A beginner’s guide to skin care essentials

You want to take good care of your skin. But stepping into a beauty store — or even the skin care aisle of the drug store — can feel instantly overwhelming. With so many products claiming to make your skin look amazing, it’s hard to know which ones you really need. A skin care routine […]

How Do Eye Shapes Affect Vision?

Eye shapes play a crucial role in vision. The eye works by focusing light as it passes through the cornea and the crystalline lens. The light travels through the vitreous humor, a clear gel filling the inside of the eye, and hits the retina at the back of the eye. If everything is functioning properly, […]

Powering Up with Bright Vision: Erika Miyata

Visual struggles for a person always on-the-go will certainly take its toll down the line. After enduring the lows of having blurry vision for over a decade, Erika Miyata, a Filipino-Japanese Jill of all trades, decided she needed her best version and that’s only possible with a bright eyesight. She finally decided it’s time for […]

Get Glowing Skin this Rainy Season

With the monsoon season already hitting the country, we’re now really in the ber-months territory. Although, as the weather in the Philippines is generally hot and humid, it really is unpredictable. As the weather constantly changes from rainy to warm and sunny in just a few minutes, your skin is no exemption to potential damage […]

Causes of dark under-eye circles

Dark circles under the eyes are a common problem many people deal with and they can have several different causes. Here’s what you need to know about what causes dark circles and how you can treat them. What are dark circles under the eyes? Dark circles are when the skin beneath both eyes appears darkened. […]

Winning Combination: LASIK + Sports

Sports can feel like a distant dream if you wear eyeglasses or contacts. For team sports such as basketball, it is highly-recommended that you wear eye protection in addition to glasses or contacts, which often feel awkward and cumbersome. Individual sports such as running and tennis do not require protective eyewear, but over the distance […]

John Sanchez: Ending 25 Year of Poor Vision

Enduring 25 years of poor vision is now joke. Just ask our patient John Sanchez. Thankfully, the suffering stops there for him after he had LASIK to end his lengthy visual nightmare. “After 25 years of having poor vision, and 18 years of wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses, I finally have a good vision! Shinagawa […]

The most effective treatment options for male adult acne

Since acne is hormone-related, you can’t treat men who have breakouts the same way you do women. And vice versa. In women, medications used to stabilize the level of hormones include birth control pills or a medicine called spironolactone, which basically blocks the effect of testosterone at the hair follicle. We don’t use those medications […]

Stopping the Agony: Tiff Cabudsan’s Freedom

The struggles have to end at some point for Tiffannie Cabudsan, 23. She tells her heartfelt story. Ever since I was a kid, I was struggling with poor vision. Every new semester in school, my mom had to request for the teacher to place me in the front seat so that I won’t have a […]

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Diving Into Love After LASIK: Ruth Alenaje

ON LIFE AND LOVE AFTER LASIK “When I had my LASIK in 2021, all I wanted was to have a clear vision. Little did I know that there’s much more ahead along with it — a new vision, new career, new hobby, and new love! After my LASIK surgery- everything was clear to me. Not […]