We recommend that all service members come with two pairs of eyeglasses or adequate contact lenses, gas mask inserts (command requirement) and a written prescription for your eyeglasses in case you need to replace them while in the Republic of Korea. Glasses and contact lenses can be purchased on the local economy at prices comparable to the U.S.
The U.S. Army has an optometry clinic near the Wood Army Medical Clinic at Camp Walker on USAG Daegu in Daegu at DSN: 315-737-4709 and USAG Yongsan in Seoul at DSN: 315-737-1464.
Service members and dependents can make appointments for routine optometry care, including diabetic eye screenings at either USAG Daegu or USAG Yongsan. USAG Daegu provides 2 days of on-site full-scope optometry with same or next day fabrication of glasses and inserts bi-annually at BHC Chinhae. Appointments should be made through the BHC Chinhae.
Additional optometric resources for dependents are available through local Korean TRICARE-affiliated optometry offices via ISOS and TRICARE Overseas Prime Remote. You can find more information about this program at https://www.tricare-overseas.com/ or call an ISOS representative at COMM from Korea: 080-429-0880