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TRSC International LASIK Center

TRSC International LASIK Center

Bangkok, Thailand

968 Rama 4 Road,
6th Floor U Chu Liang Building

Focus Area: TRSC International LASIK Center | LASIK Eye Surgery | Phakic Intraocular Lenses | Near Vision (NV) LASIK | PRK | Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) | FemtoLASIK | Cataract Surgery | Bangkok, Thailand Best LASIK Eye Surgery Hospital, Phakic Intraocular Lenses Center, Affordable Near Vision (NV) LASIK Clinic, PRK Treatment, Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) Cost, Top Qualified Cataract Surgery Doctor, Benefits of  FemtoLASIK, Bangkok, Thailand

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Welcome to TRSC International LASIK Center

Asia's largest standalone LASIK and full refractive surgery center. Caring for international patients from 67 countries since 1997. Our full-time international patient team ensures that your stay with us will be memorable and hassle-free. At TRSC, we solve your vision problems.

About TRSC

TRSC International LASIK Center is a private-sector ophthalmic surgery center specializing in the surgical correction of vision problems using a surgical method called LASIK, which is the safest, most advanced, and most accurate vision correction procedure available today. 

TRSC has served more than 3000 international patients to date. We have patients traveling from USA, UK, Japan, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the neighboring countries in Asia such as Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Indonesia.

TRSC is the largest stand-alone LASIK facility in Asia. In addition to our grand size, we are also the first to be awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2000 certification and the only LASIK Center in Thailand to be awarded the Superbrands Award.

Our Treatments

At TRSC we treat different eye diseases: nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) using a surgical method called LASIK, which is the safest, most advanced, and most accurate vision correction procedure available today. 

We also offer other refractive surgeries such as:

  • Cataract surgery.
  • Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
  • PRK
  • Near Vision (NV) LASIK
  • Phakic Intraocular Lenses (Phakic IOL)

Services are of excellent quality and can be available at short notice unlike long waiting lists for surgery in western countries with government-regulated healthcare.

Patients also come to Thailand from all over the world not just for LASIK at TRSC, but they can combine other medical services in Bangkok on the same trip. As an added bonus, they can enjoy the holidays in the beautiful country of Thailand for the same cost that will pay for only the treatment back home.

Why to Choose Us?

  • Excellent Quality, Services & Facilities.
  • TRSC is proud of the team of highly trained international counselors. Speaking your language, they are well versed in all aspects of your treatment and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.
  • All our personnel has undergo vigorous training and meet specific requirements before being entrusted with the task of caring for our patients.
  • All our surgeons have chosen the most advanced and proven wavefront laser and technology and have had excellent results.
  • TRSC International LASIK Center has been awarded for its excellence in patient care.
  • TRSC has been the leader in successful LASIK results for over 13 years.
  • Once you become our patient, you become a part of our TRSC family. TRSC will follow through making sure you are happy and have good vision

Our Staff

The majority of our international patients have chosen TRSC for the LASIK surgery  because we are refractive surgery specialists. TRSC does not provide a wide range of eye treatments as do hospitals or other private clinics. TRSC has become very skilled in this regard due to such a narrow focus. Apart from LASIK, we also provide other means of vision correction such as PRK, NV LASIK, Phakic IOL and cataract surgery.  Depending on a patient's eye measurements, some of the aforementioned vision correction options may be better suited for certain patients. The surgeon will be able to provide more information as to which procedure is right for you. 

Why Thailand?

Over the last few years Thailand has become a hub for medical tourists from all around Asia and the rest of the world. A TRSC study showed that our international patients travel to TRSC for LASIK treatment due to various reasons. The two most important reasons are the experience of the surgeon, and the price. We offer LASIK at a fraction of the cost back home with the same or better medical equipment and technology. 

At TRSC, your vision is our priority.


Our Center

A recent TRSC study showed that nearly 30% of our patients are international visitors to Thailand. They can be categorized into 2 groups of patients. First are the patients traveling to Bangkok for a combined visit of leisure and LASIK at TRSC and the other group is traveling to Bangkok only for LASIK treatment. The second group chooses TRSC due to our reputation, great service and lower cost.  Most of these are referrals from past patients who are very satisfied with the results of their LASIK treatments.


  • At TRSC, we are the biggest stand-alone LASIK facility in Asia, with over 1,700 sq.m. (18,300 sq.ft.) of grand, luxurious, VIP-style servicing area.
  • Our facility consists of 5 modern operating rooms, a large- and medium-sized seminar rooms, private consultation rooms, a computerized data processing system, and convenient parking spaces.


  • At TRSC, our team of Refractive Surgery Specialists is extremely experienced in LASIK, as we pioneered LASIK in Thailand almost a decade ago.
  • Our team of ophthalmologists regularly participates in international meetings to exchange experience with refractive surgeons around the world. You can be assured that you are in the care of professional, international-standard specialists who are on top of any new developments in cutting-edge refractive surgery technology.
  • Our management team is highly experienced and specialized in the administration of a LASIK center. All our personnel must undergo vigorous training and meet tough specific requirements before being entrusted with the task of caring for our patients.


  • At TRSC, we strive for "First Class Service" for every one of our patients, with staff who are highly qualified to give you the counseling and the personal care that you need. We are meticulous in what we do every step of the way, before and after treatment, so as to give all our patients the most satisfactory, continuous service.
  • TRSC LASIKScreenTM Program, exclusively at TRSC, analyzes the possibility of LASIK in individual interested persons.
  • TRSC LASIK Library, also exclusively at TRSC, is a LASIK knowledge base as complete as anywhere in the world, in the form of multimedia presentations.
  • We employ an advanced computerized appointment system for our patients' convenience.

Lifetime Service for Lifetime Satisfaction

At TRSC, we stand behind your vision results for life because we have confidence in our surgeons and in the stability of our patients' long term results. Our intention is to help you maintain the best possible vision throughout your life. We make this possible because we take every step necessary to look after you even after your surgery.

We call it "TRSC Lifetime Service for Lifetime Satisfaction". This term was coined based on the fact that we take such good care of your eyes and if you ever need re-treatment in the future to maintain optimal vision, it can be done without charge* regardless of the length of time after you had LASIK with us.
* Except for medication fee


TRSC International LASIK Center offers a variety of different technologies. Although newer advanced technologies offer increased opportunity for excellent vision, the necessity for using them varies with the individual qualities of each patient’s eyes (such as spectacle prescription, pupil size, corneal thickness, internal higher-order aberrations, and corneal curvature). TRSC’s LASIK Refractive Surgery Specialists will consult with each patient and help guide their decision in order to provide the best possible results.

At TRSC, your vision is our priority.


Our Products

TRSC is a full refractive surgery center. Apart from LASIK, we also provide other means of vision correction.

Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)

LASIK is a surgical procedure to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism that utilizes the Microkeratome to create a corneal "flap" of about one-third of the total corneal thickness. The excimer laser is then used to reshape the exposed middle layer of the cornea. The flap is finally put back to assume a new shape created by the excimer laser.


PRK was the original laser refractive surgery and at one time was the most common available. It was introduced in the 1980's and even today it continues to demonstrate a high level of safety and effectiveness. PRK became less common by the end of the 1990's with the introduction of LASIK. Despite LASIK's shortened recovery time, PRK remains an option with its own set of advantages and may at times be suggested instead of LASIK. Unlike LASIK, a flap is not created during PRK. Instead, the cornea is treated directly with the excimer laser, altering its shape to provide the needed prescription.

Near Vision (NV) LASIK

Starting at approximately 38 years old, most people will begin to notice that reading and other near tasks are not as easy as they once were. Focusing up close becomes more difficult. By the mid 40s, many must struggle to read a menu and are unable to read a price tag at a store without using reading glasses. For these people there is now a choice that can decrease their dependence on glasses and can help them see both near and far.

NV LASIK is a new form of LASIK treatment for people with presbyopia (age-related near vision problems). Unlike typical LASIK surgery, only one eye is treated. This eye is given a small amount of near-sightedness for reading and near work. This allows the recipient to live a normal life without needing to carry a pair of glasses everywhere they go for even simple tasks such as looking at a menu.

Phakic Intraocular Lenses (Phakic IOL)

Phakic intraocular lens is a special type of lens designed to correct vision in the same way as contact lenses except they are placed permanently in the eye. The term phakic means that the natural lens in the eye is not removed. IOL stands for IntraOcular Lens which are small lens implants. Therefore, the term Phakic IOL means an artificial lens which is implanted inside the eye, leaving the eye's natural lens in place. Phakic IOLs are often used to correct vision in patients unsuitable for LASIK (thin corneas, high refractive errors, etc). There are different types of phakic intraocular lens such as the implantable collamer lens (ICL) and the phakic refractive lens (PRL).

Cataract Surgery

Cataract is a deterioration of the natural lens due to age which causes it to become progressively cloudy, milky, yellowish or brownish cataract. The light passing through to the retina is partially blocked and this results in unclear image. Left untreated, a cataract can become so dense that it causes blindness. In fact, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. In Cataract surgery, the natural lens is removed and replaced with a new lens. The treatment is performed as a day surgery procedure, patients are not required to stay overnight in a hospital.

There are several new models of intraocular lenses but the most popular is the foldable one. The lens can be folded and passed through the tiny 3.5 millimeters incision. After the insertion, the intraocular lens will slowly unfold and stay permanently stable in the eye. The intraocular lens, made from special and safe material, replaces the natural cloudy lens after aspiration of the cataract. The intraocular lens implantation can enhance the sharpness of natural vision. Patients may still need glasses for reading. The ophthalmologist will prescribe the appropriate reading glasses, if needed.

At TRSC, your vision is our priority.


Our Health Care Staff

Dr. Ekktet Chansue was the first surgeon to perform LASIK in Thailand, and probably in Asia, in 1994. In 1989, Dr. Chansue became the first ophthalmologist from Southeast Asia to be invited to join ORBIS International, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help combat world blindness utilizing its DC-8 airplane converted to a teaching eye hospital. His special interest in cornea and refractive surgery led to the determination to give the miracles of clear vision to all inflicted with sight problems.

Dr. Sukanda Swasdibutra is a graduate of Mahidol University, Faculty of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand. She completed a residency in ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital. Dr.Sukanda completed a clinical fellowship at Excimer Laser Vision Center, Queensland, Australia. She served five years in Metta Pacharak Hospital as a Refractive Surgery Specialist. She is recognized as “The First Surgeon to perform LASIK in Government Hospital”. She has performed thousands of refractive surgery procedures.

Dr. Sabong Srivannaboon graduated from Faculty of Medicine (Honors), Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1993. After graduating, he completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Siriraj Hospital. He completed his fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and he also completed the fellowship from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Sabong has performed thousands of refractive surgery procedures. He also participates in several international meetings among the ophthalmologists worldwide as a lecturer and a visitor. He has served as an assistant professor in ophthalmology at Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital and Refractive Surgery Specialist at TRSC.

Dr. Pichit Naripthaphan graduated from Mahidol University, Faculty of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand. He completed a residency in Ophthalmology, Department of Medicine, Ministry of Public Health. Dr.Pichit completed Automated Lamella Keratoplasty: C-LASIK Course in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. He also completed fellowship at Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation, Department of Ophthalmology,USC Medical School, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Dr.Pichit is now Chief of Refractive surgeries and Contact Lens Unit, Rajvithi Hospital, Ministry of Public Health. He is now also Chief of Rajvithi Hospital’s LASIK Center. He is recognized as “The first Thai surgeon to perform BI-OPTICS (Phacoemulsification+LASIK) procedure”.

Dr. Pavika Thammano graduated with Honors from the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand and was a resident in ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Cornea & Refractive Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital. More recently, Dr.Pavika completed a fellowship in Cornea at Cornea Consultant, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She has performed thousands of refractive surgery procedures. She has served as a Refractive Surgery Specialist, Cornea & Refractive Surgery Service, Pinklao Navy Hospital as well as at TRSC.

At TRSC, your vision is our priority.



Ms. Sonia Couling
Top Model, Actress

“I have researched LASIK for a long time, gathering information from websites in Thailand and other countries. There were many reasons that I would be a difficult case and I needed the best surgeons and the newest technology. My eyes are extremely important to me and I wanted the best care for them possible. I have great faith in the quality of the treatment at TRSC International LASIK Center. The experience was wonderful. I know that I made the right choice to trust TRSC.”

Mr. Bundit Ungrangsee

Winner of Maazel-Vilar International, Conductor Competition at Carnegie Hall

"For a conductor, vision is very important. Conductors use their eyes to communicate. If my eyes are obstructed by glasses, the effectiveness of using my eyes in communication would suffer immediately. Right after having LASIK, I felt a new freedom while conducting. Many people who know me, particularly foreigners, have asked me, ‘You are now living in America why did you have LASIK in Thailand?’ I answered right away that I trusted TRSC. Everyone in my family had LASIK at TRSC as well.”

Ms. Sirinya Burbridge

Former Miss Thailand World / Model / Actress

“I had to put on contact lenses every morning for ten years, which was annoying. My fear is more that they’re quite risky. Sometimes I wore glasses to give my eyes a rest, but I hate things on my face. I kept wearing contacts and I kept getting eye infections. I decided to consult with TRSC International LASIK Center. Now I literally have supernormal vision. My eyes are much more comfortable. I dumped [the contact lenses] right in the trash.”

Ms. Jennifer Su

Senior News Anchor, Thai TV Channel 11 Newsline Presenter, UBC Series & Virgin Radio FM 105

Now many who know TV / radio personality Jennifer Su for her hats have been surprised of late to see her at social galas in the thick glasses which make her look more like a geeky professor than a glamorous anchor for TV Channel 11’s Newsline. Jennifer recently followed the example of other famous celebrities in discarding her contact lenses and having LASIK eye surgery. For a month prior to eye surgery, Jennifer had to take a break from her work on TV and at Virgin Smooth FM 105 (Never mind having to forgo her annual Mad Hatter Birthday party) to rest and undergo a long series of examinations. “Before the surgery”, she reveals. “I couldn’t see anything and I was crashing into the elevator doors all the time!.”She then flew to the US for surgery but doctors decided it was too risky, given her extreme near-sightedness. Disappointed, Jennifer returned to Thailand where she was referred to one of Asia’s top LASIK surgeons, Dr. Ekktet Chansue, who has to date performed some 10,000 such operations. Now Jennifer says she has 20/20 vision. “It’s a miracle…I can see clearly for the first time in 20 years!”The Mad Hatter says she’s more than happy to donate her eyeglasses to charity, and she’s madly happy about her vision now – it’s better than it’s ever been. With her newfound vision and a new CD in the works called “Ballads from the Hat”, perhaps a good song choice for her next album would be “I Can See Clearly Now”.

Annichaya Susutti
"I love swimming and adventure sports, for which wearing glasses is not practical or comfortable. I was ready to finally get rid of my glasses, so I decided to have FemtoLASIK done at TRSC."

Akechai Sriprasert
"I was not happy or comfortable living with nearsightedness and being so dependent on glasses. The advanced technology of FemtoLASIK along with the doctor’s expertise has given me a new life without glasses."

Natcha Chantra
"The comprehensive eye exam at TRSC before surgery was very thorough and made me feel comfortable and have trust in the doctors and the procedure. I decided to go through with the surgery and chose FemtoLASIK, which was the best choice for my eyes."

Mrs. Ellie Pape
"I chose Carl Zeiss FemtoLASIK because I think that's the way it's going with the most advanced technology. It's always evolving, and I decided to go to for the best chance of good vision. Also, the laser sounds better to me than a blade. I'm really impressed with TRSC and appreciated the way everybody look after me, it's a very personal service. "

Ms. Arisu Kubotera
"The reason why I chose the Carl Zeiss FemtoLASIK was it involves less risks. The surgery was quicker than I imagined. I can now have a normal life without needing glasses or contact lenses thanks to FemtoLASIK. "

At TRSC, your vision is our priority.


Our Awards & Media Covering


TRSC is the largest stand-alone LASIK facility in Asia. In addition to our grand size, we are also the first to be awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2000 certification and the only LASIK Center in Thailand to be awarded the Superbrands Award.

TRSC has established the title "the first" of many things. Our refractive surgery specialists were the pioneers for LASIK in Thailand under the leadership of Dr. Ekktet Chansue, the first surgeon in Thailand and possibly Asia to perform LASIK eye surgery. Each surgeon at TRSC must receive additional specialized training both locally and internationally.

The list of "firsts" goes on to being the first to introduce an educational center in the form of multimedia presentations, which is geared towards providing patients and investigators with the most up-to-date information about LASIK surgery.

Some of the awards we have received over the years include:

  • Superbrands 2004 - 2007
  • ISO 9001:2000
  • Bausch & Lomb Partner of the Year
  • Most Successful High Volume Use of MEL 80


TRSC International LASIK Center:Asia’s Leader in Refractive Surgery (click hereto read complete article)

LASIK is the most advanced laser vision correction surgery today and is capable of correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.  The ability of the modern excimer laser to remove tissue with sub-micron precision has created a sudden interest and over a million people will have LASIK performed this year.

Over half of the world’s population is affected by these traits and are reliant on spectacles or contact lenses to view the world clearly.  Glasses can be bothersome and uncomfortable while contact lenses are equally problematic.  They dry out your eyes, are sometimes painful, and starve your eyes of precious oxygen.  With contact lenses there is also the constant and sight-threatening risk of infection (about 1 in 2000 per year) which increases with poor hygiene.  With improved technology and greater experience, LASIK surgery has now become far safer than contact lens wear.  When performed by a corneal expert, the one-time sterile procedure has been shown to be much healthier for the eyes than decades of uncomfortable contact lens use. 

During LASIK, the surgeon creates a corneal “flap” with a cutting instrument, called a microkeratome.  The flap is lifted and the underlying cornea is reshaped using a “cold” excimer laser.  The flap can then be carefully replaced and the tissue heals itself within a couple days without sutures, adopting the new shape and providing improved vision within weeks and sometimes overnight.  Overseas patients can stay in Bangkok just five days for the whole process, including the preoperative exam, the surgery itself, the one day and the 1 week postoperative exam.

At TRSC, your vision is our priority.


The International Team

Made up of a dedicated team of well-trained professionals, we are ready to serve the needs of our overseas visitors and expatriates daily. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Consultation and medical advice through the Internet
  • Priority appointments by email and phone
  • Assistance with travel logistics like land transfers, booking of accommodation at preferential rates and planning of tours and excursions around Thailand
  • Your personal counselor
  • 24X7 medical concierge service
  • Preparation of medical reports
  • Arrangement for follow-up appointments
  • Keeping you up to date with happenings and medical updates

Having served more than 3000 international patients from 35 countries to date, we know how to meet your every need.

Speaking your language

We have on our team full time Thai, English and Japanese speaking counselors at all times. Aside from these languages, our pool of partner interpreters are also on hand to help overcome the barriers of language and culture when visiting us. Rest assured that your questions will always be answered clearly, so that you can make the best decision regarding your eyes.

Your Personal Counselors

TRSC prides itself in providing personal attention and quality care for all our patients. Our international patient counselors facilitate. Each counselor is highly trained in the subject of LASIK and will be able to address all of our patient's questions and concerns.

How many days are required for my trip in Thailand?

We recommend approximately 5-7 days in Bangkok in order to complete the initial eye examination, the LASIK surgery, (you can actually have both the pre-op eye exam and the surgery on the same day), and both the 1-day and 1-week follow-ups. The 1-week follow-up can be from 5-10 days after surgery. The rest of the routine check-ups can be completed with an ophthalmologist in your home country. A sample itinerary could be as follows:

  • Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok
  • Day 2: Initial eye examination
  • Day 3: LASIK surgery
  • Day 4: 1-day post LASIK follow-up
  • Day 5 to 7: Free and easy
  • Day 8: 1-week post LASIK follow-up

    Choose from our range of budget to 5-star partner hotels

    Luxurious, Heavenly, Tranquil, Exotic, Inviting, Clean, Safe, Gracious… These are just a few adjectives that describe our partner hotels. Chosen for their high quality rooms and proximity to our center, you can be sure that you stay will be a pleasant one.

    Land Transportation

    Our partner transportation company provides private limousine service for all our patients to and from the airport and between your hotel and our center. No more hassle of losing your way or getting stressed out with explaining directions to your taxi driver. Travel in comfort and style.

    Tour Arrangements - Interesting LASIK-friendly Sightseeing Ideas

    Are you bewildered with what you can or cannot do after LASIK surgery? Let us give you some LASIK-friendly recommendations! Be it a historical trip to Kanchanaburi and the Bridge of the River Kwai, or a tranquil beach holiday (minus the swimming) at quiet and laid back Hua Hin, we have ideas to suit every visitor! Talk to our experienced counselors for more ideas.

    At TRSC, your vision is our priority.


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