and bacteria build up on your lenses over time.
On the other hand, Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) is caused by a repeated occurrence of bacteria due to a buildup on your lenses over time. The eyelid becomes infected and many large bumps that irritate the cornea appear. This results to itch, irritation and redness. Foreign body sensation may also be felt like bumps are just scratching and damaging your eyes.

 

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Because of the disadvantages and risks of contact lens wear, more and more people nowadays are choosing LASIK- a PERMANENT SOLUTION to vision problems. It is a bladeless, painless, and safe procedure that uses laser beams to reshape the cornea precisely and efficiently, thus, restoring vision to 20/20.

Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics Center, the World’s No.1 in Lasik guarantees to give you the BEST RESULTS at the most affordable price.

Value your health. Take GOOD CARE of your eyes. Have them SCREENED at Shinagawa, and experience SUPERIOR EYE CARE!

For more details, you may visit the website at www.shinagawa.ph or call +632 491 000 for Makati Main Branch or +632 3685240 for Ortigas Branch.