Never say never. Indeed.
Juuya Reyes once thought that she might not be able to see clearly again. She’s wrong and she’s happy she is.
Sometimes, it’s better to be wrong and for this case, Shinagawa proved her that she can absolutely see clearly again.
Now, she’s beyond amazed that she enjoys a perfect vision that she once thought was not possible.
She breaks down every step of her LASIK journey to help other hopefuls as well:
“I never thought I’d be able to see clearly again.
My experience with Shinagawa was beyond fantastic. I came in at 9 a.m. to the clinic on a Saturday to have my screening. There was quite a queue since it’s a weekend but around 11 a.m., I was able to complete the tests.
During the test, they did the following:
- Eye checks in a well-lit room.
- Eyes checks in a dark room.
- Eye checks after dilating your pupils with drops (I have to wait for 1 hour for the drops to fully take effect before they do this).
After they announced to me that I am eligible for LASIK, I was scheduled to have my procedure done that afternoon. Why not immediately, you ask? Because they have to wait for my pupils to go back to normal size. I was asked to come back at 4:45 p.m. So we went to the mall to eat and stroll for a while.
We came back a bit early at around 3:45 p.m. and I was already asked to line-up in the pre-operation area. We waited for a few hours there while the team prepared the machines. I did not mind the time at all. This procedure is for your vision, after all. I’d rather have the doctors making sure that everything is perfect for the procedure.
By 6 p.m., I’m done! I can already tell the difference in my vision even if my eyes were still a bit hazy. I took the painkiller pills and rested, administered the eye drops as prescribed. The next day, my vision is crystal clear! The follow-up checkup told me I now have 20/10 vision! It was extraordinary!
Thank you so much to Kyle and Dr. Dela Cruz for the fantastic experience with Shinagawa. I am loving my clear vision!
Some tips for new patients:
- If you want to have your screening and procedure done on the same day, come early. While it is not guaranteed that you’ll be able to have your procedure done on the same day due to different factors (e.g. prior surgery schedules, type of procedure you’re going to avail), you’ll be able to have the screening done by before lunch. If you really want it done on the same day, just ask the staff nicely. They are very courteous and helpful!
- Bring something to occupy your time. Yes, there will be waiting. But if you have something to do, time passes by really quickly. I bought a book to read while waiting in the clinic and I honestly didn’t notice the hours pass.
- Be patient. Everyone in Shinagawa is working hard to provide you with the best experience, so please be nice and polite to the staff. Everyone hates waiting, but they are working on correcting a very sensitive part of our body. So instead of getting impatient and mad about the waiting time, think of it as them making sure that everything will go smoothly during your procedure. What is a couple of hours wait for a lifetime of clear vision?”