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
Hours | 9am – 9pm
Add | 78 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Tel |+ 84 (0) 0935 863 798
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
Hours | 7.30am – 7pm
Add | 540 Cua Dai
Tel | +84 (0) 986 365 659
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.
Hours | 8am – 7pm
Add | 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc
Tel | +84 (0)236 3829 986
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
Eye Hospital – Da Nang
Hours | 7.30am – 11.30am & 1.30pm – 5pm Monday – Saturday
Add | 68 Phan Dang Luu
Tel | +84 (0) 236 1022 (Vietnamese /English)
The hospital provides medical examinations and surgery from Monday – Friday. On Saturdays patients can get medical examinations only. If you wish to go to the Eye Hospital it is advisable to make an appointment.