Asian Eye offers OFWs and their families quality eye care

On its 15th anniversary, Asian Eye Institute offers Filipinos working abroad and their families easy access to quality eye care through its Mabuhay OFW Promo.

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Open to all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents, the Mabuhay OFW Promo is designed to respond to the common eye care needs of children, adults, diabetics and seafarers. It offers 15% discount on the following services comprehensive eye exam for children and adults, cataract screening and surgery, LASIK screening and surgery, diabetic eye screening and seafarer’s screening.

To enjoy the discount, patients will simply need to present proof of overseas employment (POEA approved contract of employment, certificate of employment or contract worker stamp on Philippine passport/seaman’s service record book) and valid ID.

Asian Eye Vice President and General Manager Mr. Alwin Sta. Rosa shares, “Hardworking OFWs abroad are proof of how truly world-class Filipino talent and skills are. In turn, we are committed to making sure that OFWs also receive the world-class care when they or their families come to Asian Eye.”

This promo is also focused on promoting good eye health. He adds, “Eye care is often a low priority of Filipinos but so many jobs – from construction workers, to hotel frontliners and office workers – depend on having clear vision. We hope to encourage OFWs to be proactive about eye care so that they can continue to be productive and achieve their goals in life.”

The Mabuhay OFW Promo runs from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.  Click here to know more.

 

 

Asian Eye’s 15th Anniversary OFW Promo

 

MECHANICS

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Promo Period:
September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017

 

 Qualifications

  1. Open to all OFWs and their dependents.
    1. For OFWs with families, his/her dependents are: spouse, children and parents of both spouses.
    2. For single OFWs, his/her dependents are: parents, siblings aged 18 years old and below.


How to Avail

  1. Present any of the following valid proofs of overseas employment at the Asian Eye clinic reception:
    1. POEA approved contract of employment
    2. Certificate of employment from foreign employer, Philippine Embassy or Consulate, Tourism attaché or Labor attaché
    3. Contract worker stamp on Philippine passport / seaman’s service record book
  2. If you are a dependent of an OFW, present a copy of any of the OFW’s proof of overseas of employment with your personal ID (SSS, school, senior citizen’s).
  3. Availments must be scheduled within the promo period. Surgeries may be scheduled up to three months after the promo period. Subsequent re-scheduling after a no-show or cancellation of schedule will forfeit the discount.

 

Where to Avail

  1. These are the services covered by each clinic:

Services

Clinics covered

Comprehensive Eye Check-up Rockwell, Trinoma, U.P. Town Center, Mall Of Asia and Commercenter Alabang clinics.
Cataract Screening Rockwell, Trinoma, Mall Of Asia and Commercenter Alabang clinics.
Conventional Cataract Surgery Rockwell
LASIK screening Rockwell, Trinoma and Mall Of Asia clinics.
LASIK Surgery Rockwell
Diabetic Eye Screening Rockwell and Trinoma.
Seafarer’s Screening Rockwell, Trinoma and Mall Of Asia.

 

Others

  1. Discounts do not apply to premium intraocular lenses and victus for cataract surgery.
  2. The discount in this promo may be used only for cash or credit card payments.
  3. Promo is not valid in conjunction with any other ongoing promotions, discounts and coupons.

 

Per DTI-FTEB SPD Permit No. 12831 Series of 2016

EyeSite Stonewell Promo Mechanics

Buy a new home in Stonewell and get 50% off on your eye check-up and 15% off on all your diagnostic procedures within the first ten days of your check-up.
Mechanics:
 1. Stonewell residents will enjoy 10% discount on eye checkup. They just need to present proof of residence (valid gov’t -issued ID with address or billing addressed to a Stonewell address) prior to availment of discount.
2. Discount vouchers which will be given to those who will buy property at Stonewell.
50% off on Eyescan
50% off on eye checkup 
15% off on diagnostic procedures within 10 days of checkup 
Promo Period: September 1, 2016 to September 1, 2017
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EyeSite offers affordable, quality cataract surgery

According to the Department of Health (DOH), roughly 570,000 Filipinos are blind in both eyes in the Philippines, 62.1% of which is due to cataract.

Cataract is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Commonly affecting people over 60 years old, cataract occurs when the normally clear lens of the eye gets cloudy, causing blurry vision. It can affect one or both eyes and interferes with vision as it grows larger over time.

According to Dr. Cheryl Arcinue, Uveitis and Ocular Immunologist, Retina and Vitreous Disease and Cataract Specialist, and Comprehensive Ophthalmologist at EyeSite by Asian Eye Institute, the development of cataract cannot be prevented but it is relatively easy to treat. “Cataract can only be removed through surgery. The lens with cataract is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. It is a common procedure, and it can be done in less than 30 minutes.”

However, the real challenge is not treating cataract but eliminating blindness due to cataract. “Blindness due to cataract can be prevented if the condition is detected early and monitored regularly. Patients are recommended to undergo surgery, especially when they start experiencing poor night vision and difficulty reading or doing other daily tasks. The problem is, many patients today delay their surgery because of the surgery cost,” she says.

This year, EyeSite reaches out to cataract patients in the broader market by offering a cataract surgery package. Senior citizens who are also PhilHealth members can now avail of the package with a minimal cash-out of only P2,250! The package includes expert eye care from Asian Eye-trained ophthalmologists, a US-made lens, and three (3) free eye checkups after the surgery.

“Previously, cataract surgery rates start at around P20,000. This is why we decided to come up with an affordable but quality cataract package,” she explains, “Through this package, we hope to be able to help encourage cataract patients to undergo surgery so they can continue to enjoy their golden years with clear vision.”

EyeSite by Asian Eye Institute is a one-stop eye care center and optical shop. Established in 2014, it offers both foreign and local patients quality eye care, treatment and surgery at affordable rates.

EyeSite also offers EyeScan, an eye disease pre-screening service that can detect if you are at risk of blinding eye diseases like cataract, glaucoma and retinal problems. It also performs cataract screening and surgery. EyeSite is located at the 2nd floor, Old Building of St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. For inquiries, you may call (043) 7407669 or 0995-4730227.

 

FAQs about the 50% EyeScan Promo at Asian Eye U.P. Town Center

1.) How do I avail of the promo?
You must present a screenshot or a printed copy of the availed Facebook offer.

2.) Do I need to schedule an appointment?
There’s no need for an appointment when availing the promo. The Eyescan test only takes about 5 to 10 minutes.

3.) When will I get my Eyescan results?
Your Eyescan results will be released either within the day of the test or the following day.

4.) Can Eyescan determine my eye grade?
No, but Eyescan is a pre-screening service that can detect if you have signs of a potentially-blinding eye disease like cataract, glaucoma, retinal problem or cornea and external problem. After the test, a recommendation will be provided in case you need to see a specialist for a particular eye disease.

5.) Is the consultation with the doctor already included in the promo?
Consultation is not included in the promo but if you are interested in scheduling a consultation with our doctors after the EyeScan, you can contact Asian Eye Institute U.P Town Center at 955-9725

6.)Are walk-ins allowed in Asian Eye Institute U.P. Town Center?
Yes, they accept walk-in patients

To avail of the promo, click the button “Get the Offer” on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/asianeyeinstitute/

 

Dr. Robert Ang wins two awards at the 29th APACRS Convention

 

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From left to right: Refractive Department Fellow Dr. Mark Rivera, Refractive Department Director Dr. Robert Ang, and Refractive Department Fellow Dr. Niccolo Valencia

Dr. Robert Ang received two awards at the 29th Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS) Annual Meeting held in Bali, Indonesia.

His paper entitled “Long-Term Outcomes of Monocular Implantation of Small Aperture Intraocular Lens” won Best Paper, while “Prospective Study of a Schlemm’s Canal Microstent in Combination with Phacoemulsification for IOP Reduction in Open-Angle Glaucoma” (HYDRUS II Study) won the 2nd Place Best Poster Award (General Category).

Congratulations, Dr. Ang!

Understanding Cataracts

Written By: Charizze Henson

With age comes wisdom, but it frequently comes with cataract too.

Cataract is the clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. A common cause of vision loss in people age 60 and above, cataract causes blurry vision and makes it difficult for patients to difficult to see at night or in low light. Some are sensitive to light and glare or have dimmed vision, so they need brighter light for reading and doing other activities.

However, cataracts do not only affect the elderly. Asian Eye Institute Retina and Vitreous Disease Specialist and Uveitis and Ocular Immunologist Dr. Cheryl Arcinue explains, “Some people believe that cataracts are for old people, but younger people, children and even infants can have it, too. They are likely to develop early cataracts especially if they have a family history of cataracts or have diabetes, hypertension, eye trauma or high nearsightedness. Smoking, obesity and too much sun exposure are also risk factors.”

The development of cataract is gradual and painless, making patients unaware they have it. At first, the cataract may only affect a small part of the eye’s lens. As it grows, that is when they start to notice the signs and symptoms.

Patients do not have to wait for the cataract to be “ripe” before it is removed. “The cataract can be removed if they are already having difficulty doing their daily tasks like reading, cooking or driving,” says Dr. Arcinue, “The only effective way to remove it is through surgery where the clouded lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens or intraocular lens. Once removed, the cataract does not grow back.”

Contrary to common beliefs, cataract surgery is among the safest and most common surgical procedures. Asian Eye has been performing cataract surgeries since 2001. At present, it performs the Victus Femtolaser Cataract Surgery, a bladeless surgery that makes it easier to remove the cataract.

“The Victus Femtolaser technology brings higher level of precision as it uses less energy to break and remove the cataract. Less energy means lower chances of getting eye inflammation and faster healing. It also promotes better visual outcome as it creates a perfectly round opening in the capsule of the cataract, so there is a more stable position to place the IOL.” At present, the Victus Femtolaser technology is only available at Asian Eye Institute.

Eye examinations can help detect cataracts and other eye problems at their earliest stages. Asian Eye offers comprehensive eye exam and cataract screening. It is located at Phinma Plaza in Rockwell Center, Makati with satellite clinics in TriNoma, Mall of Asia, Commercenter Alabang and Family Vision Center in UP Town Center. For inquiries, you may call 898-2020 or email eyehelp@asianeyeinstitute.com.