Many medical tourists with eye problems come to Thailand to have eye surgery in Bangkok. The Thai capital has the best hospitals, LASIK centres and eye surgeons in the country and the prices are very attractive to boot. Bangkok also has many capable opticians with all brand name glasses available.
LASIK eye surgery is commonly employed in the top eye surgeries in Bangkok. It is a refractive surgery procedure which changes the shape of the cornea to correct certain eye defects, including near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. The surgery only generally takes a few minutes to perform, yet the results are permanent.
Opticians and LASIK Centres in Bangkok
Laser Vision International LASIK Center
This private refractive surgery centre specialises in refractive error problems, guaranteeing results. Medical tourists can have near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism corrected at Laser Vision in a non-intimating environment with experienced LASIK personnel.
Laser Vision International LASIK Center is also better priced than some of the Bangkok hospital eye surgeries. 49/5 Laser Vision Building, Ladyao, Tel: (02) 02-939-6006.
Bangkok Hospital LASIK Center
Bangkok Hospital has a dedicated LASIK Centre and while relatively expensive, results are guaranteed with the VISX® laser technology vision correction system. The Bangkok LASIK Centre uses highly trained and experienced English-speaking eye surgeons and offers excellent attention to detail. 2 Soi Soonvija 7, New Petchburi Road, Huaykwang, Tel: (02) 310 3000.
Bumrungrad Eye Laser Refraction Center
Bumrungrad Hospital has some of the best eye surgeons and experienced team of ophthalmologists in the country, with highly advanced VISX-STAR S4 technology. Treatment can be over in minutes, and while Bumrungrad is expensive, medical tourists benefit from its international hospital status, spotless facilities and unrivalled track record. 33 Sukhumvit 3, Wattana, Tel: (02) 667 1000, Emergency: (02) 667 2999.
Better Vision Silom is one of the top opticians in Bangkok and has an excellent location in the Central shopping mall on Phaholyothin Road. Medical tourists come here for glasses because of the high quality, and the good prices. 3rd Floor, Central Ladprao shopping mall, Tel: (02) 541 1186.