Bangkok is one of Southeast Asia’s most developed cities that receives millions of visitors every year. The city has been one of the most visited for years and it continues to attract numerous retirees, expats, and medical tourists.
The city is well-known for offering high-quality medical services that cost a fraction compared to most Western and East Asian countries. If you look for medical services in Bangkok, specifically ophthalmologists and optometrists, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we list some of the most reputable and popular ophthalmologists and optometrists that operate in Bangkok. Let’s get started.
Yanhee International Hospital
Yanhee Hospital’s history stretches back all the way to 1984 when Dr. Supot Sumritvanitcha, M.D., N.D., started his first clinic. Since then, the clinic has grown immensely and now caters to foreign medical tourists, offering services in Thai, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, and more.
Their ophthalmology department is leading in Bangkok and offers the following services:
- Corneal conditions
- Eye exams
- Laser eye surgery (Vision correction)
- Retinal disorders
The company has many testimonials on the website and you can even get virtual consultations and find most of the price information there. In addition to ophthalmology, they also have departments in cardiology, ear/nose/throat, general medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, and more.
Office Address: 454 Charansanitwong Rd, Bang Ao, Bang Phlat, Bangkok, Thailand
Laser Vision International LASIK Center
Laser Vision International started in 1998 and is a leading service provider of high-quality medical services in Bangkok. The company focuses on all refractive error problems such as far-sightedness, near-sightedness, and astigmatism.
They also house state-of-the-art-technology and has a service area covering 500 square meters, allocated over four floors. In addition to 3 private consulting rooms, 9 private rooms for examinations, a coffee corner with an outdoor garden, taxi and hotel reservation services, various eyewear, and more.
The company provides services in Thai, English, and Indonesian and has received many good testimonials from foreign and local clients. To see the testimonials and for a better overview of their services, simply visit their website.
Office Address: 49/5 LASERVISION B.D., Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
Sikarin Hospital is a leading private hospital with decades of experience and more than 350 beds in central Bangkok.
The company was founded as early as 1979 with a registered capital of THB 16 million. Opened since 1981, they later got listed on the Thai stock exchange in 1985 and currently manages hospitals in other parts of Thailand.
It’s an acclaimed hospital that won the first prize for organizational cooperation at the Muang Thai Life Assurance Hospital Awards in 2017. For more information, please check their website.
Office Address: 976 Lasalle Rd, Bang Na Tai Subdistrict, Bang Na, Bangkok, Thailand
Thainakarin opened in 1993 and has become a highly acclaimed medical clinic in Bangkok. They currently have the following departments:
- Internal Medicine Department
- Surgery Department
- Obstetrics and Gynecology Department
- Pediatrics Department
- Eye-Ear-Throat-Nose Department
- Dental department
If you want to read more about their services and the inpatient rooms available, including costs and standards, simply visit this page.
Office Address: 45 Bangna-Trad Km. 3.5, Bangna Subdistrict, Bang Na District, Bangkok, Thailand
Rutnin Eye Hospital
Rutnin Eye Hospital is a leading medical clinic in Bangkok that has almost 40 ophthalmologists with degrees from Thailand, Canada, and the US. The team is experienced and has a long experience of helping foreigners with different eye treatments
Disorders treated by the company include:
- Cornea Transplanting and Anterior Segment
- Low Vision
- Orthoptics and Strabismus
The company also works with many international insurance providers, allowing you to use direct-billing. Some of the partners that the company works with include CIGNA, Aetna, and FWD Life Insurance Public.
Office Address: 80/1 Sukhumvit 21 Road (Soi Asoke), Khlong Toei Nuae, Vadhana, Bangkok, Thailand
Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital
Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital has more than 25 years of experience and has a separate department that specifically works with ophthalmology. They have different clinics in Bangkok, not only Sukhumvit where their eye clinic is located, but also in Srinakarin, Chinatown, Thonburi, Chonburi, and Sriracha. They also have a children’s hospital and outreach clinics.
Interestingly, the hospital has been recognized by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Besides, it was the first hospital in the country to get the “Mother & Baby-Friendly Hospital” status in 1990.
Services offered by the company include:
- Diagnosis and treatment all eye-related diseases, including pterygium, glaucoma, pinguecula, cataract, diabetic eye disease
- Visual acuity tests for eyeglasses or contact lens fitting
- Visual field tests to detect eye diseases or nervous system problems
- Cataract surgery using artificial lens and phacoemulsification equipment
- Glaucoma surgery
- Cross eyes (strabismus) corrective surgery
Office Address: 133 Sukhumvit 49, Klongtan Nua, Vadhana, Bangkok, Thailand
Martha Magalei says
Hi, looking for an ophthalmologist for my 100 year old grandma. She has macular degeneration and needs a shot in the eye every 5-6 weeks. She is visiting from USA and is here in Bangkok with us. She needs this done next week. Who can I make an appointment with as Samitivej Hospital?
Sapore di Cina says
Please contact with the hospitals directly
Paul OSMAK says
My friend has retinitis pigmentosa she is blind in one eye and only has 3% vision in the other eye. She says that the rods and cones are dead. I’m just wondering if there’s any tcm that can help or cure? Is there some traditional Chinese medicine that I can buy and have posted to Brisbane Australia ?
Sapore di Cina says
Traditional medicine can’t cure retinitis pigmentosa. Anyone who tells you the contrary is trying to scam you.