Southeast Asia has long been globally recognized as the best region to obtain high quality yet affordable ophthalmology care. This gives patients from less medically advanced countries such as Indonesia a more viable option instead of flying to Western countries, where both travel and eye care costs are significantly more expensive. In recent years, the region has been making significant advancements in pre-clinical development, innovative therapies and eye surgeries, clinical trials, and even translational research in the field of Ophthalmology.
Among Southeast Asian countries, Singapore is considered to be at the forefront of innovation and technology in the field of eye care. The Singapore Eye Research Institute is inarguably the gold standard in providing world-class infrastructure in vision and ophthalmic research. It also collaborates with both local and international research institutes all over the world for further advancements in the field of ophthalmology.
South Korea and Thailand are not far behind in terms of technology and in providing exceptional eye care. Both Southeast Asian countries have been successful in establishing first-class specialty eye care facilities that cater to both local and international patients. Just like Singapore, they have an extensive list of qualified ophthalmologists, many of whom received their degree and attended comprehensive training programs in the West.
Southeast Asian countries’ state-of-the-art medical facilities and advanced ophthalmological facilities are just some of the reasons why you should choose them when seeking quality eye care. Other reasons include extremely hospitable staff and significantly low prices compared to the West.