Contact Lenses

Prescription for Contact Lenses

○Reasons why we recommend medical check before buying conctact lenses.

  1. To aviod using the wrong lenses
    In order to use contact lenses with correct data of your eye, you must receive medical check and prescription from an ophthalmologist. Since our eyesight changes time to time, you need a thorough inspections from a specialist. You cannot make a decision on your own. Nowadays, living environment is quite diversity so it is necessary to be deliberated carefully about your lens material, power, and shape.
  2. To choose appropriate brand
    There are various brand for contact lenses. It is difficult to choose the suitable lenses from others' evaluation and reviews. We recommend you to receive medical examination from an ophthalmologist and full explanation from the staff, and actually try wearing them before buying.
  3. To find eye diseases before using contact lenses
    There are several diseases that medically prohibit using contact lenses. For example, acute inflammation of anterior eye part, infectious eye disease, uveitis and heavy dry eye are some of the diseases. These diseases can only be diagnosed by ophthalmologists.
    Among these diseases, some of them can be easily noticed by subjective symptoms, but some can be difficult to see under lifestyle habits and other diseases.
    Also, most people leave some diseases untreated. Using contact lenses under those conditions can make the disease worse, and might completely lose your eyesight. By having medical check-up by an ophthalmologist, you can prevent the worst situation.
  4. For patients who have dry eye or eyestrain
    There are lots of people who feel dryness or eyestrain while using contact lens. It is important to judge if wearing contact lens is available for you or not. In addition, doctor will give you information; important point when you wear contact lens, which lens to choose.
  5. Reduce a risk when the lens didn’t fit
    In the case when the lens you bought didn’t fit, there might occur eyestrain or headache if you use them with too much enduring. Depending on the lens, it can cause keratitis or conjunctivitis so it is necessary to consult doctor before buy lens. We recommend you to buy lens at shop whose guarantee is substantial. There is a contact lens shop “J contact” at the same floor of our clinic. Returning and exchanging is available for all contact lens and they also have full of guarantees.

○ Flow

  1. Reception desk

    Fill out the questionnaire.
    Hand it to the reception when you are finished.
    Please fill out the questionnaire.(When you already write it, please just hand it to reception.)
    By bringing the wirtten questionnaire from your home, it reduces your waiting time.

    You can download our English medical questionnaire from below.

    PDFアイコン Questionnaire_for_consultation.pdf

    Click the URL, download the PDF file and print it out at your home.
    Please tell the reception if you have the written questionnaire with you when you visit our clinic.
    First, fill out the questionnaire. Then, come inside the examination room when your name is called by the staff.
  2. Examination
    Number: 227AABZ00095000

    Auto ref keratometer: measure degree of myopic, hyperopia or astigmatism.
    Non-contact tonometer: instrument to measure eye pressure
    the results of the kerato meter
    You will have your view ability checked, based on the results of the kerato meter.
    Choose contact lenses with the staff.
    Choose contact lenses with the staff.
    Wear the contact lens chosen, check your view  ability again and adjust the power.
    Wear the contact lens chosen, check your view ability again and adjust the power.
  3. Consultation
    Having consultation with an ophthalmologist is necessary not only to see if the lenses fit you, but also to see the condition of your eye.

    a lecture on how to put in and take off your contact lenses a lecture on how to put in and take off your contact lenses

    After seeing our ophthalmologist, there will be a lecture on how to put in and take off your contact lenses. (For patients who use contact lenses for the first time.)
  4. Payment of your consultation fee
    Prescription will be made by our staff after explaining the precautions and way to clean your lenses.
    Prescription Payment of your consultation fee
  5. Buying contact lens
    Bring your prescription to the shop next to our clinic to buy your contact lenses.
    the shop next to our clinic

Office hours






(no lunchtime.)


Our clinic is closed on 12/31, 1/1, 1/2, 1/3.


9th floor of Hulic Shinjuku Building,3-25-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022






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Doctor career

Director:Yasuhiro Shinkawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)


Japan Ophthalmological Society
Japanese Retina and Vitreous Society
Japanese Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons

Certification of Completion

Course of Ophthalmic PDT Study Group
Number of cataract surgery up to the present:About 4000


2001 Graduate-Medical Department of Kumamoto University
2002 Department of Ophthalmology Kyoto University School of medicine
2002 Shimada Municipal Hospital
2008 Japanese Red Cross Society
2010 Kitano Hospital The Tazuke Kofukai Medical Research Institute
2014 Shinjuku-Higashiguchi Eye Clinic


Doctor:Fumiyo Hasegawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)


Japan Ophthalmological Society
Japan Ophthalmologists Associasion
Japanese Association for Strabismus and Amblyopia(JASA)


1992 Graduate- Medical Department of Teikyo Univercity
2002 The head ophthalmologist at International Catholic Hospital
2020 Shinjuku-Higashiguchi Eye Clinic

We have 5 full-time service orthoptist, 3 part-time orthoptists, 1 full-time nurse and 3 part-time nurses in our clinic.
Another several ophthalmologists are working here.