Hoi An Opticians

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.


Standard glasses $US30 – 70
Multi-focals $US70 – 150
Sunglasses $US15 – 70
Contact lenses (3 months) $US10 – 20


  • 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
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Au A

Hours | 9am – 9pm

Add |  78 Nguyen Thai Hoc

Tel  |+ 84 (0) 0935 863 798

Sai Gon
Hours | 7.30am – 9.30pm

Add |560 Hai Ba Trung

Tel | +84 (0) 235 3917 404; +84 (0) 70 4645207

Tuan Hung Optical

Hours | 7.30am – 8pm

Add | 277 Nguyen Duy Hieu

Tel | +84 (0) 909 712 405

Viet Han

Hours | 7.30am – 7pm

Add | 540 Cua Dai

Tel | +84 (0) 986 365 659


Quang Optical

Hours | 7am – 7pm

Add | 400 Hung Vuong, (near Big C)

Tel | +84 (0) 913 402 829

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.

Phuong Nam

Hours | 8am  – 7pm

Add | 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc

Tel | +84 (0)236 3829 986


Da Nang

Dr Chi

Hours | 11am – 12pm; 4pm – 7.30pm Monday – Saturday

Add | 239 Hai Phong

Tel | +84 (0) 914 088 275

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

Hours | 7.30am – 11.30am & 1.30pm – 5pm Monday – Saturday

Add | 68 Phan Dang Luu

Tel | +84 (0) 236 362 4283 (Vietnamese /English)

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.   Price monitor: Cataract Procedure, (mono lens) 8,000,000 vnd (344 USD) &  (multi-focal), 23,000,000 vnd (990 USD).

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