According to WHO, 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide, out of which 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. 82% of people living with blindness are aged 50 and above. Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of moderate and severe visual impairment; cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle- and low-income countries. 80% of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. These figures indicate the burden of ophthalmology care needed.
Most of the international patients come to Iran for eye-related disorders as eye care hospitals with specially trained Iranian doctors offer a well-equipped facility for the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of all ophthalmic diseases and eye related problems.
Eye care hospital in Iran and eye surgery in Iran is famous for the international standards and facilities along with the latest procedures in minimal incision surgeries such as LASIK. Refractive surgery also known as LASIK is gaining popularity in Iran as the success rate of LASIK eye surgery in Iran is as high as it is in the abroad and cost of this eye surgery in Iran is very affordable. The availability of best hospitals in Iran for LASIK eye surgery, cataract eye surgery and the reasonable price range for these treatments has made a lot of medical tourists come to Iran.
In Iran, you may get various eye care treatments in an affordable range where you can save up to one-third of what it costs in the US or the UK and even Australia. On an average, a LASIK eye surgery cost for both eyes in Iran is around $1000 in contrast with the surgery costs of $4,500 in the US