The history of ophthalmology in Iran is attributed to the Achaemenid era. Modern ophthalmology education began in 1916 AD. After the Islamic Revolution, more than 170 ophthalmologists graduated in advanced specialties and Iran was recognized as one of the major centers of ophthalmology in the world. Today, with more than 2,000 ophthalmologists, the access of patients to ophthalmologists has become widespread. Already, Iran's ophthalmic knowledge can be compared to the United State in the field of eye surgery and Iran is ranked first in the Middle East ophthalmology. Iran's ophthalmology has progressed in the last 20 years and is self-sufficient in the field of eye equipment and eye treatment. Iran's ophthalmology is also in competition with many foreign countries, including European countries. In the Eastern Mediterranean Iran is among the countries that rank first in terms of screening, optometry and ophthalmology services.
Eye care in Iran offers some the best ophthalmic surgeons and eye care Professionals with academic expertise and hands on experience in facilities with world class international standards.
Those who seek eye care treatments, in technologically advanced and yet cost saving hospitals and clinic, can take advantage of first class professional care and medical expertise in Iran, without bearing long waiting lists and with a very affordable cost.
Iran, ophthalmology, specialized clinics, university hospital, and other ophthalmologic research centers operate several special clinics of the anterior segment, refractive surgery, retina, glaucoma, strabismus for specialized treatment.
Especially, refractive error (myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia) developed well. Moreover, intraocular lens implantation. With specialists who have many clinical experiences, proved high-tech medical equipment’s and technologies, precise diagnosis, post-operation treatment, post-operation patient management programs, and great facilities and environment comparable to hotel services, in Iran, ophthalmology provides high-quality medical service.
Selected Iran’s private hospitals and clinics offer quality eye care and advanced treatments include: