About Us

Metro Eye Center is regarded as one of the leading eye care specialists in Deagu, South Korea. Our surgeons have helped thousands of people enjoy better vision. We are committed to excellence because the world turns to us for
answers, and our patients turn to us for the best eye care treatment available.


Metro Eye Center invests in the very latest laser, surgical and pre-op testing equipment available on the market. From LASIK & LASEK to cataract surgery and to the treatment of vitreo-retinal diseases, Metro Eye Center invests in the most high-tech equipment available. Our doctors are always up-to
-date on the newest and best treatments and technologies.
Learn more about our newest lasers and other technologies by visiting our technology page.


The surgeons at Metro Eye Center are among the most experienced and well-trained in the entire
country. Together they have performed thousands of surgical and laser procedures.
They have taught courses to other doctors at major national and international meetings of ophthal-mologists. Our surgeons are fellowship-trained, having completed extensive training as eye surgery

Metro Eye Center is recognized as a center of excellence by major pharmaceutical and medical
device manufacturers. Our surgeons are continuously sought out by manufacturers to conduct
clinical researches and trials on new medications and technologies.

Surgery Centers

Metro Eye Center has been awarded the certificate of LASIK/LASEK Clinic issued by the Korean
Ophthalmologists Association’s LASIK/LASEK committee. The award means that the surgery centers
has met nationally recognized standards for quality care. In order to achieve accreditation, the
surgery centers underwent an extensive on-site survey of its facilities and services. The survey team, composed of experienced ophthalmologists and administrators evaluated all aspects of patient care.

Metro Eye Center also utilizes affiliated laser centers specially designed for vision correction.
The laser centers are constantly monitored to maintain strict humidity and temperature levels, which are imperative for the equipment to work properly.

Our Culture

Every member of our Metro Eye Center team is dedicated to providing excellent patient care.
Our company motto is “Quality Patient Care First”, and we will work hard to make you feel like
you are our priority throughout every step of your care with us at Metro Eye Center.

What is the difference between LASIK and LASEK?

LASIK procedure doesn’t take up a lot of time.

Depending on the person, some people will get over the discomfort within 3 to 4 hours. Patients will have to use eye drops that they prescribe for about30 days. The aftermath varies from person to person but there is not a bigdifference.The day after the procedure about 90% of your vision has been cured.So, you can go back to your daily activities the following day. Also, patientshave less post check-ups than LASEK. It has little to no influence from sunlight.

LASIK is more expensive than LASEK due to the extra equipment that are used. LASIK procedure would be ideal for busy workers who would have go back to their daily life immediately, people who drive every day, or patients who willhave difficulty coming in for post check-ups.

LASEK and LASIK procedures are about thesame time.

But, patients of LASEK may feel more discomfort afterwards than the LASIK procedure. This discomfort feeling may last 2 to 3 days and patients will have to use eye drops for 3 to 6 months. The use of eye drops varies from person to person. Some patients may only need the eye drops for 3 months whereas others may need it for 6 months. The negative part to this is patients have to be out of sunlight for about 3 months. Patients must be extra careful with exposure to sunlight. This all varies from patient to patient. After the procedures, the amount of pressure that is put into your eyes will be relieved immensely.

Since there is a difference from patient to patient, it would be best to decide which procedure after going through multiple exams and consulting with a doctor.

This would lead to your next question,
why Metro Eye Center instead of other places?

Aren’t they all the same? Actually, this is not true. Metro Eye Center has done the most vision correction procedures in all of Daegu and
Gyeongbuk region. To add onto their credibility, they have not any medical accidents that have occurred within the last ten years.

Metro Eye Center also uses the most state of the art equipment in comparison to other clinics. Different equipment is used to fully
check patients’ eyes. These equipment will examine the patients eye condition to give the best analysis before the LASIK or LASEK
procedure. Since everyone’s eyes are very different, these equipment can cater to virtually everything for the doctor to have a better
outlook and procedure that is customized for each patient. All of this equipment is from credible manufacturers internationally.

With this state of the art equipment, the price is actually a lot lower compared to other places around the region. The doctors have a lot of experience with these procedures, there are a lot of equipment to examine patients to the fullest extent, and over 100 doctors also received this procedure from the doctors at Metro Eye Center.

To give assurance to the patients, all of the doctors at Metro Eye Center received vision correction procedures from Metro Eye
Center. If it wasn’t safe, would these doctors have received this operation?

Since all of the doctors at Metro Eye Center have experience as a patient receiving the treatment, they are able to explain it better from
the patient’s point of view. Whatever uncertainty you may have felt, these doctors will be there to answer them and assure you that you
are under the right hands.

Surgery Procedure

  • Surgery can take place on the same day if you register in the morning.

  • After registration, you will go through various check-ups to get a full understanding of your eye's condition.

  • The doctor will answer all of your questions regarding the surgery and also brief you on your condition.

  • the doctor will meet with you to advise which vision correction surgery would be proper for your condition.
    Also, the doctor will take a closer look at your eyes after reviewing the check-ups that were done beforehand.

  • After consulting with the doctor, the surgery will take place.

  • You must come back for follow ups for the doctor to see how your eyes are healing.

  • All of these check-ups are included in the surgery price.

How to get there

  • Car: Novotel Daegu building. Parking is available using the same garage for Novotel and Daegu City Center.
    When you park, take the B Elevator to the 6th floor.
  • Subway: Get off at Joongangro Station (Daegu Subway Line 1) and go to Exit 15.
    You will be right in front of Daegu City Center/Novotel. Use the B Elevator to the 6th floor.

Pricing info on Vision Correction Surgery

  • LASEK Price is about 1,000,000 won
  • LASIK Price is about 1,500,000 won
  • The price includes post check-ups (6 months) to see how you are healing.

Business hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 09:00 ~ 17:00
  • Wednesday 14:00 ~ 17:00

Pre-op testing equipment

  • OQAS
  • Oculus pentacam
  • Stratus OCT
  • RTA
  • IOLMaster500
  • Humphry720i
  • NT-530P
  • TRC-NW300
  • FDT
  • Scout
  • Phoropter
  • A-scan
  • Argon laser
  • YAG laser
  • OQAS
  • Oculus pentacam
  • Stratus OCT
  • RTA
  • IOLMaster500
  • Humphry720i
  • NT-530P
  • TRC-NW300
  • FDT
  • Scout
  • Phoropter
  • A-scan
  • Argon laser
  • YAG laser
  • OQAS

    The system is based on the double-pass technique which provides an objective measurement of the optical quality of the eye. A point light source is imaged on the retina where the size and the shape of the spot is then analysed by the system providing invaluable data which quantifies optical quality and scatter in a wide range of clinical situations.

    OQAS HD Analyser images contain all the information about the optical quality of the eye including all the higher order aberrations and scattered
    light, being both generally missed by most aberrometric techniques. It is the only system which objectively measures true visual quality and scatter in the eye today.

  • ORB scan

    This optical mapping or corneal topography system mapping system is a diagnostic tool that shows the overall architecture of the cornea including surface power, thickness, front and back shape. Using an illuminated ring pattern and a beam of light that is shined across the cornea, the image
    sensors in the Orbscan IIz acquire over 9000 points of data in less than 2 seconds.

    That data is transformed into a wealth of information about the architecture of the cornea. The Orbscan IIz is unique among corneal topographers
    in its ability to image the posterior surface of the cornea. Early signs of certain corneal diseases or abnormalities are seen first on the posterior
    corneal surface.

  • Pentacam/Oculus

    The Pentacam® is a rotating Scheimpflug camera system for anterior segment analysis. It measures topography and elevation of the anterior and
    posterior corneal surface and the corneal thickness. The degree of corneal or crystalline lens density is made visible by the light scattering properties of the respective media and is automatically quantified by the software. Measurement of the anterior and posterior corneal surfaces supplies the
    true total refractive power of the cornea. The data on the posterior surface support in Keratometry for toric IOL calculation and orientation as well
    as in the detection of early ectatic changes.

  • Stratus OCT

    The standard of care system for comprehensive retina and glaucoma management.
    Visualize virtual histology.
    High resolution cross-sectional imaging for the comprehensive management of glaucoma and retinal disease. Assess RNFL change.
    GPA Advanced serial analysis reports statistically significant change and rate of change in RNFL thickness.
    Expand your clinical confidence.
    Most extensive library of clinical studies in the industry and over 8000 systems installed worldwide.
    Offer comprehensive care.
    Valuable for pre- and post-op cataract patients to identify and illustrate cause of poor vision.
    Increase practice productivity. Operate the full analysis capabilities from the lane, your office or a remote location

  • RTA

    The Marco RTA-5, retinal laser scan, is one of the newest and most advanced pieces of equipment that has been recently released for your vision
    needs. This scan can detect the early signs of degeneration of the optic nerve due to glaucoma and diabetes.
    The retinal scan produces photographic images of your eye, which serve as a map of the eye, to recommend the most effective treatment.
    A harmless laser scans the retina resulting in an image of the surface similar to a photograph and will also measure the thickness of the retina at
    the macula to aid in the early detection of macular changes, including macular degeneration, and around the optic disc which can give early
    indi cations of glaucoma. The diameters of the veins and arteries can also be analysed to check for signs of raised blood pressure.

  • IOLMaster500

    The IOLMaster was the first automatic biometry system available which did not make contact with the patient’s eye.
    With 100 million power calculations performed worldwide, the IOLMaster is the Gold Standard in cataract biometry with precision that satisfies the demands of clinicians looking for optimal refractive outcomes.

    In denser cataracts the ZEISS IOLMaster 500 achieves a measurement success ratio that is up to 20% higher than that of other optical biometry
    devices.3 Even with staphyloma, pseudophakic and silicone-filled eyes the ZEISS IOLMaster 500 measures along the visual axis, yielding the relevant axial distance. And with its Haigis-L formula on board the ZEISS IOLMaster 500 is dedicated to myopic and hyperopic post-LVC cases.

  • Humphry720i

    Advanced diagnosis and analysis with comprehensive connectivity options Validated by more than 25 years of research, design and clinical experience, the Humphrey® Field Analyzer (HFA™) is the accepted standard of care in glaucoma diagnosis and management. With over 65,000 installed
    units worldwide, the HFA is the premier automated visual field analyzer.It is standard that reflects our shared commitment to the enhancement and preservation of vision.
    A standard that expands the potential of perimetry with new technologies that offer unique insights to support you in glaucoma clinical detection, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management.

  • NT-530P

    This unique model combines Non Contact Tonometry and Pachymetry in one unit, which in turn provides the automatic calculation function of the compensated IOP based on the central corneal thickness.Taking advantage of the principal of Schiempflug camera, the NT-530P provides non
    contact measurement of the patients central corneal thickness. With its smart 3D auto tracking and auto shot, it allows safe, easy and accurate
    measurement on the pachymeter.

    The NIDEK innovative technology enhances APC (Automatic Puff Control) to the next stage. It reduces noise and air intensity and achieves a softer and quieter air puff than ever, allowing more patient comfort. Based on many years of developing examination equipment, Nidek incorporates the unique auto complete non contact tonometer measurement by automatically detecting the most appropriate value and completing the

  • TRC-NW300

    Integrated digital CCD camera provides 8 megapixel images of superior quality Excellent detail of the retinal surface for all types of diagnostic
    requirements, from disc evaluation for glaucoma to diabetic retinopathy without the need for dilating drops Seamless interface to IMAGEnet™ Lite, for advanced image documentation, archiving, retrieval, enhancing and printing of retinal images

    Patient consultation module facilitates patient education and compliance Auto focus, auto exposure and auto shoot for added operator convenience and quick screenings Small pupil capability (3.3mm) and low flash intensity aids in difficult cases All-in-one design enhances portability of system

  • FDT

    Frequency Doubling Technology (FDT)is a new "peripheral vision" test which specifically tests one type of nerve cell which is most prone to damage from conditions such as glaucoma.  This gives us an ability to check for subtle vision loss years before it could be found by standard peripheral vision tests.  FDT testing takes less than a minute and is very easy to do. 

    takes less than a minute and is very easy to do. automated perimetry (SWAP) offer unique opportunities toward the goal of earlier detection and
    diagnosis. Both of these technologies are still in their infancy and continue to evolve.

  • Scout

    Corneal topography is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye.
    Since the cornea is responsible for about 70% of the eye's refractive power, its topography is of critical importance in determining the quality of
    vision. Our Scout Topographer takes 14,000 data point maps of the cornea which can be used to diagnose a number of conditions, plan refractive surgery such as LASIK, and custom design specialty contact lenses including our Wave Corneal Molds.

  • Phoropter

    A phoropter is an instrument comprised of cylinders, prisms, and lenses that measures the eye’s refractive error to help determine and eye
    prescription. Phoroptors can also be used to measure the eye’s natural resting position, near-distance focal ability, binocular vision and eye
    movements. Refraction errors can also be identified using a refractor, which uses convex lenses to examine how the eye processes light.

  • A-scan

    Any ultrasonic instrument typically records two fundamental parameters of an echo: how large it is (amplitude), and where it occurs in time with
    respect to a zero point (pulse transit time). Transit time in turn is usually correlated to reflector depth or distance, based on the sound velocity of
    the test material and the simple relationship.

    The most basic presentation of ultrasonic waveform data is in the form of an A-scan, or waveform display, in which echo amplitude and transit
    time are plotted on a simple grid with the vertical axis representing amplitude and the horizontal axis representing time.
    The example below shows a version with a rectified waveform; unrectified RF displays are also used. The red bar on the screen is a gate that
    selects a portion of the wave train for analysis, typically measurement of echo amplitude and/or depth.

  • Argon laser

    For the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).The laser beam opens the fluid channels of the eye, helping the drainage system work better. In many cases, medication will still be needed. Usually, half the fluid channels are treated first. If necessary, the other fluid channels can be
    treated in a separate session another time.

    This method prevents over-correction and lowers the risk of increased pressure following surgery. Argon laser trabeculoplasty has successfully
    lowered eye pressure in up to 75% of patients treated.

  • YAG laser

    Its real name is "Neodymium-Yttrium Aluminum-Garnet laser". The YAG laser can cut the opaque membranes by creating a series of tiny explosions in a line or cross pattern. This procedure is called posterior capsulotomy.

    Thus, if you experience impaired vision after cataract surgery, the YAG laser may promptly restore your vision without a risk of bleeding or infection inside the eye.The YAG laser is used only to treat "after cataracts” but not to remove the cataracts.

  • SPECULAR Microscopy

    Specular microscopy can provide a non-invasive morphological analysis of the corneal endothelial cell layer from subjects enrolled in clinical trials.
    The analysis provides a measure of the endothelial cell physiological reserve from aging, ocular surgical procedures, pharmaceutical exposure, and general health of the corneal endothelium. The purpose of this review is to discuss normal and stressed endothelial cell morphology,
    the techniques for determining the morphology parameters, and clinical trial applications.

Have a quick look around Metro Eye Center

  • 01 Entrance by an elevator
    01. Entrance by an elevator
  • 02 Entrance by an escalator
    02. Entrance by an escalator
  • 03 Reception
    03. Reception
  • 04 Waiting Room
    04. Waiting Room
  • 05 Waiting Room
    05. Waiting Room
  • 06 Inspection Room_Pre-op testing #1
    06. Inspection Room_Pre-op testing #1
  • 07 Doctor's consulting room
    07. Doctor's consulting room
  • 08 Inspection Room_Pre-op testing #2
    08. Inspection Room_Pre-op testing #2
  • 09 Consulting by an assistant
    09. Consulting by an assistant
  • 10 café
    10. café
  • 11 café
    11. café
  • 12 Companions waiting room
    12. Companions waiting room
  • 13 수술자 대기실
    13. Waiting for an operation
  • 14 Operation Room #1
    14. Operation Room #1
  • 15 Operation room hall way
    15. Operation room hall way
  • 16 Operation Room #2
    16. Operation Room #2
  • 17 Operation Room #3
    17. Operation Room #3
  • 18 Operation Room #4
    18. Operation Room #4
  • 19 Recovering after an operation
    19. Recovering after an operation
  • 20 Operation Room #5
    20. Operation Room #5
  • 21 Consulting
    21. Consulting
  • 01 엘리베이터
  • 02 에스컬레이터 입구
  • 03 접수데스크
  • 04 대기실
  • 05 검사대기실
  • 06 검사실
  • 07 진료실
  • 08 정밀검사실
  • 09 상담실
  • 10 카페
  • 11 북카페
  • 12 수술보호자 대기실
  • 13 수술자 대기실
  • 14 수술실 내부1
  • 15 수술실 내부2
  • 16 ICL 백내장 수술실
  • 17 레이저 수술실
  • 18 옵티라식 수술실
  • 19 회복실
  • 20 백내장 수술실
  • 21 백내장 수술 가상체험실

LASIK surgery experience

Surgery Reviews

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47. So happy with my results!
이 름 : Megan Hansen / 직 업 : Housewife / 지 역 : -
수술법 : 라식/뉴아이에프에스 / 수술일 : 2018.02.05
[수술전 L] 0.2 [수술전 R] 0.3 → [수술후 L] 1.2 [수술후 R] 1.2-1
46. Great experience!
이 름 : Sarah Stevens-Tyler / 직 업 : Home Manager / 지 역 : -
수술법 : 라식/옵티 프리미엄 / 수술일 : 2018.02.13
[수술전 L] 0.1이하 [수술전 R] 0.1이하 → [수술후 L] 1.5 [수술후 R] 1.5-1
45. LASEK Surgery results(Left eye)
이 름 : Corwin Facey(47세) / 직 업 : Program Coordinator at the University of Maryland University College / 지 역 : -
수술법 : 라섹/옵티 프리미엄 / 수술일 : 2017.06.03
[수술전 L] -0.75/-1.00 [수술전 R] -1.00/-0.50 → [수술후 L] 0.00/-0.25 [수술후 R] -1.00/-0.50
44. 20/20 vision again (June 2017)
이 름 : Michele Reyes / 직 업 : Teacher / 지 역 : -
수술법 : 라식/레드 프리미엄 / 수술일 : 2017.06.19
[수술전 L] 0.1이하 [수술전 R] 0.1이하 → [수술후 L] 1.5 [수술후 R] 1.2
43. My eyesight was very good
이 름 : Andrew Duddleston / 직 업 : Student / 지 역 : -
수술법 : 라식/옵티 프리미엄 / 수술일 : 2017.06.22
[수술전 L] 0.1이하 [수술전 R] 0.1이하 → [수술후 L] 1.2 [수술후 R] 1.5
42. A life without glasses.
이 름 : Miriam Janke / 직 업 : Student / 지 역 : -
수술법 : 라식/레드 프리미엄 / 수술일 : 2017.04.03
[수술전 L] 0.1이하 [수술전 R] 0.1이하 → [수술후 L] 1.5 [수술후 R] 1.5
41. Metro Eye Clinic was easy, efficient, and effective.
이 름 : Marisha Boyle / 직 업 : English Teacher / 지 역 : -
수술법 : 라식/옵티 플러스 / 수술일 : 2017.02.04
[수술전 L] 0.15 [수술전 R] 0.3 → [수술후 L] 1.5-1 [수술후 R] 1.5-1
이 름 : Kara Doehling / 직 업 : / 지 역 : 대구
수술법 : 라식/옵티 플러스 / 수술일 : 2017.02.20
[수술전 L] 0.1이하 [수술전 R] 0.1이하 → [수술후 L] 1.0 [수술후 R] 1.0
39. I am very happy!
이 름 : Alannah.M / 직 업 : English Teacher / 지 역 : -
수술법 : 라식/옵티 플러스 / 수술일 : 2017.01.07
[수술전 L] +4.50 [수술전 R] +4.25 → [수술후 L] 0.9 [수술후 R] 1.2-1
38. I am a very picky person when it comes to medical facilities and procedures!
이 름 : Crystal Vanderpool / 직 업 : Human Resources Specialist / 지 역 : Daegu
수술법 : 라식/옵티 플러스 / 수술일 : 2016.05.13
[수술전 L] 0.1이하 [수술전 R] 0.1이하 → [수술후 L] 1.5 [수술후 R] 1.2
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