How much does laser eye surgery cost in Korea?

What determines cost if vision correction

The cost of vision correction varies greatly across the world. As with all things related to cost, prices are determined by supply and demand, inflation, exchange rates and also minimum wages, to name just a few. This means that sometimes the price of goods or services will cost way more in certain countries than in other countries, even if the quality is not as good. An example of this would be the price of a cab in the USA vs in Costa Rica. That can be $10 vs $2! 

The same is true for vision correction! Korea is a developed nation with medical costs more on par with developing countries! This is great news for foreign patients. You get the benefit of world class medical treatment for a fraction of the cost. In order to better understand how the cost of vision correction is determined you will need to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Location
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Which technique will be used
  • What is included in the service

Cost of vision correction globally

Let’s take a look at the price of vision correction globally.

USA – The price of vision correction in the states can be as high as $2500 USD per eye. Vision correction is generally regarded as quite expensive in the US. This is rather high considering the quality of the procedure might not be as good as in Korea. 

India – On the other side of the spectrum we have India. In India vision correction is very cheap. Around $850 USD per eye for LASIK. This is very cheap but the downside is that you would need to travel far for uncertain results. 

Europe – In Germany the price is around $1400 per eye. Usually in Europe you will need to pay extra for services that are not included. 

Cost of vision correction Korea

So what is the cost of vision correction in Korea? With Korea being a global innovator of vision correction techniques and technology, you would expect the price to be the same as the US, or even more. But in Korea the price is more comparable to what you would pay in India or Thailand!

The cost of vision correction in Seoul is exceptionally cheap. This is quite surprising when considering that Seoul has one of the most advanced vision correction medical industries globally and also that the opthalmologists in Korea are trained at some of the most prestigious universities in the world. 

One of the reasons why such high quality vision correction procedures are so cheap is due to the supply and demand factor mentioned earlier. Korea is among the highest visually impaired countries globally. This means that thousands of people get vision correction, every single day! As there is such a huge demand the supply also increases, and that is great news for the patients. More doctors and more clinics means they have to remain competitive and that drives prices down. 

Just like that you have the most advanced vision correction industry offering procedures at prices that are almost unbelievable.

What you get for price

So what is included in the price when you go for your vision correction procedure at B&VIIT Eye Center? When you visit us, the price you are given will include service for BOTH eyes. The price includes: your initial consultation, your eye examination, and actual procedure. This is for if you decide to go through with the procedure. 

If you decide not to get the procedure after doing your eye tests, you only need to pay 50,000 KRW for the examination and 100,000 KRW for the Avellino DNA test, which is done to determine any genetic illnesses present in your eyes. 

Also, outpatient treatment will be charged 15,000 KRW during weekdays and 30,000 KRW during weekends and public holidays from 1 month postoperative check-up for each appointment. We can also provide a medical certificate in English for those who live overseas, and it costs 20,000 KRW.

Justify (Why is it worth it?)

Besides the obvious benefits of getting vision correction done at an affordable price. You will also be able to feel at ease that your eyes will be evaluated by some of the most sophisticated equipment in the world AND that your eyes will be in the care of extremely capable and highly specialized vision correction specialists.

Published by B&VIIT EYE CENTER

B&VIIT Eye Center is an ultra-modern, Korea's representative ophthalmic clinic that has successfully accomplished vision correction surgeries on over 500,000 eyes for 27 years.

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