Travelling & Blogging is Now Better with Mirriam’s Perfect Vision

Travelling & Blogging is Now Better with Mirriam’s Perfect Vision

For someone who lives life to the fullest, it’s essential to have a sharp vision for every occasion.

For a travel and lifestyle blogger like Mirriam, having sharp eyesight is a requisite for her to be able to maximize her craft and passion.

She was struggling with her poor vision and the inconvenience of her glasses for years. Fortunately, that’s all in the past now.

Upon learning that having LASIK at Shinagawa can do wonders, getting the procedure for a brighter vision was a no-brainer for her.

“I’ve been four-eyed for years. When I learned about Shinagawa’s LASIK, I told myself that I would have that procedure no matter what, and I did,” shared Mirriam.

Her expectations were indeed met as her LASIK went smooth as silk.

“My LASIK procedure was just about 5 minutes only and it was totally painless!”

There’s no looking back now for Mirriam as she is definitely relishing the convenience and beyond-perfect vision that LASIK gave her.

“I now have a 20/16 vision, even better than 20/20! Now, I can do everything without having to wear glasses.”

Lastly, she’s grateful at how Shinagawa made her LASIK journey a memorable and life-changing one.

“The staff and doctors of Shinagawa were all very informative and accommodating. Thank you, Shinagawa!” expressed Mirriam.

Don’t be envious, have your own perfect vision instead. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 and explore how you can finally get that bright vision you always wanted with LASIK.

Protecting Your Eyes at Work | Shinagawa LASIK Blog

Protecting Your Eyes at Work

Spending eight to nine hours at work every day not only causes possible fatigue but also harm to your eyes, too. That’s why it’s important for you to take good care of your eyes when working in full force.

Staring at your computer screen for an extended period of time can cause eye strain and possible blurry vision. Same goes with those harsh lights that you can’t help but stare at every now and then.

Eyestrain is one of the most common eye conditions. Its initial symptoms are a headache, eye fatigue, neck and back pain and sensitivity to light, all of which can be attained at work.

Spending long stretches of time with an improper posture in front of your computer screen can do you wrong. From this, a stinging and burning, as well as eyestrain can develop through dry or red eyes.

Furthermore, the simple symptoms of eye fatigue and eye strain can lead to other vision issues if not remedied, accordingly.

While the amount you spend in front of a computer in your everyday work grind is already set in stone, you can still do something to help protect your eyes.

Ways to Protect Your Eyes at Work | Shinagawa LASIK Blog

Here are some simple tips you can observe to protect your eyes:

1. Add Lamps to Dark Areas of the Workplace – Investing in proper lighting in the workplace might be underrated but it is critical in terms of your eyes’ health. Adding lamps will help the working environment more comfortable as harsh fluorescent lights can be lessened.

2. Modify the Brightness of your Computer – Adjusting the brightness of your computer and match the surrounding workspace brightness. The brightness of your computer might be a bit too bright if it appears to be the main source of light in your room.

On the contrary, if your screen happens to appear dull, then your brightness display might be a little bit too dark and it is advisable for you to brighten it.

If you happen to be working in a shiny office with more than sufficient lighting, having a glare-reduction filter in your screen can give you some relief from glare.

3. Blink regularly – This is the simplest tip you can get but it also is one of the most effective. Blinking constantly throughout your busy day significantly reduces eye strain. Studies show that when working in front of a computer, most people have the tendency of blinking one third less frequently compared to when they are not in front of a computer.

Constantly blinking helps in moistening your eyes and preventing irritation and dryness by providing necessary moisture and nutrients to your eyes. Blinking certainly helps in making your eyes feel more comfortable while working.

4. Have your regular breaks – Your allotted breaks are scattered for a reason and they are there for you to use. Having frequent mini-break throughout your day helps you refresh and promotes a healthy approach to work. It has also been proven to drastically reduce the risk of eye strain, as well as back and shoulder strain.

When you take your breaks, make sure you take them healthily, too. Don’t use your phone every time you go on mini-breaks as that will not allow you to rest your eyes. Make sure you also stand up, move, stretch and have some sort of movement to relieve muscle fatigue and tension all over your body.

Spending a minute every now and then to focus on distant objects helps you reduce fatigue and eye strain as the muscles inside the eyes are relaxed.

Furthermore, these breaks also help your accuracy and productivity for the day.

5. Have your eyes checked regularly – Caring for your eyes is caring for your health. You very well know just how much you need your eyes in your everyday errands, whatever they may be.

That’s why a routine comprehensive eye checkup is essential for you to treat possible computer vision problems. If you feel like you’re experiencing eye strain or any eye issues, it’s best to schedule your appointment with our Ophthalmologists and Optometrists for them to be able to help you with your eye health.

After reading this, you now know what to do — Contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 and let’s have them checked by our prolific eye experts.

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Can Farsightedness and Nearsightedness Be Treated By LASIK?

Some are farsighted while some are nearsighted. If you are either, regardless, there’s a good chance that you do not have a very bright eyesight.

The vision terms “nearsighted” and “farsighted” are commonly used to describe visual problems. But what do they exactly mean?

Nearsightedness (Myopia) is a common eye condition wherein the light coming into the eye is not properly focused onto the retina, causing one to have difficulties in seeing objects that are far away while having a clear vision of those nearby. This is commonly caused by an elongated eyeball that occurs over time.

Can Farsightedness and Nearsightedness Be Treated By LASIK?

On the contrary, Farsightedness (Hyperopia) is a condition that describes one’s eyesight that is naturally blurry on objects nearby, but clear upon looking at objects from afar. It is the exact opposite of nearsightedness.

While that answers what near and farsightedness is and avoid confusion, the bigger question is — how do you get them corrected?

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Of course, LASIK will cross your mind as you’re hoping that it can get the job done in terms of fixing your visual problems. The simple answer to that question is yes.

Modern LASIK, given its advancements, can correct vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness.

LASIK has the ability to correct the refractive errors that your eyes might have with the use of the laser involved in the procedure.

The advanced and precise laser used for LASIK is designed to reshape the cornea and correct the front surface of the eye, solving vision problems, including Near and Farsightedness, accordingly.

While eyeglasses and contact lenses can help you get through every day despite your near or farsightedness, they can only do so much. Plus, the inconvenience that they may bring in certain occasions isn’t something you want to prolong, most likely.

That’s where LASIK can come in as a proven and effective corrective measure to your near or farsightedness. LASIK works best if you need to have your vision corrected because you are near or farsighted.

Having a screening for LASIK to see if you can be an eligible candidate for the procedure is the first step to your journey to a perfect vision.

Want to correct your vision, whether you’re near or farsighted? You most certainly can! Check your compatibility for LASIK, contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517.

Can Astigmatism Be Treated By LASIK?

Can Astigmatism Be Treated By LASIK?

There’s one common question among people who have astigmatism.

Most of them wonder, can astigmatism be treated by LASIK?

Of course, all of them would want their astigmatism to be treated and since LASIK is a popular vision-correction procedure, these people are curious if that can get the job done for them as well.

For most cases, the straight on answer is yes. LASIK can treat and correct mild to moderate astigmatism as well.

If you happen to have astigmatism, your cornea is most likely shaped like a football, or oblong. The normal shape of a cornea should be round. With that, the light bends unevenly as it penetrates and enters your eye, eventually causing blurriness in terms of your vision.

The more that your cornea gets out of shape, the worse your vision is likely to be.

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So where exactly does LASIK come in and how can it help treat astigmatism?

Through the use of a highly-focused laser, LASIK has the ability to reshape your cornea to its supposed ideal shape. After LASIK, your cornea will be reshaped, enabling the light to enter your eye without being distorted, improving your vision significantly in the process.

More or less, LASIK only takes around 10 minutes for both eyes and in that duration, your cornea will be reshaped, treating your astigmatism, accordingly.

Based on results and studies, most LASIK patients who have mild or moderate astigmatism were delivered a 20/20 or even better vision shortly after the procedure.

So for those people with astigmatism, LASIK can be a perfect treatment for them.

Having a screening for LASIK to see if you can be an eligible candidate for the procedure is the first step to your journey to a perfect vision.

Want to correct your astigmatism and achieve a perfect vision? See if LASIK might be for you. Contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517.

Actress/Beauty Queen Megan Young calmly undergo the laser part of her procedure with her eyes wide open.

Do You Have To Be Awake During LASIK

In some surgeries, it’s quite usual that a patient is better off to be asleep while being operated on.

But does that apply to LASIK?

No, it doesn’t. A patient is required to be awake during the entirety of the LASIK procedure.

While some patients may like the idea of being asleep during the procedure, it is highly improbable as there would be significant drawbacks to using general anesthesia for vision correction surgery.

The usual duration of LASIK is only around 10 minutes in total. Yes, it is that quick.

With the power of the advanced and precise lasers, the cornea of both eyes can be reshaped in just around one minute during that part of the procedure.

Though it is well-documented, most patients still tend to be surprised by how quickly the procedure really is once they experience it first-hand.

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Actress/Model Kim Domingo is about to embark on her LASIK journey.

A big key in LASIK is the numbing eye drops, and also a mild sedative sometimes, that are there to help make the procedure virtually painless. That’s the reason why there is really not much benefit to general anesthesia during LASIK and patients remain awake for the duration of the short surgery.

Also, for the eye surgeon to perform optimally, it needs complete cooperation and cognizance from the patient throughout the procedure. Conscious cooperation is key to achieving accuracy in the fixation part of LASIK.

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Kim aiding her LASIK by sharply keeping her eyes ready for the different parts of the procedure.

At Shinagawa Lasik Center, advanced LASIK procedures and equipment are available for the best possible experience. These also make it possible for us to perform LASIK without a surgical blade coming anywhere near your eye.

That’s why there’s really no reason to be afraid during LASIK.

Not only will you have a fast and painless LASIK surgery while awake, in just a matter of a few minutes, the process will already be over and done with and in a few hours to a few days, your dream perfect vision will eventually turn into reality right before your refreshed eyes.

Ready to finally experience LASIK and have a perfect vision? Contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517.