By Amber Yeoh
When it comes to our health, we always want to have the best doctor giving us the best treatment. What makes our eye health any different?
Kuala Lumpur has a lot of great eye doctors but, of course, you need help finding the best and we can help you with that. Keep on reading to learn everything you need to know before choosing the right doctor for you and your eyes!
How Much Do Eye Specialist Services Cost in Kuala Lumpur?
How much eye specialist services cost depends greatly on the severity of your issue and the charges at the clinic you choose. So that you have an idea of how it’ll cost you, here’s a list of the average cost of common eye specialist services:
|Refractive lens exchange||RM 3,600 – RM 3,900|
|Lasik surgery||RM 3,000|
|Cataract surgery||RM 3,600 – RM 3,900|
Best Eye Specialists in Kuala Lumpur
Check out this list of the best eye specialists in Kuala Lumpur to make sure you get the best treatment available to you!
1. Optimax Eye Specialist Centre
|SERVICES||No-blade cataract surgery, RLE, Eye diseases, Kids eye treatments, Lasik|
|ADDRESS||Bangunan Ahp, 2, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+60 3-6419 2525|
|OPERATING HOURS||Daily |
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Optimax Eye Specialist Centre is an award-winning eye specialist centre for both administrative and clinical accomplishments. Ever since their establishment in 1995, they’ve worked with 300,000 patients which is what made them a pretty known eye care center in South East Asia.
They have 12 ophthalmologists in this branch alone, which gives you a pretty wide range of talented doctors.
For appointments, they require you to bring your NRIC or your passport for registration purposes. They also require you to bring a pair of sunglasses.
For their cataract treatment, they offer no-blade cataract surgery (FLACS) as well as refractive lens exchange (RLE). They also offer treatments for eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, conjunctivitis, cornea disease, and much more.
By the way, if you’re someone who travels a lot, you could really benefit from choosing Optimax as your home eye specialist centre. They’re partnered up with Enrich, the Malaysian Airlines, to be able to give you great deals.
You may use your Enrich Points to avail of services and treatments at a few of Optimax’s branches. Also, you get free eye examinations worth RM360 if you complete a Lasik treatment.
Speaking of payments, one of the best things about Optimax is its flexible payment scheme. For BCA cardholders, they offer installment plans and easy payment methods that range from 12-36 months with 0% interest.
Some of their partner banks are Maybank, Affinbank, RHB, American Express, and OCBC. Click here for the full list of local banks!
Here are a few reviews left by patients of Optimax:
“Located inside AHP building. Staffs are friendly and knowledgeable. They explained slowly and never rush in their explanation. Doctors are also friendly. Price is affordable. Brought friend for LASIK and they have good packages. Drinks are also available in waiting lobby.” -Jia
“Bought my toddler for eye examination because of squint eye. Orthopist Sweet Wei and all assistants we met are very friendly and patience. They make my toddler felt comfy with all eye tests and even eye drop! There are toys to keep her entertaining. My toddler is now keep asking when can we revisit again. Thank you for being so prof and I highly recommend to other parents.” -Sandra
2. Vista Eye Specialist
|SERVICES||Refractive lens exchange, No-blade cataract, Dry eyes, iLasik, Implantable contact lens, Short-sightedness control, Eye examinations, Glaucoma screening, Diabetic eye disease, etc.|
|ADDRESS||No.7, Jalan Prima 1, Metro Prima, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+60 1-800-88-3937|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tues-Sat |
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Since its opening in 1999, Vista Eye Specialist has cared for over 290,000 patients and has been awarded multiple clinical awards for their patient care and service.
They only FDA-approved technologies and treatments for any patient to ensure that they provide safe and effective treatments.
If you want to know all about the procedures they offer, there are downloadable brochures on their website about most of their services listed above.
The services they offer are specifically divided on their website according to the age of the patient. This doesn’t mean that those are the only ages to be treated with those issues but those are the most common issues faced by those age ranges.
For example, those above 40 are more prone to needing RLE, Cataract treatments, and Dry eye treatments. Those 17-40-year-old for ICL and iLasik and 5-17 year old for short-sightedness control.
The only rates they specified are the dry eye diagnostic tests which start at RM 298 and the cataract surgery prices which start at RM 4,998.
Vista Eye Specialist has locations all around Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur to Kepung. They have 10 in total so you can avail of their services even if you’re not in Kuala Lumpur.
Here are a couple of reviews left y SL and Nayli about their experience with Vista Eye Specialist:
“This is first time went for the eye examination. The staffs are friendly and helpful. Dr Calvin gave a details explanation regarding my eyes health. Recommended to bring friends and family members for details checking.” -SL
“Came here for eye examination. The staffs are friendly and helpful. I’m satisfied and happy with how Dr Calvin treat me and he give me clear explanation regarding my eye health. Recommended to anyone who wants to do their annual eye examination. Can bring all your family members here 👍🏻” -Nayli
3. Pentai Hospital Cheras
|SERVICES||Glaucoma treatment, Cataract surgery, Corneal disease treatment, LASIK Surgery, Retinal disorder treatment, Eyelid surgery, Pediatric eye treatments|
|ADDRESS||Suite 33, 3rd Floor 1 , jalan 1/96a Taman cheras makmur Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+60 3-9145 2956|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon-Sat |
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pantai Hospital Cheras houses amazing doctors that offer a wide range of services and specialties, one being ophthalmology.
They have three ophthalmologists; Dr. Chong, Dr. Ching, and Dr. Wong. You may choose which doctor you want by booking an appointment with them here.
Pantai Hospital offers two online services: eHealth Chat and eHealth video consultations that you can also book online. For eHealth chats, these are free 10-minute conversations regarding your general wellness or advice.
For eHealth video consultations, these are 30-minute calls (either voice or video) with your selected doctor. In the event that you’re prescribed any medication by your doctor, you can either have it delivered to your home or pick them up at the hospital.
Note that Dr. Chong is the only one who you can select for eHealth consultations in the Ophthalmology department.
Pantai Hospital Cheras is a panel hospital for most major insurance companies like AIA, Prudential, Great Eastern, Etiqa, and many more. For those who pay their medical bill with CIMB Bank or Maybank Credit Cards, you may enjoy up to 36 months of installment with 0% interest.
4. KL Eye Specialist Centre
|SERVICES||General ophthalmologic examination, Power checking, Cataract extraction and intraocular lens implant, Cornea disease management, Computer vision syndrome management, Ocuplastics, Vitreous and retinal disease management, Myopia control management, Diabetic eye disease management, Children’s lazy eye and squint assessment, Eye imaging, Detailed consultation and patient education|
|ADDRESS||73, 73-1, 75, 1, Jalan Metro Perdana Barat 1, Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+60 3-6250 0077|
|OPERATING HOURS||Daily |
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
KL Eye Specialist Centre is an eye specialist centre located in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.
Along with the latest equipment in eye care, they have a team of medical staff ready to help you treat or manage any eye issues. Their medical staff includes 4 resident ophthalmologists, 4 optometrists, eye-trained nurses, and an orthoptist.
They speak multiple languages which makes them accessible to a variety of different patients. These languages are mainly English, Malay, and Cantonese.
They don’t specify how much any of their services cost on their website but reviews from patients note that it’s a pretty expensive clinic to get your treatments at.
However, KL Eye Specialist Centre does regularly conduct free general eye screenings and sometimes offers free surgeries during large-scale ophthalmology events.
They also have a long list of insurance partners for cashless transactions. If you want to see the full list, you can check it out here.
For patients who are under insurance provided by their company, all you have to do is call KL Eye Specialist Centre and ask whether or not you need a Referral Letter to avail of your covered treatment.
Here are a few reviews left by patients at KL Eye Specialist:
“First of all…. let me thanks KL Eye Specialist Doctors + staffs for giving my husband the best treatment since last year June ’20 till today…. as I bring my husband for following check-up today and come across of this review column….This eye centre (kepong area) is so unique cos their Doctors + staffs know multiple languages even they are different in skin colour…. ha ha ha ha….. just love the way they are….. keep it up KL Eye Specialist Centre and stay safe + happy working….” -Eu
“I had eye problem and found KL Eye Specialist Centre through Google. I went to the centre, Dr. Manoj and his team gave excellent treatment to me. They were very polite, helpful, provides guidance precisely and endless support to me during the treatment. It was right choice to visit KL Eye Specialist Centre for my eye problem.” -Devandra
5. Pusat Pakar Mata EYECARE Specialist Eye Centre
|SERVICES||Eye screening, Cataract surgery, Refractment assessment, ICL, Uveitis treatment, Macular degeneration treatment,|
|ADDRESS||G-17, 18 & 19, Residensi PV21 No. 6, Jalan Usahawan 2, Off, Jalan Genting Kelang, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+60 3-4141 9231|
|OPERATING HOURS||Sun-Mon |
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pusat Pakar Mata EYECARE Specialist Eye Centre is an optometry and eye specialist clinic in Kuala Lumpur.
They provide all the general screenings and treatments for eye issues or eye diseases at an affordable price. Their general eye screening services are priced at only RM 75 and run from 9 am to 12nn every day, except on Tuesdays and Sundays.
The main thing that patients who visit EYECARE appreciate is how thoroughly they explain the issue with their eyes and the aftercare that must be done. Most of the reviews are from parents who brought their kids in, so they’re highly recommended to try out if you’re looking for a family eye specialist.
They have 3D stereograms in the waiting rooms where your kid can check their eyes for fun while waiting for your turn.
Be sure to book an appointment with them before going on over there!
Here are a few reviews from patients of EYECARE:
“The staff are kind, attentive to my child. We are relaxed with the whole process of getting our son assessed by the optometrist. She and the team are excellent! Such patience and kindness when handling my child and genuine concern to help improve my child’s eye condition. I can see the sincerity in their work. Will recommend to parents who have any concerns with their young child’s eye health. Price: For the advise, attention and consultation given, I think they are the best.” -Nada
“Dr Hazlita is a very professional doctor, she explained everything very patiently and precisely. The nurses are also very friendly and polite. Good service here, will definitely recommend!” -Whitney
6. Malaya Optical Optometrist
|ADDRESS||Damansara Uptown (HQ): 71, SS21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor|
Kuala Lumpur: 122, Jalan Imbi 55100, Kuala Lumpur
Subang SS15: B10-G, SS 15/4D, Subang, 47500, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
|CONTACT DETAILS||Damansara Uptown (HQ): 012-622 1101|
Kuala Lumpur: 017-3613 715
Subang SS15: 012-6022 809
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Fri 10.30am to 8.00pm|
Saturday until 7.00 pm
Sunday until 5.00 pm
Malaya Optical Optometrist has been serving people in Kuala Lumpur since 1957. They are the most reliable and trusted professional optometrist center in Malaysia.
Unlike other clinics, they have 10 practicing optometrists that can give you the assurance of quality vision care using the latest technologies. They ensure that all their optometrists are well trained and always updated in the progressive lenses advancement.
In comparison to the ones on this list, they are one of the clinics that carry a wide variety of eyewear. Whether it is for infants, teenagers, or adults, they got you.
What’s great about them is that aside from eye examinations, they also offer eyewear styling based on your face shape. They recommend the best suited shapes and color of eyeglasses for your facial structure and skin tone.
Here are some reviews from their previous clients:
“This has been a family favorite since I was young. That is how long they have been around. My dad still remembers the previous owner who has since retired and his son took over the business with his wife.
This is where I got my first pair of glasses and sunglasses, basically when I need to get my eyes checked, I will visit Malays Optical first. One thing is it is convenient though parking might be a hassle but since they open on the weekends, makes it more flexible to come when it is not office hours. The service is really great here and the workers are polite and knowledgeable when it comes to our optics and what type of glases would suit each person’s power levels.
I find them professional and the owner is always around to say Hi plus he is familiar with his craft so he will recommend you the best pair for your eyesight regardless of the price. Optometrists should be likened to doctors where they care about the health of your peepers and want to correct them and here, you do feel the concern and that is valuable in the service business. I have bought many pairs of glasses from them since and the good thing is you can always go back to service your specs at no or low cost depending on what it is whether it is loose screws or broken lenses. However, they do not do any lasic surgery, that would be best done in a hospital.”
“Malaya Optical has been in business since 1957. That is before Malaysia was formed. I was looking for a pair of new glasses and stumble upon this shop on a Sunday afternoon. With such long business experience, you could tell they are different from the rest. The shop is now run by the third generation successor of the Ho family and he’s a professional optometrist. Most eyewear shops would cramp you into this small room to get your eye tested but this shop has got a very nice spacious eye consultation room. They have state of the art eye profile machine that does eye complication checkups even. They service a bunch of celebrities as you can see from the wall of fame pictures that is hanged on the wall. Pricing can range from RM300 all the way to RM2000. They have a good variety of selection and all the staffs are extremely professional.”
7. OasisEye Specialists
|SERVICES||Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Blepharitis, Cataracts, Types of intraocular lens, Childhood Myopia, Conjunctivitis, Contact Lens Complications, Corneal Collagen Cross Linking, Corneal Infections, Corneal Transplant, Diabetic Macular Edema (DME), Diabetic Retinopathy, Double Eyelid Surgery, Droopy Eyelids, Dry Eye, Epiretinal Membrane, Floaters, Glaucoma, Implantable, Collamer Lens (ICL), Keratoconus, Macular Hole, Retinal Detachment, Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction, Pterygium, Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO), Vitrectomy (Vitreous / Retinal Surgery)|
|ADDRESS||Unit 1-3, Level 1, Nexus Bangsar South, No. 7, Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+603 2730 7676|
+6018 288 7676
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon to Fri: 8am – 5pm|
Sat: 8am – 1pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Oasis Eye Specialists offers a wide variety of services to aid your eye problems. In comparison to other clinics, they only use the latest technology making their clinic internationally competitive.
We recommend them because they are a team of licensed eye surgeons that are professional, friendly, and knowledgeable of their field. They are very patient with questions and make sure to explain every single detail for their client’s knowledge and understanding.
We think they are great since their procedures are smooth and pain-free. Plus, they are dedicated to providing long-term eye health care and provide post-surgery advice.
Their clinic is very clean and organized which adds to the warm environment. Not to mention their welcoming front desk employees that will initially make the process a comfortable experience.
Here’s a review from one of Oasis Eye Specialists’ clients:
“I am very thankful to Dr Vanitha and Oasis Eye Hospital for resolving my eye irritation issue, something that another reputable hospital was not able to diagnose correctly. Her concern to find out the root cause of my eye issue and provide a long term solution is admirable. The patient management system is excellent given that they follow appointment time and there is not much waiting time from seeing the doctor to getting the medication. Thank you again.” – Primila Alagarmathi
Here’s another one:
“I can thoroughly recommend Oasis Eye Specialists. My experience included surgery for detached retina with followup treatment for cataracts. Results have been outstanding and my vision has been fully restored. Specialists are highly experienced & professional; support staff are efficient & friendly; facilities are excellent. Many thanks to the team for a fantastic outcome!” -John Noble
FAQs about Ophthalmologists in Kuala Lumpur
That concludes our list of the best eye specialist clinics in Kuala Lumpur! Entrusting the care of our eyes is a pretty scary thing but these doctors and clinics will take good care of you.
If ever it was, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message about your experience at the clinic. We’d also love to hear about any clinic recommendations you may have for us!
Now, if you ever find yourself in Penang, check out our article on the best eye specialists in Penang!