My husband saw an article about Dr. Sakamoto in The Japanese magazine The Lighthouse. The article talked about a new kind of contact lens OrthoK, which allows a person to sleep with a special kind of contact lens, helping to reshape the eye so that one doesn't need contacts or glasses during the day!
Having very poor vision all my life since childhood, I felt very excited that I might be able to wake up in the morning and have normal vision. I called the office immediately, we set up appointments and hopefully we will be able to be candidates for this miracle lens.
We had our first exam, watched a video regarding the contacts, did a series of tests and hopefully will be able to use this awesome technology. I have never seen such a Doctor with such advanced technology. Dr. Sakamoto himself is so knowledgable and his equipment, computer skills, and testing machines are the best in the whole state of Hawaii. I never before saw the testing equipment that he has in his office. So futuristic! I feel so excited that I might be able to have "normal vision" during the day for the first time in my life!
I've worn thick glasses since age 6, wore hard contacts for 30+ years, and soft lenses for a few, but unfortunately they don't work for me any more. To have the possibility to "correct" my vision while I sleep is like a dream come true. I do hope that I will be able to follow this review with the great news that OrthoK works for me.
When I made our appointments, I felt so welcomed by the receptionist Ming. She was so kind and answered all of my many questions. It was great to meet her in person. She, Nadiine and Junko were so professional.... and they all have such a great sense of humor and positive attitude.
It's a big help that Dr. Sakamoto, Junko and Ming can speak Japanese, as my husband is from Japan and it's so helpful that they can explain things in medical terms directly with him.
We are SO HAPPY to be in the loving care of Dr. Sakamoto and his staff. I am SO EXCITED about the possibility to have "normal" vision, and will update my results as they unfold. IF, this contact lens can help to reshape my eyes while sleeping, I will be a walking, talking billboard to everyone I know that is near sighted. It's an exciting time to be alive and have so many amazing miracles at our fingertips!
Thank you so much Dr. Sakamoto, Ming, Nadine and Junko for taking such good care of me and my husband!