Mika Reyes Opts For Brighter Vision Over Glasses & Contacts | Shinagawa Feature Story

Mika Reyes Opts For Brighter Vision Over Glasses & Contacts

As a professional volleyball player, Mika Reyes knows just how essential a brighter vision is in terms of upping her level of play even more.

She finally had LASIK to trade her glasses and contact lenses for a fresh brighter vision.

“I can definitely see clearer now! I feel so good! Everything’s super bright now minus the hassles of glasses and contacts,” expressed Mika, one of the country’s most popular volleybelles. “Ever since I was younger (since prep), I’ve had blurred vision, and writing down notes was a struggle for me then, I got some letters and words wrong. I had to wear glasses or contact lenses when playing. It helped but still felt like a struggle for me at some point so I’m very grateful I had Shinagawa’s ULTRA LASIK.”

Mika can now be at her sharpest self on and off the court as she enjoys a beyond-perfect vision. “It’s been a month since I had it done and I’m so proud to say, I now officially have 20/10 vision!

Definitely better than 20/20.”

“Finally, I got to the day that I don’t need glasses and contacts anymore. I promise, having LASIK is the best decision ever!”

If you’re an athlete with poor vision, don’t settle for less. You deserve a brighter vision for a better quality of play. Schedule your LASIK screening with us!

Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries and appointments.

Caring For Your Vision And Eye Health During Screen Time | Shinagawa Blog

Caring For Your Vision And Eye Health During Screen Time

Do you know that the average person nowadays spends more than 11 hours per day in front of a screen?

With more people working from home and interacting socially online, it is more important than ever that we protect our eye health during screen time.

Our experts at Shinagawa have some tips to help you maintain healthy vision while spending your day in front of a screen.

Have Necessary Breaks
It is widely understood that both adults and children tend to blink less when looking at screens. Set a reminder for both the adults and remote learners in your home to take a 20-20-20 break: every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away from your screen for at least 20 seconds.

Kids can also benefit from 1 or 2 longer outdoor breaks, which studies show can have a positive impact on their developing eye health.

Optimizing the Set-Up of your Devices
If you have started working remotely, you may have spent some time choosing an ergonomic desk and comfortable chair in order to get your work-from-home space as comfortable as your office. You should also pay attention to the distance that your laptop, monitor, or tablet sits from your face. This is important for youngsters who are attending school remotely. The distance between the screen and your or your child’s face should be between 20 and 24 inches. Screens that are closer to the face can cause muscle fatigue and eye strain.

Be Mindful of Vision Symptoms
Changes in vision are often gradual, so it is important to note any minor changes in eyesight or eye health. If you have little ones at home, they may not be able to communicate vision changes on their own, so stay alert and contact an eye doctor if you notice any of the following:

  • Frequent rubbing of the eyes
  • Squinting when looking up close or far away
  • Moving objects closer or further away in order to see them
  • Favoring one eye over the other
  • Struggling with tasks that used to be fun or easy, such as reading

Don’t Skip Yearly Eye Exams
Your annual eye exam is important for the early detection of vision changes and eye conditions. Children who would normally be in school may be missing out on their annual vision screening, so talk to your pediatrician or family eye doctor about scheduling an appointment for them. If there are any concerns based on vision symptoms or family history, you may consider contacting a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in children’s vision and eye health.

Schedule your comprehensive eye check at Shinagawa and let our expert doctors save your eyes and vision!

Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries, questions, and appointments or talk to our consultants via LiveChat here on our website.

June Mar Fajardo’s LASIK | Shinagawa Feature Story

June Mar Fajardo’s New MVP — His Bright Vision After LASIK

The 5-time PBA MVP now has another MVP outside the court — his Most Valuable Pair of eyes!

Known for his legendary game on the basketball court, June Mar Fajardo can now see the world better with his new bright vision after having LASIK at Shinagawa.

“From 200 eye grade and 100 astigmatism all the way to 20/10 vision in just one day thanks to Shinagawa!” happily expressed Fajardo, who is looking forward to his upcoming PBA campaign.

As he braces for the new PBA season ahead, June Mar’s vision is as sharp as ever!

“No more hassle of wearing contacts and glasses!”

Like June Mar, you can expect an MVP caliber LASIK performance from Shinagawa!

Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries, questions, and appointments or talk to our consultants via LiveChat here on our website.

Is Your Prolonged Screen Time Causing Dry Eyes? | Shinagawa Blog

Is Your Prolonged Screen Time Causing Dry Eyes?

Whether you have a computer-based job, rely on your tablet for entertainment, or use your phone frequently while on the go, the hours you’re exposed on the screen continuously add up.

In fact, it is estimated that most people spend over 10 hours a day looking at screens.

There are many benefits to having so much information at our fingertips, but at the same time there can be drawbacks as well. Researchers have coined the term Digital Eye Strain (DES) to refer to vision symptoms that affect more than 50% of people who spend time looking at screens.

How Does Screen Time Contribute to Dry Eyes?

Eyes need moisture to stay healthy and blinking is an important part of the eye’s self-lubrication system. Each time you blink you are helping to maintain your eye’s natural tear film. Our blinking frequency is reduced when we look at screens, which can disrupt the moisture balance of the eyes and cause dry eye symptoms.

Tips to Prevent Dry Eyes

If looking at screens can cause dry eyes, then it would stand to reason that we should reduce our screen time. However, we know this isn’t always possible. If significant screen time is a mandatory part of your life, there are still steps you can take to prevent dry eyes or ease the symptoms.

Blinking Exercises

Taking a moment a few times a day can prevent or relieve mild dry eye symptoms. Try this: Close your eyes. Squeeze them shut and then relax them while keeping them closed. Open your eyes and then repeat this five times. If you work in front of a computer, set a reminder to do this several times per day.

Lifestyle Changes

Reduce your screen time if possible. If your day-to-day work involves a screen, try to take periodic breaks. Other lifestyle changes that may help prevent dry eyes include quitting smoking, drinking plenty of water, and eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

An experienced ophthalmologist can assess your eyes and determine if medical treatment may be right for you.

Our ophthalmologists at Shinagawa BGC can properly assess your dry eye problems and map out a treatment plan with the use of advanced equipment.

Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries and appointments or talk to our consultants via LiveChat here on our website.

From Tears Of Frustration To Tears Of Joy After LASIK | Shinagawa Feature Story

From Tears Of Frustration To Tears Of Joy After LASIK

“If you are waiting for a sign, this is it. It is worth it.”

Our patient Iven Cueto wants you to likewise have her amazing life-changing experience after having LASIK.

“I am so glad I had LASIK. I am so thankful for the people who shared how life-changing this is. I am still in awe of how much has changed since my vision was improved. I owe it to the innovation that has developed such technology,” she gladly expressed. “You might have seen or heard this several times from people who underwent LASIK but it really is life-changing!”

Iven’s journey to perfect vision started after she could no longer tolerate the hassles of dealing with eyeglasses.

“Until when can I tolerate using eyeglasses? How many more years will I spend 15k for a pair of eyeglasses? Who knows how much this will cost me after 5 years’ time? That’s why I decided to learn more about LASIK. I’ve done some reading, asked friends and families whom I know had done before, and I started to actually reach out to Shinagawa.”

“After all the tests, I was given the go-signal to undergo LASIK. I consider it perfect timing cause had my eye grade gone higher, it will not be advisable to do LASIK anymore.”

From tears of frustration for years to tears of joy after LASIK, Iven now enjoys a perfect vision for a brighter life ahead.

“As I walk out of Shinagawa, I can feel my tears falling – this time it’s not just my eyes crying but it’s me. I can see very clearly, like very clear, and it’s just an hour after the operation. I’m confirmed to have 20/12 vision now!”

That’s your cue. Schedule your LASIK screening with us now by calling our Patient Care Lines (+632) 7- 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517.