Knowing your Eyes Deeper: Parts & Functions of the Eye

Knowing your Eyes Deeper: Parts & Functions of the Eye

How much do you care about your eyes?

Sometimes we tend to take them for granted when we shouldn’t in the first place. Our eyes give us the gift of vision and the luxury of seeing the beauty of the world and life in our everyday lives.

That’s more than enough reason to care about your eyes enough and know more about them and how they deliver you one of the most important senses in seeing.

The different parts of the eye work together and complement each other provide the vision that you so enjoy and need.

Know the different parts of your eyes and their specific functions. Here are the different parts that are responsible for producing the vision that you enjoy:

  1. Sclera – The white part of the eye that protects the eyeball and surrounds the pupil and iris.
  2. Pupil – The black dot at the center of the eye. It is a hole where the light enters the eye.
  3. Iris – The colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. Its main function is to control the volume of light that enters the eye by adjusting the size of the pupil. Through its sphincter muscle, the iris expands or contracts, making the pupil smaller or larger.
  4. Cornea – It is the clear window right at the front of the eye that covers the pupil and iris. The journey of the light actually starts in the cornea as it passes there first. It also helps in focusing light to enable production of a clear image on the retina.
  5. Lens – The lens is right behind the pupil and it focuses light onto the retina located at the back of the eye. It performs the final focusing of the light inside the eye.
  6. Conjunctiva – This clear and protective membrane covers the surface of the eye and the inner eyelids. It is also responsible in keeping the eye in good working order.
  7. Retina – It is the inner lining at the back of the eye. Its different layers of cells work together to detect light and convert it into electrical impulses. The retina is comprised of life-sensitive cells that have the ability to determine, light, dark and color to assemble images. It then translates color into neural information and sends it to the brain for processing.
  8. Optic Nerve – It is a package of neural fibers that are transported from the retina to the brain.

We can’t stress further enough the importance of our eyes as without them, the gift of sight would not be possible. That’s why it is likewise that important for you to know more about your eyes and most especially, take good care of them.

For more information on how you can seek help with your eyes or any problems they may have, contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517

Friendship Goals! Aiko & Maica: From Perfect Friendship to Perfect Vision

It’s always a luxury to have someone you can lean on through the good and the bad.

Models and actresses Aiko Climaco and Maica Palo are grateful for having each other. These celebrity best friends are as tight as it gets. If you’re looking for an ideal friendship, you can look up to theirs.

They are there for each other in and out the business. Traveling, hanging out and doing things together are all part of their everyday routine. It’s no surprise that when you check out their social media accounts, you see them together in a lot of their posts.

That’s their friendship in full display.
“We’re really close, as you can see. We do a lot of things together. That’s just how we are – there for each other,” described Aiko of the strong friendship that she shares with Maica.

Aiko Climaco & Maica Palo for LASIK

The best friends also shared the same problem for years – having a poor eyesight. Aiko and Maica shared just how difficult it was for them to fully function every day due to their hindering blurry vision.

“Like most, I also had difficulty with my vision since I was 18. Contact lenses and eyeglasses helped me over the years but those aren’t enough to enjoy a clear vision, especially when I’m in the gym or doing outdoor activities,” shared Maica. “It was really difficult since sometimes, I need some assistance in some activities, especially when driving. It’s that blurry.”

“I’ve been wearing glasses and contacts when I started working. It’s really hard to go to shoots having to wear contacts, it’s just so tough and I needed to do something,” added Aiko. “I was just really tired of having a poor eyesight. It was getting tougher.”

That’s why in a certain time of need, they made sure to go through the life-changing procedure together. The best buds finally decided to have LASIK and entrusted Shinagawa to fix their visual problem – for good.

Aiko Climaco's Eye Screening at Shinagawa Lasik & AestheticsMaica Palo's Eye Screening at Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics

“Then, we discovered that there is now a great and easy way to enhance my vision through LASIK surgery at Shinagawa. This is it. Without hesitation, I availed their Z PRIME LASIK. At first, I got nervous but to my surprise, I am shocked that in just less than 10 minutes, the operation was finished right away without feeling any pain at all,” said Maica of their journey towards a perfect vision. “From 280/20, my vision is now beyond perfect at 20/12! It’s amazing how quick the surgery was and after just a day, I was already back to work like nothing happened except now, I can see everything in high quality!”

Maica Palo During Z Prime LASIKAiko Climaco for Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics

“I’m so happy that we got to experience the latest LASIK surgery at Shinagawa. It took only 7 minutes for my procedure with no pain at all. From 300 grade vision, I am now at 20/10! Yes, even better than 20/20! For almost 10 years, I’ve been wearing glasses and graded contact lenses and now, I’m no longer putting any of them,” said Aiko of her own take on their LASIK experience.

Aiko Climaco & Maica Palo Wacky PoseAiko Climaco & Maica Palo for Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics

By sticking together, the sultry duo was able to solve their problem by knowing what’s best for them and had LASIK at Shinagawa. They are grateful for having LASIK just as much as they are for each other.

One of Shinagawa’s renowned orthodontists, Dr. Albert Guerrero, was likewise cited by the two as their visual savior.

Aiko Climaco & Maica Palo with Dr. Guerrero of Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics

“Thank you very much to Shinagawa for making sure that we are all taken care of and to all the staff who’s very sweet, funny and accommodating and to our ophthalmologist, Dr. Francis Albert Guerrero. So much love to all,” said a delighted Aiko post-LASIK.

“On the day of the operation, the Shinagawa staff explained everything step-by-step to make the procedure easier. Thanks for the very helpful and friendly ophthalmologist of Shinagawa in Ortigas, Dr. Guerrero. Our Shinagawa experience is life changing!” added Maica.

For these two, their friendship and vision goals were both achieved, indeed!

Make LASIK an excellent bonding moment and attain the vision you always dreamed of having. Start your journey, call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517

Kim Domingo on LASIK Surgery

The Power of Schwind Amaris and ULTRA LASIK

Kim Domingo for Ultra LASIK

Two thumbs up. Despite the odds, Actress/Model Kim Domingo was able to get her dream vision, thanks to Shinagawa’s ULTRA LASIK

What can a sophisticated and advanced technology do for LASIK?

A lot. A whole lot.

Shinagawa’s premium ULTRA LASIK procedure utilizes the power of the Schwind Amaris machine.

This advanced machine is designed to deal effectively with extreme cases of astigmatism and to aid the procedure for patients with pupils larger than the normal size. It is proven to produce maximized outcomes in performing LASIK.

With the help of the Schwind Amaris and Femto LDV Ziemer 6, ULTRA LASIK is particularly designed to cater patients that are challenged particularly with ultra-thin corneal flaps and a higher degree of astigmatism. This also has an accurate tracker and adjustable beam level which produce more accurate level to those patients who has lazy eyes.

Among all LASIK services available, the ULTRA LASIK also presents the shortest recovery time for patients as well as the highest resolution possible, 20/10 at most. In a nutshell, a gold standard and an advanced and reliable technology provided by the Schwind Amaris normally produce an excellent result.

Celebrities such as Kim Domingo, Dawn Chang, Justin Cuyugan and Pancho Magno as well as Fashion Designer Pia Perey and Preview Writer/Editor Jae Pickrell had first-hand experiences on how the Schwind Amaris can make a huge difference in terms of LASIK procedure.

For one, Kim had a case of corneal abrasion, caused by the prolonged usage of contact lenses, initially making it difficult for her to undergo LASIK. But with the advancements of ULTRA LASIK and the Schwind Amaris, Shinagawa still carefully managed to give Kim a successful procedure despite the odds.

Our state-of-the-art diagnostic capability, multiple redundant screenings, better clientele treatment and especially our doctors, we can control the outcome better. That’s exactly why Kim enjoys an amazing vision now.

“It was indeed a great ULTRA LASIK experience,” bared Kim, who also had her eye condition treated by ULTRA LASIK in the process. “The ULTRA LASIK surgery was really fast and totally painless! I’ve suffered from having poor vision for a very long time, but now it’s crystal clear—from 375 to 20/20 in just less than 10 minutes!”Ultra LASIK ProcedureAmaris Machine — Schwind

Actor Justin Cuyugan undergoes ULTRA LASIK surgery with ease

Justin and Pancho were likewise saved by abilities of the ULTRA LASIK as they both had bigger than normal pupils, making it difficult for them to be eligible at first.

Both having big pupil and high astigmatism, they needed a more customized treatment for their eyes and ONLY Shinagawa’s ULTRA LASIK can do that function.

“The staff and technology at Shinagawa LASIK are exceptional! They have the most advanced technology in laser vision correction, particularly their ULTRA LASIK. Because of ULTRA LASIK, I see the world clearly now. I can’t remember the last time I saw the world like this,” said Justin of his ULTRA LASIK experience.


Pancho's Eyes Screening

Actor/Model Pancho Magno gets his eyes checked before ULTRA LASIK

“I can confidently say that undergoing ULTRA LASIK at Shinagawa is the best decision I’ve ever made! Before, I couldn’t get through the day without glasses or contact lens. After ULTRA LASIK, my vision was even clearer than it ever was back then. From -4.50 to a 20/12 vision (this is something better than 20/20 for those who don’t know) my eyes are now better than normal! All thanks to Shinagawa and its wonderful ULTRA LASIK,” added Pancho.

For Pia, an International Fashion Designer, her inspiring adventure towards success was anything but normal. It’s a feel-good story of resilience and perseverance.

“I had an accident when I was about four (4) months old. Luckily, I survived a bad fall and got through two (2) surgeries but still, there said that there’s no way I cannot be wearing glasses,” shared Pia. “I’m a fashion designer. I work in a field that requires me to look good. When I go to events, I need to wear contact lenses and I get very irritated. My eyes get very dry and it’s not comfortable.”

Fortunately, there’s a way for to say goodbye to her glasses and contact lenses. ULTRA LASIK is her ultimate savior.

“I had the most life-changing experience when I had ULTRA LASIK surgery at Shinagawa. I was in awe of the results! It made my vision 20/20. It was such an amazing journey for me,” gladly said Pia. “It’s just the most amazing and convenient technology! The downtime is very low and the results are impeccable. It’s unbelievable!”

Even with these special cases, the odds were fought and all of the mentioned personalities are now seeing the world brighter than ever, big thanks to the Schwind Amaris and ULTRA LASIK.


Pancho Holding the Goodbye Eyeglass

Finally, ULTRA LASIK allowed Pancho to say goodbye to his glasses…for good!


The innovative machine and superior LASIK procedure produced nothing but amazing results to this handful of celebrities as well as patients who were in need of the machine’s advancements.

In such cases of special need, Shinagawa’s ULTRA LASIK, featuring the Schwind Amaris, is the key to ensuring that a patient in need of a more advanced procedure will have the best possible and most accurate result.

To assure yourself of the highest quality LASIK, there’s no other way than Shinagawa’s ULTRA LASIK. To start your own journey toward a perfect vision, reach us through our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517

See If You’re a Good Candidate for LASIK

See If You’re a Good Candidate for LASIK

There are tons of reasons why LASIK is the most popular and effective refractive surgery for people who are itching to have a perfect vision in exchange for their eyeglasses and contact lenses.

According to studies, around a million people have LASIK surgery every year to enhance their sight and attain a 20/20 or even better vision. That’s the reason why more people would want to follow that same path.

Imagine, in less than 10 minutes, you can have a brand new perfect eyesight in a snap. No wonder more people would want to know if they are eligible for LASIK. Who exactly are the best candidates for LASIK?

Here are several key factors that decide whether one can undergo LASIK or not:

1. Age – This is one of the most important determining factors in terms of knowing if one can be a LASIK candidate or not. People under 18 are not advised to have LASIK as per ophthalmologists as their eyes are yet to be fully developed.

The common advisable age/s to have LASIK is when one reached early 20’s and older. However, an 18-year old can also be eligible if screening shows that he already has a stabilized vision.

2. Eye Health – This is another significant consideration before one can be eligible for LASIK. That’s why thorough and precise examinations are first needed to see if a person can push through with the surgery and if the eyes’ health can take LASIK.

People who have severe eye conditions are most likely deemed as ineligible for LASIK. The requisite LASIK consultation assures if one is eligible for the procedure or not.

3. Pregnancy – Though just temporarily, pregnant women are not advised to have LASIK while they are still in a carriage. The hormones they have during pregnancy causes unstable vision. Once fully recovered upon post-pregnancy, that’s the time that they can seek a consultation for LASIK.

4. Prolonged Usage of Contacts – If you happen to be using contact lenses constantly for years, that might, unfortunately, affect your chances of being eligible for LASIK. Contact lens users are required to discontinue use for a significant period of time before they can be considered for LASIK.

Once there’s corneal stability, a more precise prescription assessment will then be conducted to see if you are good or not for LASIK.

5. Unstable Vision – Having a stable vision is a requisite to pass the LASIK screening. In fact, it is one of the key components in screenings and examinations. One must have a stable vision upon thorough examination to accurately get the necessary results and see if it is eligible or not.

6. Overall Health – Aside from eye health, a person’s overall health is just as important of a factor in determining his LASIK eligibility. Some serious health conditions, such as diabetes and disorders, might significantly affect one’s LASIK eligibility.

See If You’re a Good Candidate for LASIK

Those significant factors are key to determine if you can be a good candidate for LASIK. As much as most people would want to have LASIK, it is important to first determine if it is safe and fit enough for a certain person.

Not sure if you can be a candidate for LASIK but would love to have the procedure for your own good? The best way to know is to consult our experienced and trusted eye doctors and have the necessary examinations to see what’s best for you.

See If You’re a Good Candidate for LASIK

At Shinagawa, we ensure what’s best for our patients as our advanced machines smoothen eye examinations and give the most accurate results.

For more information on how you can seek help for your eyes, contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517