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[SHINAGAWA LASIK REVIEW] Back to normal Eyesight after INTRALASIK Procedure

7/07/2013
LIBERATING. For someone who's been wearing prescription glasses for years, being able to finally see your surroundings without the use of eyeglasses feels liberating.

It felt liberating to be able to read small fonts on billboards and posters on our way back to a LASIK center in Makati. One week out from IntraLASIK procedure with Shinagawa Lasik and it's going fantastic. I'm currently seeing 20/10 in each eye after wearing glasses for years.

I started considering LASIK for my poor eyesight when I became fed up with my glasses. Yes, I love my pair of glasses (it's been my best companion for years) but the inconvenience of wearing and updating one was really frustrating. Without my glasses, I can only see vague faces from afar. If you've been wearing glasses for years, I know you understand what I’m talking about.

farewell my glasses


LASIK PREPARATION


My approach for getting LASIK was simple. Do some research, save a fund, make a short list of Lasik Centers with good reviews, which lead me to Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics and finally decide when to go for it. Just in time for their 50% off milestone promo for Intralasik procedure, I have finally decided to go for it.

Shinagawa Lasik Review

With my 25th birthday fast approaching, I decided that I wanted to give myself a treat. A better vision would be perfect that time. At first, I was skeptical about LASIK because the promise of instant eyesight appears too good to be true and the idea of having your eyes poked is definitely horrible. I've also read some Lasik Eye Surgery risks (quite scary) but my will power to have a clearer vision prevailed.

Last June, I went to Shinagawa Lasik and Aesthetics to have my eyes checked and to know if I were a good candidate for LASIK surgery. They administered more than 10 series of eye tests and got the results same day. Fortunately, I was qualified to undergo LASIK procedure. Scheduled it the following week and that's it, instant clear vision a day later.

Shinagawa Lasik Review
some of Shinagawa machines used for eye screen tests



LASIK PROCEDURE


I already knew what to expect before and after the LASIK surgery so I felt well prepared. Shinagawa's staff also explained the step-by-step process of the Intralasik procedure, including the discomforts I will encounter. The doctor guided me and constantly talked during the whole process, he described what he's going to do, and kept telling me that it was going well.

The procedure lasted for an hour (including briefing, waiting and recovery time).

WAS IT PAINFUL?


Intralasik is a bladeless procedure but I wouldn't say it was painless. The burning sensation coming from the laser wasn't painful but the pressure of the eyelid retractors was very uncomfortable. I didn't feel any pain right after the procedure but I know that the anesthesia will eventually wear off. And after an hour, my eyes felt stingy and tears fell involuntarily. My eyes were super sensitive to light that time and I can barely open it. There was a sandy sensation that lasted for 2-3 hours and it was difficult to see. Good thing I'm with a companion, (thanks to my ever supportive Olan) so make sure to have someone to accompany you on the day of the procedure. After the procedure, I just wore my protective glasses, went home and slept.

AFTER LASIK PROCEDURE


They gave me a kit that includes three eye drop medication (Levofloxacin, Prednisolone Acetate and Artificial tears), eye patches and protective eyeglasses. Discharge instruction after the LASIK procedure was also provided.

Shinagawa Lasik Review
after Lasik Kit

The period of discomfort only lasted overnight. I woke up the next morning feeling normal with a clearer vision (but still a bit hazy). It felt wonderful to have woken up with a clear vision for the first time in a long time. I had my post operation follow-up consultation with Dr. Dinglasan that day and everything went well. I still need to make a follow-up consultation after a month, 3 months, 6 months and after 1 year.

Will I recommend LASIK?


Definitely Yes. I can see the world much clearer now and I can do outdoor activities without having the hassle of using eyeglasses. I can now see life in HD (high definition). Totally worth the investment.

Update: I just climb Mt Manalmon with my restored vision after three weeks. It was great!

SHINAGAWA Lasik & Aesthetics Philippines 


Mezzanine, Tower 2, The Enterprise Center,6766 Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines.Shinagawa is located at Mezzanine, Tower 2, The Enterprise Center,6766 Ayala Ave. cor. Paseo de Roxas, Makati City, Philippines. Website: http://shinagawa.ph/lasik/
20 comments on "[SHINAGAWA LASIK REVIEW] Back to normal Eyesight after INTRALASIK Procedure"
  1. Thank you for sharing your Lasik experience with us. I've been planning to undergo Lasik too. I've been asking a lot of arizona eye care centers about the price and the procedure as well. Oh well, thanks that I have seen your blog. Keep sharing!

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  2. thanks for sharing your experience! may i know how much the procedure cost?

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    1. Hi Rasiel,

      They have diff rates for different types of Lasik.
      You may view their packages here http://shinagawa.ph/lasik/
      I got mine for 45k, that's 50%off the price for Intralasik during their milestone promo.

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  3. Hi Joyce;

    Paano ka nakakuha ng discount? Pag humingi ba ako sa knila derecho, bibigyan din kaya nila ako ng 50% off?hehe..ang mahal kasi ng 90k..di ko kaya.

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    1. It was posted on their Facebook page. But it was for a limited time only (until June 30). Steep talaga ang 90k na price kaya ni-grab ko na yung 50% discount and had my eyes checked that time. You can watch out for updates nalang siguro malay mo magpromo sila uli. You can also try the traditional one mas mura yun depende sa result ng eye tests mo or try consulting other clinics din.

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  4. Hi Joyce,
    How's your eyes now? Just wanted to know if you have an idea about the metrics they apply for a person to be a good candidate for lasik. My eyes easily get tired after wearing soft contact lenses and I'd like to know if you experienced the same prior to your lasik op. Happy to hear from you soon :)

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    1. Hello xilemazeret,

      I haven't worn contact lenses before, only eye glasses. A series of eye tests will be conducted to see if you're a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery.

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  5. Great! How's your eyes now? do you see halos, any dryness or any sort of complications?

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    1. My eyes felt so much better without the eye glasses. I haven't experienced any complications so far. I think it helped that I diligently followed the do's and don'ts after Lasik surgery.

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  6. i saw an online promo:

    http://www.metrodeal.com/deals/Metro_Manila/Shinagawa-Lasik-Aesthetics/377116544

    im just wondering kung may bracket ung grado na pwedeng mag-undergo ng operation; someone told me that id sobrang taas na (600 & above), marami na daw side effects; may nabanggit ba ung doctor mo sayo?

    ty

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    1. Hi CJ,

      I cannot really answer your question, only eye doctors can. Best if you have your eyes checked first because you need to undergo a series of eye tests to determine if Lasik would be effective or not. As for me, my eye test results were okay so I was qualified for the procedure.

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  7. How's your eyes now? Any complications?

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    1. Hi Bridget,

      I have been taking good care of my eyes since my lasik procedure and I haven't experienced any complications so fat. I went to Shinagawa yesterday for my 1 year post op check up and my eyes are doing good. My vision is still at 20/10.

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