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, eye strain and other eye diseases
    For those who are using contact lenses with eye diseases might want to know if you can wear contact lenses in your current eye condition. By receiving medical examination by an ophthalmologist, we are able to provide full explanation and precautions so you can use contact lenses safely.
  5. To reduce the risk when the lens didn't fit
    In case when the lenses you bought didn't fit, it might cause you eyestrain or headache if you keep using them. Depending on the lenses, it can lead to keratitis or conjunctivitis. To avoid any eye diseases, it is important to see an ophthalmologist and receive consultation before buying contact lenses.
    We recommend you to buy contact lenses at a store where they provide secure insurance with exchange and refund. The store next to our clinic, "J contact," have full insurance for all contact lenses and accept refund and exchange.


  1. Reception desk
    Fill out the questionnaire.Hand it to the reception when you are finished.By bringing the wirtten questionnaire from your home, it reduces your waiting time.
    Fill out the questionnaire.Hand it to the reception when you are finished.By bringing the wirtten questionnaire from your home, it reduces your waiting time.
    You can download our English medical questionnaire from below.

     Questionnaire for consultation

    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 andtake off your contact lenses
    After seeing our ophthalmologist, there will be a lecture on how to put in andtake 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




11:30-18:30(no lunchtime.)


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


Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013

TEL: +81-3-3981-6363


・1-minute walk from Ikebukuro station east exit.

・Our clinic is on the right side of "LABI (Yamada Denki)".
The clinic is on the fifth floor of the building which "Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ" is on the first floor.


・Access to our clinic from JR Ikebukuro station east exit
・Access to our clinic by car
・Airport to Ikebukuro




Doctor career

Director:Yoshiko Hori

(A board-certified ophthalmologist Ph.D)
English fluent


Japanese Ophthalmological Society
Japan Ophtalmologists Association
Japan Cornea Society
Japanese Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons
Japanese Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery


1986: Graduate-School of Medicine of Iwate Medical University
1990: Post Graduate school of Iwate MedicalUniversity
1991: Iwate prefectural Ofunato hospital
1993: Department of Ophthalmology Iwate Medical University Instructor
1993: Schepens Eye Research Institute of Harvard University
1997: Department of Ophthalmology Tokyo Dental College
1997: Minami-Aoyama Eye Clinic
2008: Ichikawa general hospital Department of Ophthalmology Tokyo Dental College
2010: IkebukuroSunshineStreetEyeClinic(Director since 2010)

Main Research

The three-dimensional organization of collagen fibrils in the human cornea and sclera.(maiden name Komai)


It is said that we are gaining 80 percent of the outside information through our eyes. Because we live in the information-intensive society nowadays, we tend to overuse our eyes at any times, and tend to suffer from various kinds of eye troubles.
Therefore, ophthalmological checkup and care has become significant.
If you have any concern about your eye condition, please feel free to consult us.
We will provide careful treatment and will try our best so that you can receive our consultation with full satisfaction.


Doctor:Yasuhiro Shinkawa

(A board-certified ophthalmologist)


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


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: Ikebukuro Sunshine Street Eye Clinic


The eye clinic is the place where the patients, who have vision problems, can recover their eye function and feel how great ''I CAN SEE THINGS' 'is. When we share something impressive with the patients, we feel the happiest.
We’ll continue seeing the patients sincerely.
Thank you very much.
We have 1 full-time service orthoptist, 3 part-time orthoptists, 1 full-time nurse and 1 part-time nurses in our clinic.