Hoi An Opticians

Hoi An Guide | Healthcare in Vietnam

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 Glasses690,000 – 1,610,000 VND (30 – 70 USD)
Multi-focals1,610,000 – 3,450,000 VND (70 – 150 USD)
Sunglasses345,000 – 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

Au A

9am – 9pm
78 Nguyen Thai Hoc
+ 84 (0) 0935 863 798

Tuan Hung Optical

7.30am – 8pm
277 Nguyen Duy Hieu
+84 (0) 909 712 405

Sai Gon

7.30am – 9.30pm
560 Hai Ba Trung
+84 (0) 235 3917 404; +84 (0) 70 4645207

Viet Han

8am – 7pm
540 Cua Dai
+84 (0) 986 365 659

Eye Checks & Eye Specialists Hoi An

Dr. Phan Ngo Huyen

Eye Specialist

English and French speaking doctor.

Mon – Sat 11am – 12am & 5pm – 7pm
61 Tran Hung Dao
+84 (0) 235 3861 110

Mr Thien Phu

Optician / Optical

Has good eye testing equipment and issues scripts.

9am – 7pm / 7 days
333 Nguyen Duy Hieu
+84 (0) 235 392 5277

Da Nang Opticians

Quang Optic

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.

7.30am – 7.30pm / 7 days
400 Hung Vuong (near Big C Shopping Centre)
+84 (0) 913 402 829 & +84 (0) 236 3830 917

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.

11am – 12pm; 4pm – 7pm Monday – Saturday
239 Hai Phong
+84 (0) 914 088 275

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.

Map of Opticians Hoi An and Da Nang

Written By
Sharon Guest

Primarily a playwright, Sharon has written for magazines and newspapers in many parts of the world. The author of two books, she is also a co-founder of Hoi An Now.


  1. I’m going to Hoi An in about 1 months.
    Can I ask how updated are the list off shops and prices?
    Best regards


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