My Lasik Experience at Shinagawa Lasik Center

 Hey guys! Finally blogging my experience since I get so many inquiries about my Lasik / Laser Treatment. Hope this helps you to learn more about Lasik or with your final decision on whether or not to undergo one.

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For as long as I can remember, my eyes have always been dry and sensitive to light. Many years ago, during my early years of wearing eyeglasses, I was given a test by an ophthalmologist to see how dry my eyes were. I remember him putting something on my eyes to irritate them, and still, no tears would come out (this does not mean I don’t cry, though, cause reading Chicken Soup or something similar can easily make my eyes water, haha). True enough, I had a very hard time finding a brand of contact lens that would somehow fit me, and until very recently, I was only using one brand: Biomedics.

 Having dry eyes meant that wearing contact lens was not “a breeze” for me. It really was a “job” I had to do in order for me to be able to do things without the hassle of wearing eyeglasses – to scuba dive, to birdwatch, to hike, and to travel for starters. Using graded scuba masks was not an option; not only was it expensive – but imagine what would happen if my grade changed (which did every few years or so) – then I’d have to replace them and pay again. Wearing eyeglasses while birdwatching can be one of the most painful experiences ever – imagine finding a rare bird in the middle of the rainforest, only for your glasses to turn foggy and hazy because of all the moist (trust me – even those anti-glare coatings don’t work, and yes, that exact thing happened to me in Borneo, which really made me sad hehe!). The same happens for hiking. And even for watching movies that make my eyes watery and my heart sad. And the list goes on. And for travelling, honestly, wearing eyeglasses instead of contact lens is a big HASSLE. Having sensitive eyes as I have mentioned, means I easily get blinded by light – hence, if you noticed, I like wearing sunglasses a lot (even when it’s not that sunny, actually!).

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But I was willing to deal with all of that since eye surgery was out of the question. First of all, eye surgery sounded so expensive. Secondly, I wasn’t sure I was brave enough for such surgery.

And then it happened again – on our recent trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, I got an eye infection in the middle of our two-week trip. After having experienced one just a few weeks before my wedding, I knew what it was already and even brought the prescribed eye antibiotics for me wherever I went just in case I’d have it again. I knew the infection was caused by my contact lens, so I replaced my relatively new ones (was wearing them for about a week) with new ones. Still, my eyes did not heal. They were painful, itchy, and red. I would close my eyes for long periods and still, it felt like arrows were being shot directly to my eyes. I would sleep even if I was not sleepy just so my eyes could rest, and still, they were as red and painful when I would wake up. Suffice to say, I spent half of the trip just wearing eyeglasses, and I felt so bare. I realized my sunglasses serve as my security blanket, and not being able to use them because I wore my eyeglasses all the time really bothered me.

And that’s when I decided to learn more about lasik. When I got back in Manila, I called up a friend and asked for her help because I knew her grandfather and mother both had eye surgeries. She referred me to Shinagawa Lasik Center. I honestly had no idea about Shinagawa but since I trusted her judgment, I agreed to go there and had my eyes checked.

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And so, I found myself in a room full of high-tech machines. I was expecting to find about 4 or 5 machines for my eye tests, but was surprised to see this much:

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Full screening is the first step in getting lasik at Shinagawa. Remember that I am only talking about my experience with them, because that’s where I did mine – so I am not sure if this is the same first step as the other clinics. The full screening takes about 2-3 hours and will make you undergo a series of tests to determine if you are eligible for the procedure. Some machines estimate your grade, some show the contour of your corneas (and if I remember correctly, give a count of your corneal cells), some estimate the pressure of your eyes, some take measurement of your eyeballs, some check the condition of your pupils at night, etc. Your optometrist will also do a manual test of your grade which will be used as reference for your laser treatment. S/he will also test you in a bright room, and a dark room. And for the final step (which I will never forget), they will put drops on your eyes that will eventually give you blurry vision to weaken the built-in focusing mechanism of our eyes which enables us to adapt to different lighting conditions. This test is important so that they can obtain the real grade of your eyes. Anyway, here’s the catch: this blurry vision will last for about 5-6 hours. I honestly found it kind of cool that slowly, I could feel my eyes getting more and more blurred. But of course, when I stepped out of the clinic and walked on Makati’s streets (to get to our parking), my eyes felt far more sensitive than usual, and if I remember it correctly, my eyes were shedding tears! Thankfully, my friend was there to drive for me, and when I got home, I just slept the discomfort away (Blurry vision was making me dizzy already. Blurry vision with my eyeglasses on was killing me hahaha). I think it was the 6th hour since the drops were given to me that my eyes were back to normal.

Before I left the clinic, I was told my eyes were eligible for surgery (my grade: 4.00 and 2.50), and so, I had about a week to study the different kinds of laser treatments they offer:

 1. Microkeratome (Traditional) – PHP 65,000

-corrects distance and astigmatism

-bladed but automated

-gives back 20/20 vision

-procedure takes about 10 minutes per eye

 2. Intralasik – PHP 89,600

-corrects distance and astigmatism

-bladeless, painless

-gives back 20/20 vision in an instant

-procedure takes about 20-30 seconds per eye

-overnight healing process

 3. Z-Lasik – PHP 140,000

-corrects distance and astigmatism

-bladeless, painless

-gives back 20/20 vision in an instant

-procedure takes about 20-30 seconds per eye

-lessens inflammation

-limits tissue damage (no overlapping functions)

-1-2 hours healing process

*They also offer other eye procedures such as laser treatment for patients who have presbyopia, or collagen crosslinking (alternative to corneal transplant).
*Rates based on their December 2014 pricelist.

That was also the week I spent researching on Shinagawa, and honestly, I couldn’t find a single bad review. This somehow made me trust the company even more. I mean with social media nowadays, it’s so easy to just write nasty things on the internet and yet, no one has written bad reviews about them. I also got to talk to a friend who apparently had his lasik done at Shinagawa. He did it 2 years ago and still so happy with it. My courage was building up, and I knew I had to take action before my fear overcame it.

I ended up taking the Z-Lasik procedure. I wanted the quickest surgery time and the quickest recovery time. Since it was the latest technology, I kind of assumed it had the latest features, and sort of thought it was the safest (It better be. It was the most expensive, after all!)

So, how did it go? On the day of the operation, I came to their clinic with well-rested eyes. They made me wash my face thoroughly cause I wouldn’t be able to do that for at least 24 hours. I was surprised by a plethora of beauty products waiting for me at the comfort room:

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I wanted to try them all had I only known how to effectively use them, hahaha! I forgot that Shinagawa was not only a lasik center, but an aesthethic center!

Anyway, when I got to the resting room, I was given instructions as well as a run-through of how the operation will take (and what I was supposed to do-or not do) to manage my expectations. I was also handed the post-op care kit.

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That’s my medyo-nervous look, hahaha! Yes, I was listening intently, was so afraid to miss an important detail!Hihi!

Dr. Dinglasan, one of the best doctors in the industry, did my operation. He did my left eye first, and while it was actually really painless, I won’t lie: there was still some sort of discomfort. Maybe it was just my eye being all sensitive to the light, and the fact that I was awake and knew that something was being done to my eyes (or that I remembered the movie Awake and was trying hard not to panic, haha). It only took a few minutes, five or ten per eye at the most, but it felt so long for me. I thought it was cool though that it felt like I was in a House (as in Dr. House) scene – with someone shouting my eye pressure (?) or something every second, and all of them focusing on my operation. Dr. Dinglasan was funny, actually. He made everything seem light, and kept on assuring me everything was going to be fine.

Then it was my right eye’s turn, and I think my right eye is more sensitive than my left. It was harder for me to focus that time. I tried my best to keep my eye open, but all it really wanted to do was to close by itself. Operation here took a little longer. It was painless, like I said; it just felt weird. But I just kept telling myself that I only needed to sacrifice a few minutes (or hours) of my life in exchange of years of clear vision.

Some clients don’t even feel the discomfort, they would tell me. I guess I was just paranoid cause this was something that was totally out of my comfort zone. It makes us wonder what more when it’s time for me to give birth, hahaha! Seriously though, am really glad the whole team took care of me the way they did – cause even though I was sort of panicking, they were reassuring and really patient with me.

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That’s Dr. Dinglasan doing my operation. He’s supposedly one of the best in the industry. 🙂 The operation took 15 minutes or less.

Everyone was happy after the operation. I was immediately brought to a dark room so I could rest my eyes. Dr. Dinglasan checked on my eyes again to make sure everything was in check. I was also given a pain killer and was advised to drink it even before the pain came. Great advice, I must say. Yes, there was definitely some pain when the anesthesia wore off, but I thought it was going to be more painful. The “more painful pain” never came – I guess the pain killers did their work.

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The awesome team right after my operation. I could barely open my eyes – I don’t know how I look sort of normal here, but really, my eyes were super light sensitive that time. Hehe.

Going home was the hardest part for me. Since my husband’s car did not have dark tint and we went out of the building in the afternoon, my eyes were really, really sensitive. I kept them closed the whole time and wore my super dark sunglasses which I think helped a lot.

When I got home, I just tried to sleep it off. The pain lasted for about three to four hours after the surgery. After that, there was just some sort of discomfort. I slept with my eye patch on to keep me from scratching my eyes. In fairness to the eye patch, I loved that they were transparent, so I did not feel blind at all. It was actually pretty cool!

The day after, OH MY GOD. I couldn’t believe I was seeing everything clearly! The recovery for Z-Lasik was quick indeed. I went back to the clinic for a quick check-up, and was told to keep on putting eyedrops! I also went through some of the machines again to test the grade of my eyes – they were 10/20! Even better than 20/20!!! I was told I could go back to doing my usual office work, watch TV/movie if I wanted to, but of course, all with caution.

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With the Shinagawa Team and my friend Mishy who recommended them to me.

In my experience, for the first week or two, I could really feel the drain. My eyes would literally tire easily. So I would stop, rest, then resume. For a time, I would get headaches, and when I researched, it seems like I was not putting on drops as much as I should so they were getting dry which caused the headache, so I started putting more drops, and it worked. My headaches were gone! Today, 3 months after the surgery, I still put on the drops, though I don’t feel like my eyes are much dryer than before the surgery. Some people say that this is what lasik does – but having dry eyes to begin with makes me weak in telling the difference!

I have not gone back since the day after my surgery, though I should, just to you know, have them checked and make sure everything is okay. So far, I feel everything still is. Seeing everything clearly without any help is my new norm.

And how did it “change my life”? Let me begin by saying I thought saying it would change my life is OA. I mean, really? Life-changing? But now I can say, it really is, for me who takes much effort to wear lenses atleast. When I hear a bird call in the middle of the night, I don’t have to look for my glasses or wear my contacts to be able to look for it. When I go camping or go on rough adventures with friends, I don’t have to worry about having to clean my hands  thoroughly in the middle of nowhere so I can put contacts on  before we make our way to the summit/ beach/ etc. Whenever it rains, I don’t have to worry that all I’m seeing are moist on my glasses. Whenever I go on a flight, I don’t have to worry about my contacts getting dry when I fall asleep. Even for simple and daily life, I realized it helped me a lot. I tend to wear make-up more now (just the basic, natual looking one – just to look more “presentable” when going to meetings, etc) because my face will no longer be covered by my glasses. I feel it’s easier now to go out without putting on too much effort. I also feel like I can wear my favourite sunnies anytime cause I don’t have to put contacts on just so I can wear them (PS: I love wearing sunnies, that’s why!). These are just some examples, but really, I’m glad I had lasik done. It took me a while to share this with you because I wanted to make sure it really is as worth it as I think, and to this day, months after the surgery, when I don’t even feel a trace of what my eyes went through anymore, I can honestly say, this is one of my best decisions in life!

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Our trip to Japan last October. My first international trip after the surgery, and I had the best date with my eyes, hahaha!

I used to avoid it because I felt it was so expensive, but really, now that I had computed how much I spent on good pairs of glasses (more than PHP 60,000 through the years, with an average of PHP 6000 per pair), the grade of glasses (average PHP 1200 each time for those with UV coating or something – at least PHP 24,000), contact lens, contact lens solution, contact lens drops (at least PHP 30,000) – I honestly wanted to kick myself for not having it done sooner. I think I really spent more (although of course not at one time so it didn’t seem as big at that time), but you get the point. So there. Hope this blog helps you make your own decision! Let me know how you feel after should you decide to do it. Goodluck!:)

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Still on a high – can clearly see all the beautiful things in our travels now, without having to put anything on my eyes first! Wheee! Thank you, Shinagawa. Super happy!

PS: I might be able to score you a little discount if you’re really serious. No promises but I requested for a little discount for my readers from Shinagawa. If you’ve decided to do it, email me at PaulaTheExplorer@gmail.com with the subject: DISCOUNT FOR SHINAGAWA and I’ll see what I can do. No promises, but probably worth your try!:)

PPS: You can also see the testimonial I wrote for Shinagawa’s website HERE. Shinagawa has 32 branches in Japan, 1 in the Philippines, and 1 in Singapore. Their Philippines branch is in Enterprise Building, Makati, Metro Manila.

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I wrote another post on lasik – the facts you need to know before, during, and after surgery! Should you have concerns and questions, I say, don’t be afraid to seek the opinion of a professional (lasik center or doctor). I realized many of my worries and thoughts on lasik were not even true all because I based my belief on hearsay such as: You have to have super high grade to be eligible for lasik, or that you cannot have lasik until you’re 30. Anyway, read about the facts I’ve learned HERE. Goodluck!

48 comments on “My Lasik Experience at Shinagawa Lasik Center”

  1. Marian Reply

    My offic emate who had undergone laser surgery for his eye is still using eye drops up to now. He says it’s because of the surgery. Do you still use eye drops until today or just right after the surgery?

    • admin Reply

      Hi Marian. Yes, I still do. Thanks for this question, I edited my blog and included that information. Honestly, since I’ve always had dry eyes, I couldn’t tell whether my eyes are “dryer” now than before. Like mentioned in my blog, I would get headaches before and it seemed to be because of my eyes drying up and me not putting on drops. My hunch is, I wasn’t feeling the dryness cause my eyes have always been that way, hence I was putting less drops than I should. So I consciously put on more. Today, I still put on drops but way less than the first month after lasik. 🙂

  2. Lily Reply

    Hi Paula, I’ve been wearing glasses for 18 years now. For a few years I wore contacts too but I think my eyes are very dry and I couldn’t wear contacts anymore. This post made me think again of getting LASIK. I would have to ask my retina specialist though because I had hemorrhage in my right eye and needed chemo injection. What was your grade by the way? I’m so blind at -7.75 both eyes with astigmatism.

    • admin Reply

      Hi Lily. Yes, if that’s the case, best to go to a specialist. My grade was 400 and 250. Thank you for asking me this, I already edited my blog and included that info. 🙂 Best of luck to you!

  3. Daenn Reply

    Hi Paula! Are the prices quoted for both eyes already? I’ve been thinking of getting the procedure lately.

      • Daenn Reply

        Thanks for the info. I guess i have to convince my mother first. She’s afraid that something wrong will happen and id end up blind or something. Syempre i said ill do my research first and look for a good clinic. (Im scared too!)

  4. Sunshine Reply

    Hi Paula. I’ve been waiting for this to read. And I’ll be waiting for another post. Having my eyes get lasered was my long time wish. Even before I went abroad I told myself to have eye laser surgery and that was almost a decade ago. Anyway, because of you I was more convinced of getting z lasik done. I just grabbed Shinagawa’s 50% discount last month. Although their price just increased by 17% this November but still lucky to get half of the price. I will undergo z lasik by May 2015 as per the schedule of my annual leave vacation. Can’t wait for my turn to say, I can see everything clearly now without any eyeglasses on 🙂

  5. Raine Reply

    Hi Paula, it was nice of you to share your lasik experience. I have been also wearing eyeglasses and eventually to contact lens. Been wearing contact lens for more than 10years until last year, I went to see an eye doctor cos I noticed that right eye is slowly drooping down. Finding is that cos I have been wearing contact lenses for so many years and that I developed an allergies on my both eyes, not sure though if my eye drooping has any connection my allergies. Anyway, to cut the story short, I have been advised to stop using contact lenses, if not my allergies will get worse. At present, I’m still under medication but been thinking whether I’d go for lasik once my eyes are completely free from allergies. But I also have a lot of concerns like…what if the lasik is not successful, will I get blind? So many what ifs and fears! Well, I guess what I can is to overcome my fear 🙂 By the way, I’m based in SG and I saw Shinagawa Lasik clinic…I wonder if they are under the same group…

    • admin Reply

      I think it won’t hurt to talk to professionals about your concern. Anyway, I think Shinagawa Singapore and Philippines are sister companies. 🙂 Goodluck!

  6. Carla Reply

    Hey Paula! I have been pondering on Lasik surgery for about a year already. I still haven’t decided to give it a go since my friend (who had the surgery a month ago) told me I cannot have it done with a continually changing grade. I change glasses for at least twice a year and I’ve noticed the contacts blur out in the long run. Do you have any suggestions on this? Also, how long have you been wearing glasses? Thank you for this post! I love reading your blog!

    • admin Reply

      Hi. I think it’s best you talk to a lasik center/ doctor. My grades kept changing even up to the day I decided to have my screening. Actually, that was another thing that frustrated me. Before we left for Europe in May, my grade supposedly changed. Then when I got back a month after, it drastically changed again which was weird cause usually, it would take at least a year for me to change grade. And then my glasses just didn’t fit me correctly. I would get a lot of headaches and discomfort. So after accepting that it was probably my new optometrist making the wrong calculations (I went to them cause it was nearer my house and cheaper – grrr, wrong move! Sayang pera huhu!), I went back to my original one and lost the headaches and discomfort. And then the eye infection happened again, which lead me to getting lasik. I’ve been wearing glasses for at least 15 years! Best of luck!

      • Carla Reply

        Thanks for sharing Paula!! It’s kinda good to hear that I am not alone with an inconsistent eye grade.hehe My friends who had successful Lasik operations had stable grades for a year. And that was holding be back from getting one because of my eye’s inconsistency. Do let us know if you may encounter eye problems after Lasik. I’m happy to have read a truthful blog about something which concerns a lot of people. God bless you!

  7. Jomar Romero Reply

    Hi Paula! Thanks for your deep review and experience sharing! 4 Months after your surgery, do you still put eyedrops? I would want the operation and I’m a little bit nervous that’s why I want to know every detail. Is the eyedrop thingy a life-long endeavor or not? thanks!

    • admin Reply

      Yes. I still put. Like I mentioned, I have dry eyes to begin with. But I don’t put it as regularly as before. It helps to have it with me in case I feel like I need one, though. 🙂

  8. ods Reply

    I will have my final series of tests on Friday but I still researched about them. Glad I stumbled upon this very informative blog. my eyes were -7.50 and -7.25 with 100 astigmatism. you can imagine why I really wanted to have my operation done soon. Now, I can only think of the good things this operation will bring me. thanks so much Paula 😉

  9. kristine Reply

    Hi Paula tomorrow i will go for check up i have 6.00 grade both eyes.

    Thank u

  10. Annalyn Reply

    Hi Paula, Thanks for sharing your Lasik surgery experience. I’ve been reading your blog several times to make up my mind that everything will be okay and that I should do it too because I want and need it from long time ago. To be honest I’m nervous, worried and excited at the same time but I’m 100% sure for my decision to do it next month during my short vacation in Philippines. I’ve chosen to do the surgery with Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics because of the positive reviews from it’s previous patients and have chosen Z Lasik procedure because I am sigurista like you. How’s your post operation status at this time? How are you feeling with your eyes after almost a year? Thanks again for your review, I’ve absorbed the courage of your brave heart. Looking forward to experience a better vision soon. 🙂

    • admin Reply

      Hi Annalyn! Wow thank you for sharing your thoughts. And cheers to your decision!:) Don’t worry, you’re not alone in feeling that way. To make you feel better though, my stand is still the same: this is one of the best things I’ve EVER done. I still recommend it to people like you, and my eyesight is better than ever. Goodluck and you’ll be in good hands! Yey!:)

  11. Jona Reply

    Hi, Thankyou so much for your blog. This blog really helps a lot. I’m 21 years old. and my both eye grade was 400. And my eyes getting dry for the contact lens that I wore everyday. I find this helpful, because I want to do the surgery with shinagawa. Im nervous to undergo the surgery but if my decision last I’ll do the surgery.

  12. Carlo Reply

    Hi Paula,

    Loved the post! I am currently in the process of evaluating clinics to get my eyes done. I think I will be going with Shinagawa, you’ve helped me decide. Thanks again and hopefully I also have a good experience!

  13. Bryan Reply

    Any discomfort are you encountering after a year? I am afraid I saw some negative feedbacks about LASIK but I would like to hear some opinions who already done it and have it for more than a year already?

    are you also having a night vision problem? are you able to drive at night and work on a computer??

    • admin Reply

      Hi. So far, everything’s still going well. 🙂 Yes, I get to drive anytime of the day, and I have no problems with working on my computer at night. 🙂 Hope this helps!

  14. Eu Reply

    Hi Ms. Paula,

    Almost one year na. I would like to know if you still using eye dropper provided to you and how much per month?

    • admin Reply

      Hi. Yes, I still do. I don’t use it as much, though. The one I get is PHP 180 from Mercury. I usually buy 3 and put them in different parts of the house (one on my bedside, one in the bathroom, and one in my bag). It lasts a long time. I don’t really count though, so I can’t answer how much “per month”. Hope this helps!:)

  15. dada Reply

    Hello. Thank you po dito. Ako po bata palang Malabo na mata. Wala na pong contact lens or eyeglasses na makakapagbigay linaw s mata ko. OK lang naman po ba nagsalamin at mag contact lens pero kahit gamot ko sila mahirap pa din. Parang useless din.. Sobrang labo padin kasi. Para akong nabubuhay na bulag kahit d pa naman ako totally bulag. Seriously ung vision ko pag wala Kong gamit na anything parang may moist, blurred. Sabi nung mga pinapacheckupan ko eyesurgery n daw tlga ang kelangan ko. Syempre alam natin n mahal yun at d din naman aq mapera.. Kaya hinayaan ko n lang. Tapos s metrodeal lagi ko nakikita yung promo ng shinagawa. Discount s LASIK. Gusto q itry pero natatakot ako pero gusto q tlga tsaka nadedelay din kasi nagagamit yung savings ko para sa mga mahalagang bagay din.. Hopefully by next year makaipon nadin ako. Mababaw man pero dream ko tlga n luminaw ang mata ko. Sino bang hindi pero s case ko parang ito nlng winiwish q sa sarili.. Ayun napahaba.. 🙂

  16. Mae Reply

    Hi Paula. My husband and I are here at Shinagawa right at this moment, waiting for his scheduled procedure. So I decided to make a quick search about the clinic, and here I found you. Info is very helpful and took away my worries 🙂

  17. Anne Reply

    Hi Paula! I had my eyes checked today and as expected it increased. I was bothered because my right eye reached 300 already and I’m quite nervous how everything may change if this keeps on increasing over the years to come. I’m still a student right now but this post made me determined to try my best to earn for this surgery. I miss having a clear vision. Thank you for this review!

  18. Ainah Reply

    Hello!! Ms. Paula. Thank you for this post and it helped me a lot. I just turned 19 years old this month and I always wanted to undergo LASIK. I’ve been wearing eyeglasss since grade 5 (11 years old? but I didn’t wear often that time because my eyes weren’t that bad and I started wearing eyeglasses often when I was in High school) I started using contacts when I was 14 years old and until now. When I go to work I wear contacts but as soon as I get home I remove them and wear glasses to rest my eyes. So I’m thinking about undergoing LASIK because wearing contacts and glasses bothers me. I can really relate to your experiences, what bothers me the most is when I go to the beach then I just can’t wear glasses when I swim, but when I wear contacts, it hurts when seawater gets into my eyes and it will cause irritation. I can’t have fun even when I’m with my bestfriends. Btw the grade of my right eye is 550 and my left eye is 500, my eyes are really bad and that makes me wanna cry. so I just wanna ask that I’ve read some posts about LASIK and some say that when your surgery was not successful, your eyes will be really dry and sensitive to light forever. is it real? and there’s a risk that you can get blind? and I wanna ask how many times do you use your eyedrops a day? Thank you so much in advance!! 🙂 Happy New Year. !!

  19. Lucille Reply

    Hi Ms Paula,

    Thank you for sharing your experience. It is indeed true that using eyeglasses is sometimes an advantage. While using contact lenses is not always convenient especially if you’re in a hurry to work or just in a hurry to go to sleep. Having a LASIK surgery in the future is one of my goals in life. Haha! Just need to save for it. A 20/20 vision is indeed a treasure you learn to appreciate when you’ve lost it already.

    Question: Once you’ve undergone LASIK surgery, what happens to the grade of your eyes? Will it still change through the years? Or is it a lifetime guarantee of 20/20 vision?
    How are your eyes now?

    Thanks again for this review and hoping for your reply. 🙂

  20. Gem Velasquez Reply

    Hi Ms Paula. Thanks for this, though it was 2 years ago, it still has given me encouragement to proceed. I really want to do this lasik so bad. With what I’ve read with your blog, I’ll make ipon na and do it soonest. Hihi. Thanks and God bless! 🙂

  21. Ann Reply

    Hi! Im happy to have read about your blog. Same with you, I had a lasik surgery back in 2013. It has been 3 years since I had the Intralasik done by Dr. Dinglasan and his team and I had the very same experienced/reaction when I woke the next day. It was a life-changing or I actually told my friends that it was a miracle! ^_^.
    I never regreted to undergo the Lasik surgery and most specially the fact that it was done at Shinagawa. For me it was the best decision I made in my life!
    I am still very happy about its result. I used to have around 500 to 800 grade astigmatism and nearsightedness and my eyes were getting worse every year that led me to doing extensive research about Lasik and eye centers. And I must say that Shinagawa is the best!
    Though, its a bit late that I’ve run through your blog post, I would still want to Congratulate you on your new eyes!
    What im doing right now is im taking extra care of my new eyes and I maintain vitamins for my eyes. =)

    • Cathy Reply

      Hi Ann! May I ask how’s your eye condition now after almost 3years of lasik surgery at Shinagawa? Does your eye grade stable since after the surgery? Also, iv read the site about the complication of lasik and it says that ‘the flap never heals’. And in any case that the eye get poked or rubbed agressively there’s a chance that the corneal flap migh dislodged or displaced or might lifted, is this true that the flap never heals? Hope to hear from you, thank you.

  22. admin Reply

    Hi. Starbursting in the first few days as I think my eyes were still adjusting. But other than that, no problem. ❤️

  23. Hann Lacorte Reply

    It’s been years now since your Lasik surgery, Ms Paula. How are your new eyes? Do you still enjoy them as much as you did when you first got them?

  24. Shy Reply

    Hi Ms. Paula, Is it 100% guaranteed that there’s no side effect after the surgery? yes, i’ve been thinking since 2014 if im going to undergo on this but pretty scared but i really wanted to have a clearer and better vision. my grade is around 500 to 600. I saw they have a promo like 30,000 instead of 65,000 and seems like it ok on my budget.

    Looking forward for your advice.

    Thanks! 🙂

  25. Corabelle Reply

    Hi Ma. Paula!

    My daughter is 20 years old & the grade of her eyes is 275. Is it possible for her to undergo Lasik Surgery?

    If it is possible, may I ask of the screening fee is already included in the total price or separated?

    We’re planning to visit this Saturday on Shinagawa clinic & can we have the procedure if ever on same day?

    Thanks a lot! Good bless

  26. Neil Reply

    Hi
    I have a daughter who happens to have an eye problem too a grade which is around 500 and 400, anyone can tell me how much a LASIK cost by this time? Planning to have the procedure during semestral break or Christmas break.. TIA

  27. Alejandro C. Patagnan Reply

    Hi admin! Could lazik be used as a treatment of an eye with signs of cataract? In Asian eye institute there is also a laser treatment more expensive than in Shinagawa.
    Thanks, your reply for any information is of great help.

  28. Cathy Reply

    Hi Paula, thanks for sharing your experie ce at Shinagawa. May I ask how’s your eye condition now after almost 2years of z lasik? Does your eye grade stable already? Also, iv read the site about the complication of lasik and it says that ‘the flap never heals’. And in any case that the eye get poked or rubbed agressively there’s a chance that the corneal flap migh dislodged or displaced or might lifted, is this true that the flap never heals? Hope to hear from you, thank you.

    • admin Reply

      Hello. My eyes are still perfect! Never had to go back to the Shinagawa because of a possible eye problem (well, so far).

      As for the flap question, I have not encountered that problem nor have I researched about it. Best to ask the eye center you choose regarding that before you proceed. Good luck!:)

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