Many expats have prescription glasses made in Hoi An. If you do not have a prescription, it is not a problem. They can work out your prescription from existing glasses or they can do an eye test. Generally, the eye test is free. The turnaround process is quick. Mine (copied from existing glasses) were made in under an hour. It could take a couple of days however if they have to send away for a specific type of lens.
Below is a rough price guide of what you might expect to pay. Be aware some shops will charge more. Prices also vary (quite widely) due to the type of lens and frame you choose.
Price Guide for Optical Wear
|Standard Glasses||690,000 – 1,610,000 VND (30 – 70 USD)|
|Multi-focals||1,610,000 – 3,450,000 VND (70 – 150 USD)|
|Sunglasses||345,000 – 1,610,000 VND (15 – 70 USD)|
|Contact Lenses (3 months)||230,000 – 460,000 VND (10 – 20 USD)|
- All the shops listed below have been used and recommended by expats. Some are more expensive than others.
- All shops sell contact lenses (daily / monthly); Vat Han sell 3-monthly contact lenses
Hoi An Opticians
Tuan Hung Optical
Eye Checks & Eye Specialists Hoi An
Dr. Phan Ngo HuyenEye Specialist
English and French speaking doctor.
Mr Thien PhuOptician / Optical
Has good eye testing equipment and issues scripts.
Da Nang Opticians
Quang Optical is very popular among Da Nang and Hoi An Expats. You can buy contact lenses here. The optician speaks excellent English. Due to its popularity prices are higher than they used to be.
Eye Checks & Eye Hospital Da Nang
Dr Chi (Da Nang)
Dr Chi has good English and comes highly recommended by a Korean eye specialist working as an NGO in Da Nang. Her clinic is near Da Nang train station and whilst she is a paediatric ophthalmologist, she is also skilled in treating adults.
Eye Hospital Da Nang
The hospital provides medical examinations and surgery from Monday – Friday. On Saturdays patients can get medical examinations only. There is no need to make an appointment. Just go to the right hand side of the entrance where you’ll find an English speaking attendant. Choose the pink form and opt for the fast track service which costs 100,000 VND. Head up to the 5th floor where they do the examinations.