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Whether you need a simple checkup or full-on surgery, finding an English-speaking optometrist in South Korea may prove to be difficult for expats who don’t speak the language fluently. Even though Korea, and especially Seoul, is relatively easy to navigate if you’re an English-speaking expat, when it comes to certain things like finding an OBGYN, health clinic, or vet, sometimes you want to make sure that you’re getting all the information that you need to know.

That’s why here at 10 Magazine, we’ve compiled a list of 10 English-speaking optometrists in South Korea, both in and outside of Seoul (in no particular order). Check out our 10 Magazine Directory to find more English-speaking services in Korea. 

English-Speaking Optometrists in Seoul

1. B & VIIT Eye Center | Seocho-gu, Seoul

10 English speaking Optometrists in Korea B & VIIT Eye Center Seoul

Opened in 1994, B & VIIT Eye Center is a center specialized in eye care. The Center aims to provide the best medical services by always prioritizing accuracy and safety, and welcomes both local and foreign clientele. B & VIIT hosts three different centers within its facilities and has half a dozen surgeons on staff, many of whom can communicate with you in both English and Korean.

Available Services:

    • Examination Center
    • Surgery Center
  • Outpatient Treatment Center

2. Kangnam Joeunnun Vision Clinic | Gangnam-gu, Seoul

10 English speaking Optometrists in Korea Kangnam Jeounneun Vision Clinic Seoul

Located in the heart of Gangnam, Kangnam Jeonnun Vision clinic prioritizes the safety of its patients. The center will provide detailed and comprehensive eye tests to determine the best treatment options and provide the best eye care.

Available Services:

    • Lasik or Lasek surgery to fix myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism
    • Lens implant surgery for super high myopia or too thin cornea
    • ICL(Implantable Contact Lens) and Artiflex Lens
    • Lasik or Lens implant surgery for presbyopia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, etc.

3. Gangnam Seoul Bright Eye Clinic | Gangnam-gu, Seoul

10 English speaking Optometrists in Korea Gangnam Seoul Bright Eye Clinic Seoul

Gangnam Seoul Bright Eye Clinic provides services by English speaking team members, experienced Ophthalmologists and staff and world-class surgical equipment. The Clinic specializes in LASEK / LASIK, IOL-LENS and Presbyopia..

Available Services:

    • Cataract Center
    • Vision Correction Center
  • Recalibration Clinic

4. Glory Seoul Eye Clinic | Seocho-gu, Seoul

10 English speaking Optometrists in Korea Glory Seoul Eye Clinic Seoul

Located in the heart of Gangnam, Glory Seoul Eye Clinic provides all services based on trust, confidence and integrity. The clinic will provide comprehensive eye test in order to choose the best treatment options. The optometrists of Glory Seoul Eye Clinic are all dedicated to the highest quality in eye-check-ups for patients.

Available Services:

    • Refractive Surgery: LASIK & LASEK
    • Phakic IOLs (Implantable Lenses)
    • Treat Presbyopia
  • Treat Cataracts

5. Dream Eye Center | Gangnam-gu, Seoul

10 English speaking Optometrists in Korea Dream Eye Center Seoul

Located in Gangnam, Dream Eye Center opened in 2000. After a comprehensive examination, the center will provide a customize eye surgery according to your need. All questions and concerns are important and will be addressed by the optometrists of Dream Eye Center.

Available Services:

    • Laser Surgery
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Comprehensive Optometry Service (eye exams, nonsurgical care, prescription of eyeglasses)
  • Contact Lens

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6. Hangil Eye Hospital| Bupyeong-gu, Incheon

10 English speaking Optometrists in Korea Hangil Eye Hospital Incheon

Hangil Eye Hospital located in Incheon opened in 1985. The Hospital passed strict examination standards of Ministry of Health and Welfare and simultaneously achieved ‘Certified medical institution’ and ‘Designated as Eye specialized hospital’.  Hangil Eye Hospital will do everything to provide the best eye care and provide the best treatment options.

Available Services:

    • Anterior segment center
    • Glaucoma center
    • Retina center
    • Oculoplastic center
    • Lasik center
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology
    • Strabismus
    • Amblyopia clinic
    • Dry eye clinic
    • Internal medicine
  • Anesthesia pain medicine

7. Sungmo Eye Hospital | Haewoondae-gu, Busan

10 English speaking Optometrists in Korea Sungmo Eye Hospital Busan

Located in Busan, Sungmo Eye Hospital was founded in 1988. The hospital wishes to provide the best medical services in the best environment using the best medical appliances. They established cultural centers for different diseases and will provide the best treatment according to your needs such as:

Available Services:

    • Smile LASIK Center
    • Cataract Center
    • Presbyopia Correction Center
    • Retinal center
    • Glaucoma Center
    • Cosmetic Eye Surgery Center
    • Strabismus Center
    • Cornea Center
  • General Eye Clinic Center

8. BGN Eye Clinic |  Busan-jin, Busan

10 English speaking Optometrists in Korea Glory BGN Eye Hospital

Located in Busan, BGN Eye Clinic was founded in 2008. The Clinic proposes basic checkups as well as In-Depths Checkups in order to provide the most accurate treatments according to the needs of the patients. The Clinic is using advanced technology during surgery in order to lead to a successful vision correction.

Available Services:

    • Basic Checkups (Medical Examination, Eyesight Test, Glaucoma Test, etc.)
  • In-Depths Checkups (Corneal degree of curve, Testing corneal opacity and cataract, ORA Test, DNA Test, etc.)

9. Metro Eye Center | Jung-gu, Daegu

10 English Speacking Optometrists in Korea Metro Eye Center Daegu

Located in Daegu, Metro Eye Center is considered as one of the best optometrists and leading eye care specialists in the city. The Center invests in the very latest equipment in order to provide the best treatments. They are a LASIK/LASEK Clinic certified by the Korean Ophthalmologists Association’s LASIK/LASEK committee.

Available Services

    • LASIK and LASEK
    • Cataract Surgery
  • Treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases

10. Nune Eye Hospital | Suseong-gu, Daegu

10 English Specking Optometrists Korea Nune Eye Hospital Daegu

Located in Daegu, Nune (noo-nay) Eye Hospital contains eight different subspecialties such as Glaucoma Center, Retina Center, Cataract Center, Cornea Center, Contact Lens Center, Vision Correction Center, Ophthalmoplasty Center and Strabismus Center. The hospital will provide treatments according to your need. The hospital has services in Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese.

Available Services:

    • Amaris Red LASIK
    • Amaris NoTouch LASEK
    • Amaris IFS LASIK
    • Artisan Lens Insertion
  • Aqua ICL

All photos courtesy of the clinics and hospitals. Cover photo CC courtesy of Pixabay.

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