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Eye treatment can easily be financially overwhelming, whether you're looking for cosmetic or medical procedures. And if you're financially covered, the waiting list for specific treatments is undesirable. 

Eye care in Turkey has been gaining popularity for years because of the affordability and availability of highly skilled surgeons. But there are other benefits to choosing an eye hospital in Turkey:

The Benefits of Choosing an Ophthalmology Clinic In Turkey

Doctors Abroad Speak And Communicate In English. 

Some patients might hesitate to consider having the treatment abroad because of language or cultural barriers. But in medical tourism destinations like Turkey, Hungary, and Poland, doctors regularly serve international patients. They can communicate in good English.

Some doctors had their training abroad, which explains their good English proficiency. Also, their clinics have assistants who communicate in English.

 You Can Have Access To One Of Europe's Leading Ophthalmologists.

The geographical location plays a role. Turkey has gained a reputation as a top destination for eye procedures. Also, the vast number of patients who travel to these destinations adds value to their experience and understanding of international patients' expectations.

The Procedure Is More Affordable Abroad.

The cost of eye test in Turkey is lower than in the US, UK, and Australia. Because health care cost has been rising for the past few years. Medical procedures cost 40% - 50% less abroad.

It Is Safe To Have The Procedure Abroad. 

You will find the surgeons are highly experienced with years of practice. Their clinics are accredited by renowned institutions like Joint Commission International JCI or International Organization for Standardization ISO.

You Have Access To Innovative Treatment Options. 

Traveling abroad for treatment will open other possibilities or introduce better, more effective treatments.

Reduced Waiting Time 

In some countries like the UK and USA, there is a waiting time for a specific procedure, which can take months. But in medical tourism countries, it is reduced drastically. In some cases, with no waiting time.

Cost of Eye Surgical Treatment In Turkey 

Eye surgery Turkey price range from €1390 - €1590. But, some factors increase the treatment price, like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

The Best Candidate For Eye Treatment In Turkey 

You're a good candidate for eye treatment if you're suffering from a medical condition that affects your sight and you're in good health.

But to receive cosmetic eye treatments (like LASIK), you must be at least 18 years of age, have been using prescribed eyeglasses for more than two years, and have no history of corneal diseases.

The Next Steps If You Plan To Have Eye Care Treatment In Turkey 

  • Choose a surgeon registered with an international governing body like the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Or any other reputable international board. 

  • Verify the surgeon's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how often they performed the treatment. 

  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service. 

  • Ask what's the follow-up steps after the surgery and aftercare procedure steps. 

  • Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 

  • Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment. 

Once you decide on a clinic, we will plan and arrange an all-inclusive eye care treatment package in Turkey that suit your personal preference. To ensure you get the best ophthalmologist in Turkey. 

Eye Care Clinics(33 Clinics)

Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Luna Clinic Turkey Verified
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • 98% would recommend
  • 1000+ treatments(operations) last year
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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Istanbul European Clinic
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul European Clinic Verified
  • 97% would recommend
  • Uses cutting-edge tech
  • Accredited by TSAPS (Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Well-equipped staff
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Dunyagoz Etiler
Istanbul, Turkey
Dunyagoz Etiler Verified
  • Founded in 1996
  • Has 2,500 employees
  • 7 days, 24 hours service
  • Monitored by ISO 9001
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Memorial Atasehir Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial Atasehir Hospital Verified
  • Accredited by JCI
  • Award-winning surgeons
  • High review rate
  • 7/24 working center
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Koç Healthcare Institutions
Istanbul, Turkey
Koç Healthcare Institutions Verified
  • Follows strict standards to deliver exceptional services
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • Founded in 1997
  • Internationally recognized surgeons
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Verified
  • 90% would recommend
  • ISO 9001:2008 and JCI accreditations
  • Leed Gold Certified
  • 231 patient rooms
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Memorial Antalya Hospital
Antalya, Turkey
Memorial Antalya Hospital Verified
  • Designed with modern medical technology
  • Uses the latest technology
  • Has 132 patient beds
  • Accredited by American College & JCI
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Medipol Mega University Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medipol Mega University Hospital Verified
  • One of Turkey's largest hospitals
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • High review rate
  • Online doctor consultations
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Dunyagoz Antalya
Antalya, Turkey
Dunyagoz Antalya Verified
  • Advanced post-op care system
  • High quality hygiene policy
  • 97% would recommend
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
Florence Nightingale Istanbul Verified
  • Accredited by ISO, JCI and the TUV
  • Premium facility
  • Follows the latest treatment trends
  • 700 bed capacity
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By Abdulaziz Ali - Medically reviewed by Prof. Akif Ozdamar, on May 01, 2022

Eye Procedure Recovery Time

The recovery period will differ from one patient to another, depending on the procedure's extent. Before you're discharged, your doctor will provide the instruction you need to speed up your recovery.

Most eye surgeries need a recovery period of between three to five weeks. Expect to return to normal activities within four weeks.

Types of Eye Care Treatment in Turkey 

Popular Medical Treatments:

Cataract Surgery - cataract causes clouding of the eye's natural lens, often leading to a decrease in the patient's vision. Cataracts can affect one eye or both.

Eyelid Ptosis - is when the upper eyelid of one or both eyes droops. This condition is sometimes referred to as the lazy eye.

Strabismus Treatment - is to treat misaligned eyes or double vision.

Popular Cosmetic Treatments:

Eyelid Surgery - is a cosmetic procedure to remove eye bags.

LASIK Eye Surgery - cosmetic procedure to treat near-sightedness or farsightedness.

Possible Side Effects of Eye Surgery in Turkey

Some of the possible reactions you can develop after eye surgeries in Turkey include: 

  • Mild discomfort. Artificial tears can help with this; your eyes will usually feel comfortable again in about 3 to 6 months.
  • Visual disturbances such as glare from oncoming headlights when driving at night. 
  • Red marks. It fades away in about a month.

Eye Surgery Results

Most patients report a high satisfaction rate, and eye treatments in Turkey have a success rate of 90%

How To Prepare For Laser Eye Treatment

  • Stop aspirin and other medications that might contain blood thinners weeks before the procedure.   
  • Do not smoke tobacco at least two weeks before the procedure
  • Use the antibiotic drops before the procedure to prevent an infection
  • Avoid alcohol and other drugs that might affect anesthesia

Quick Facts 

Procedure  Eye Care
Duration  Depends on treatment
Stay  1 - 2 nights
Cost in Turkey  €1390 - €1590
Anesthesia  Depends on treatment
Recovery  3 - 5 weeks
Final Results  After 3 months
Side Effects  Mild discomfort, Visual disturbances, Red marks
Risks  Eye infections, blurry vision
Success Rate  90% - 95%
Exercise  After 2 weeks (light activity)
Back To Work  After  3 days
Scars  No
Pain  No
Related Procedures  LASIK eye surgery, Cataract surgery


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When should I see an ophthalmologist?

You should see an ophthalmologist if you experience physical changes to your eyes, such as crossed eyes or eyes that turn inwards, outwards, upwards, or downwards. In general, it is best to visit an ophthalmologist for an eye test in Turkey before undergoing surgery. 

What is the difference between an optician and an optometrist?

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who can perform medical and surgical interventions for eye conditions. An optician is a professional who can help fit eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision-correcting devices.