Our mission is to take care of your vision — literally.


Our mission is to take care of your vision — literally.

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again.” This quote from American poet Sylvia Plath seems to best describe the role of eyes in our lives (though she probably didn’t mean to convey this exact idea by that line). Vision loss must be taken seriously and eye diseases must be treated as soon as possible. We offer you the most effective and affordable eye treatment in Iran at the best hospitals and eye clinics and arrange whatever else you need for a smooth and hassle-free trip.

Why Iran?

Iran is one of the most developed countries in the field of ophthalmology, standing among the top 15 nations in terms of scientific and technological advances in this medical specialty. Patients seeking ophthalmic treatments are increasingly flocking to Iran from all across the world, especially Middle Eastern countries, to get their eye diseases treated in the country. They choose Iran for several reasons:

1- Proficient doctors

Iranian eye specialists are highly knowledgeable and skilled, some of them becoming distinguished at the international level. Iranian ophthalmology graduates usually excel at the annual International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) exams, occupying the top positions in the ranking.

2- Advanced hospitals and clinics

There are numerous modern clinics and hospitals in Iran dedicated to eye care services. Iranian eye hospitals are equipped with cutting-edge medical technologies that are on par with developed countries. The cleanliness and staff professionalism of Iranian clinics and hospitals are also exceptional.

3- Affordability

Iran offers the most affordable eye treatments in comparison with other countries. The low cost of eye care services in Iran has drawn thousands of eye patients from neighboring countries to Iranian medical centers for eye treatments including different types of eye surgery such as cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy, and corneal grafting.

4- Hospitality

Iranians are known for hospitality and generosity. Foreign tourists traveling to the country often immediately notice these common traits as soon as they enter the country. If you ask someone who has visited Iran, they will most likely tell you that their attitude toward this country has dramatically changed after they saw the friendly, hospitable, educated, and civilized people.

Eye Care Surgeries

Lasik Eye Surgery

LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) is a popular refractive surgery used for treatment of astigmatism, nearsightedness, and …

PRK Eye Surgery

PRK is a refractive laser eye surgery or vision correction surgery aimed at correcting mild to moderate vision problems such as…

Intraocular lens (IOL)

Intraocular lens (IOL) surgery is a very effective procedure that uses intraocular lenses to either correct a refractive error or ….

Cataract Surgery

the term cataract surgery addresses a sort of operation whose purpose is to remove the eye’s lens when it gets cloudy …

Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, pills, laser surgery, traditional surgery or a combination of these methods …

Corneal Transplant Surgery

Corneal transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, is the procedure through which the damaged part of the cornea is replaced with…

Chalazion Treatment

Chalazion surgery is a type of eye treatment that aims at removing the painful nodules that might appear on the eyelids of …

Strabismus Surgery

Strabismus surgery loosens or tightens eye muscles, which changes the alignment of the eyes relative to each other

Prosthetic Eyes

If you lose one of your eyes due to a trauma or an eye disease, an artificial eye is the best solution for restoring your appearance.


Blepharoplasty is a surgery to repair droopy eyelids that may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat. As you age

Oculoplastic Surgery

The Oculoplastic/Orbital service provides examinations, diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders, eyelid abnormalities, …

detached retina surgery in Iran

Retinal Detachment Surgery

Retinal detachment might cause several symptoms like flashes of light and floaters. Retinal detachment surgery is done for…

lacrimal duct surgery in Iran with AriaMedTour

Tear Duct Surgery

Tear duct surgery or lacrimal duct surgery is a surgical procedure to open the blocked tear channel between the eye and …

Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment

The early treatment for diabetic retinopathy study has found that laser procedure for macular edema reduces…

Bulging Eyes Treatment

Exophthalmos is an abnormal protrusion of the eyeball. It is also when the eyes bulge out of the face as a result of an increase in the volume of…

Pterygium surgery

Pterygium surgery is performed to remove the abnormal tissue from the cornea and sclera of the eye. The growth of the …

Refractive Eye Surgery

Refractive surgery refers to surgical procedures that correct common vision problems (nearsightedness, farsightedness, …

Eye Examination

An eye examination is a series of tests performed by an ophthalmologist (medical doctor), optometrist, or orthoptist, …

Lid Deformity Surgery

There are many deformities that can affect the eyelids. These can be congenital, acquired or post-traumatic deformity …

Oriental Eyelid Surgery

Also known as double eyelid surgery or Asian blepharoplasty, this surgery involves carefully reshaping the …

Puffy Eyelids Surgery

Eye bags are typically a cosmetic problem, although in some cases extreme puffiness can visually impair sufferers

Eye surgery in Iran: the best ophthalmic treatments within your reach

Fed up with wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses and want to get rid of them for good? Suffering from an eye condition and looking for an effective treatment? Your insurance doesn’t cover your eye treatment expenses and you cannot afford it in your home country? Not to worry! We are here to help you see the world better with eye surgery in Iran at the most decent prices.

Ophthalmology, the technical term for the medical specialty dealing with the eye and eye diseases, is one of the most developed medical fields in Iran and. As said above, Iran is among the top 15 countries in the world in terms of ophthalmology. Now with the country’s measures to boost medical tourism, the number of eye treatment patients hitting Iranian cities from neighboring countries has increased dramatically.

First-class eye hospitals in Iran offering eye care services to foreign patients

Given the great number of highly-qualified medical specialists in Iran, the country has taken significant steps to develop its medical — as well as tourism — infrastructure, in order to beef up the health tourism sector. To this end, many public and private hospitals began adopting special measures to reinforce their facilities and staff, some by opening their International Patients Departments (IPDs), for receiving foreign patients. For the same purpose, the government has issued special licenses to medical centers that fit the necessary requirements for admitting foreign patients.

Apart from beauty treatments — such as rhinoplasty, for which Iran has the highest reputation — in some medical fields, too, the country has shown a vast potential. Eyecare is one of the medical fields in which Iran has made giant strides. There are specialized eye hospitals and clinics in major Iranian cities that offer the most complicated eye surgeries and non-surgical treatments.

The rate of eye surgery in Iran is remarkably high. The current world record for the highest number of eye surgeries performed in a single day is currently held by an Iranian hospital (Farabi Eye Hospital), in which 709 eye operations were performed in only one day in 2013, extending its own record of 450 procedures achieved a year earlier. These surgeries were performed by 30 Iranian eye specialists, with the help of 15 anesthetists, 150 nurses and 200 other hospital personnel.

If it hadn’t been for the great expertise of the many ophthalmologists in Iran, this achievement wouldn’t have been possible. Of the many Iranian ophthalmologists working in Iran and/or abroad, some have gained great reputation and eminence both at national and international levels. One example is Dr. Ali Asghar Khodadoust, known as the father of Iran’s ophthalmology, who was a world-renowned professor of ophthalmology known for his groundbreaking researches on corneal transplantation. Several famous American ophthalmologists selected Dr. Khodadoust as the best graft surgeon in the world. Professor Khodadoust passed away on 10 March 2018.

Not only is the eye care services in Iran very effective and high-quality, but they are also being offered at very low prices compared to other countries. As a result of these advantages, a large number of eye patients from neighboring countries visit Iran annually to receive ophthalmic treatments. Iraqi patients constitute the highest number of foreign eye treatment receivers in Iran.

Why eye surgery?

Eyeglasses used to be the only solution for refractive errors of the eyes for more than seven centuries until the 1950s when contact lenses gained widespread popularity. And if someone had cloudy eye due to what is known as cataract, they had to either endure the cloudy vision for the rest of their life or undergo a gruesome surgery, called ‘couching’, in which a traditional medical practitioner uses a sharp needle to dislodge the cataract of the eye and push it into the eyeball so that the light would enter the eye.

Interestingly enough, couching cataract surgery is still performed in some parts of developing countries such as African nations, where modern eye treatments aren’t available for most people. This traditional cataract surgery is not an effective treatment, though, with a small percentage of satisfaction rate and more than 70 percent of cases being left totally blind.

Today, thanks to advances in medicine and medical technology, not only can refractive errors be corrected with refractive eye surgery or vision correction surgery — eliminating the need for glasses and contact lenses in many cases — but other eye conditions such as cataract and glaucoma can be treated with painless surgery and high success rates.

Keeping pace with the latest trends in eye care and boasting a host of modern eye centers and proficient eye specialists, Iran is one of the best countries for eye surgery, offering affordable treatments to Iranian patients and foreign medical tourists who want to have their eye surgery abroad at affordable prices.

Refractive eye surgery in Iran

Refractive surgery refers to a wide range of eye surgeries aimed at correcting the refractive properties of the eye in cases that light is not properly focused onto the retina, including those suffering from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (an age-related type of farsightedness, mostly affecting people over 50), and astigmatism.

Also known as vision correction surgery, refractive eye surgery includes procedures that use a laser to alter the cornea of the eye, including LASIK and PRK, and those involving placement of artificial lenses into the eyes to provide the individual with a clearer and sharper vision.

We at AriaMedTour work with some of the best eye hospitals in Iran and the best ophthalmologists to offer all types of refractive eye surgery to patients coming from other countries, where eye surgery is expensive or there is a lack of qualified specialists.

Whether you are looking for laser eye surgery (LASIK, Femto-LASIK, LASEK, PRK, etc.) or other refractive surgery in Iran, we will help you arrange your procedure with one of the best eye surgeons in Iran, in Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz, or other cities of your choosing.

Cost of eye surgery in Iran

Given the high availability of medical healthcare services in Iran, including eye treatments, and the devaluation of the Iranian currency against foreign currencies, the cost of eye surgery in Iran is very reasonable compared to other countries. Together with other factors such as the quality of medical tourism services, low cost of travel to Iran, and the diverse tourist attractions, the low prices of eye surgery in Iran is a good reason to travel to the country to go under the knife and get your vision back.

Time to say goodbye to a blurred vision with us

We know well that traveling to a foreign country to have surgery is not without hassle. Just imagine you have to get a visa, arrange for flight and accommodations, book a hospital appointment, and so on while you don’t speak the language of the destination country and are not familiar with the culture. Well, a professional team at AriaMedTour will turn this into an experience you will remember. Just take a look at the videos of our patients who share their experiences with you to get an idea of how you would receive services with us.

If you have plans to have eye surgery in Iran but don’t have any idea how to choose the best doctor and hospital, and are worried about the problems that might come up during your trip, feel free to send us a message for a free consultation.