Why Do Contact Lenses Cause Dry Eye | Shinagawa Blog

Why Do Contact Lenses Cause Dry Eye

When you wear contact lenses, they cover the retina of the eye and this means that oxygen cannot get into the eye. This certainly affects your eyes’ hydration and may very well cause dry eye disease.

If you don’t blink enough throughout the day while wearing the contact lenses then they are not getting any moisture and therefore they cannot stay hydrated.

This means that the contact lenses will dry up and the contacts will be very dry and start to stick to your eyes. This in turn can lead to irritation in your eyes and stops people from wearing them long-term.

To avoid this happening, you need to blink more throughout the day, avoid being in an environment that will dry them out, start using eye drops or wear them less frequently.

If you’re having issues with dry eyes or if you want to ditch your contact lenses for good, we can take care of either.

Just schedule a Comprehensive Eye Screening then we’ll take it from there.

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Eira Pangilinan's LASIK At Shinagawa | Shinagawa Feature Story

Eira Pangilinan: Better View For The Cabin Crew After LASIK

Having a bright vision is essential for cabin crews for them to fulfill their daily responsibilities.

Eira Pangilinan’s 20/10 vision after LASIK is bound to surely help her during her trips.

“I’m so happy because, after about eight years of wearing glasses and contacts every day, I can now see in HD with a vision of 20/10 after LASIK!” expressed Eira.

“If you’re planning to undergo LASIK, Shinagawa is the only place to go! I had my LASIK done there and I couldn’t be more thankful!”

Looking for a sign? Eira is giving it to you now: “This is your sign to go consider having your eye vision corrected!”

Schedule your LASIK Screening now!

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Tips For Black Eye Treatment | Shinagawa Blog

Tips For Black Eye Treatment

Treat a black eye like you would a sprained ankle or other soft-tissue injuries. That means remembering the handy acronym “RICE”: rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

Rest

Anything you do that gets your heart rate up increases the risk of swelling and bruising. Take it easy for the first day or two after the injury.

Ice

In the first two days, ice your eye to decrease swelling and stop blood and fluid from pooling. Apply a cold compress, 20 minutes on, then 20 minutes off. (The 20 minutes off is important — constant cold exposure can damage the skin.)

Compression

Go the cold route for the first two days. After that, applying warm compresses can help open blood vessels. That helps fluid drain, decreasing puffiness.

Elevation

Keep your head up (at least for the first day or two). Sitting in a recliner or using some extra pillows when you sleep helps gravity work to reduce swelling.

What to expect as your black eye heals

Swelling typically peaks two days after the injury, so don’t be surprised if you wake up looking worse the next day. After that, it can take around two weeks for the swelling and bruising to go away.

Your eye will probably do a rainbow impression as it heals, passing from purple and blue to green and yellow before finally fading away.

See a doctor if you notice signs that things are getting worse, not better, after the first few days. Clues of an infection or other problem include:

  • Swelling that increases after the first two days
  • Increased pain or tenderness
  • Skin that’s hot to the touch
  • Increased redness (instead of the usual purple/blue/green/yellow palette)

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Myra Garing's Better Vision After PresbyMax | Shinagawa Feature Story

Myra’s Better Vision After PresbyMax

Your near vision problem due to presbyopia can be resolved.

Myra Garing, a bank associate, had her presbyopia taken care of by PresbyMax, one of the best treatments for an age-related eye condition.

“I had my PresbyMax procedure at Shinagawa Makati for my presbyopia. I am delighted and thankful because my vision is now 20/20.” bared Myra.

Myra’s better vision is a welcome to her everyday life as a bank associate in one of the country’s top banks.

If you have presbyopia, we can address that with PresbyMax to give you a better vision.

“The procedure only took 15 minutes. Shinagawa took care of me well!”

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If I Have Dry Eyes, Then Why Are They Watery | Shinagawa Blog

If I Have Dry Eyes, Then Why Are They Watery?

Why are my eyes watery? What causes watery eyes? Why are my eyes tearing? My eyes are really wet, how can they be dry?

If I have Dry Eyes, then why are they watery or tearing?

We get these questions a lot. Let’s understand why.

Dryness – can feel like a dry or scratchy feeling, or can feel totally normal but just be watery. A dry eye can even cause your vision to be blurry without people noticing any sensation. Dryness can manifest in many different ways. There are many causes of dryness, from not blinking enough (we’re looking at you, screens and road trips!), to eyes not closing at night (lagophthalmos) to evaporation from the use of air conditioning/heat or wind. Dry eyes are caused by many possible scenarios!

Tear drainage issues – this is less common than dryness, but if the nasolacrimal system is blocked, people can have excess tearing. What is the nasolacrimal system? It’s basically how our tears drain into our nose – ever wonder “Why do I taste my eye drops?” There you go – it’s because of this drainage into the nose thanks to our nasolacrimal system. If there is an issue or blockage there, then BOOM, excessive tearing may occur.

Allergies – although the hallmark of allergies is typically itching, they can also cause watering.

Others – there are other reasons, but because causes vary from eye to eye, we recommend seeing a dry eye specialist.

If you are experiencing excessive tearing or feel like you have sand in your eye, feel something gritty, or feel like there is something in your eye quite often, you may be suffering from dry eyes.

Excessive tearing is usually a red flag for dry eye – so feel free to 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.

We are equipped to address your dry eye problems. We offer all traditional and available treatments for dry eye, as well as some very custom treatments created with your own plasma. Our dry eye team can help evaluate the root cause of your dry eye, help treat your symptoms immediately and help you with your vision!