This month, I FINALLY had the courage to undergo Z-Prime LASIK at Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetic, Ortigas Branch! New year, new eye vision! 🙂 I started to wear reading glasses during my freshman year in high school and I think, it was due to my addiction in console/ online games. LOL.
I’ve had countless eyeglass and contact lens because my eye prescription keeps on changing. So, for someone with bad eyesight for too long, this is definitely life changing. I will never again have a hard time looking for my eyeglasses every morning, no more headaches due to myopia, no more stressing out that my contact lens might fall out if I swim, and etc.
The idea of having a LASIK started when I received a promo message from Shinagawa and did a little bit research about it. A close friend of mine also had her LASIK at Shinagawa 2 years ago so she gladly introduced me to her consultant named David. After some questions and clarifications, unexpectedly – my boyfriend, 2 friends and I booked a screening appointment with David.
Before the LASIK surgery, they will do a screening first. In my case, I had my screening last December 22, 2018 and decided to schedule my surgery on January 12, 2019 because I had an upcoming beach trip. Yes, they allow you to do the screening and the surgery on different dates, especially if you scheduled your screening in the afternoon.
During the screening, they will meticulously test your eyes with different kinds of machines, charts and eye drop(s) so it will take around 2-3hrs. The screening is a must because they need to check first if your eyes are qualified for LASIK or not. I’m not sure what are the reasons for being disqualified, but I’m glad that we’re all qualified for Z-Prime Lasik!
What is Z-Prime LASIK?
LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis, is an eye laser surgery designed to reshape the cornea to correct the vision for people who are nearsighted, farsighted and have astigmatism.
Shinagawa’s Z-PRIME LASIK:
1. Is definitely painless due to anesthetic drops that will be given prior to surgery.
2. It allows faster creation of corneal flap with precise and predictable outcome compared to older models of femtosecond laser.
3. It produces the smoothest possible flap profile with even, clean edges regardless of the shape and size of the eye.
4. It provides a faster healing for a clearer vision in a shorter time frame–approximately 2-4 hours recovery is expected.
Photo from http://shinagawa.ph/lasik/z-prime-lasik/
This is it! We were scheduled for the surgery at 2 PM and finished at 4 PM, that was quick right? Take note that you MUST bring a guardian or a friend with you to assist you after the surgery because your eyes will become sensitive to lights and when the anesthesia wears off, your eyelids will become heavy making it hard to open the eyes.
Us, after the surgery. Haha!
Nothing much to prepare, actually, it’s more of waiting for your turn. All patients that are called will stay in the Operating Room. While in the Operating Room, patients will need to wear an OR slippers, dress and cap. A nurse will give out medical kits and will do a short briefing of do’s – don’ts. After the briefing, anesthetic drops will be given — this is where the waiting game starts!
Hooray for being second to be called for the surgery! And guess what?! My surgery took only 5 minutes! I love how they made the LASIK surgery nowadays easy and fast! Tip? Just relax and follow what the doctor instructed. 🙂 I know it is inevitable but I assure you that there is no need to be scared because it’s true that LASIK is painless~
Post surgery, follow your scheduled appointment for eye check-ups and avoid missing it out. So, that’s just it!
The Medical Kit
Why Shinagawa Lasik & Aesthetics?
For those who don’t know yet, Shinagawa is one of the largest Lasik surgery providers and is also a leading Aesthetic clinic in Japan. They currently have 47 branches in Japan while 2 in the Philippines – Ortigas and Makati branch.
Honestly, I don’t know any other clinics that provide LASIK service aside from Shinagawa. Most of my friends also had their LASIK in Shinagawa hence, I chose it and did not search for any other clinics anymore. Not even one of my friends gave bad feedback and if you’ll ask me right now, Shinagawa did a very good job! The staffs are definitely friendly and accommodating — they always smile!
I already had my 1st-day check-up and I was told that my new vision is now 20/12! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Three days already have passed since my surgery and I still can’t believe that everything is now crystal clear! I’m still religiously following the do’s – and don’ts after LASIK though. Haha!
Do’s and Don’ts after LASIK
If you want to have your consultation, don’t be shy to message me, I will give David’s number to you. 🙂
Hope to hear a good LASIK story from you too!
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