Nothing is more precious

than your eyesight,

which is why here at the Vision Institute we aim to provide you with the best possible care and treatment to ensure the health of your eyes

Why us?

Up to date Eye care

We appreciate that all patients are looking for up-to-date eye care from highly qualified doctors which is why our doctors are fully certified in both Costa Rica and the UK.

Highly Qualified Doctors

Our doctors have extensive experience in the care, research and treatment of eye conditions

Eye care for all the family

At the Vision Institute we offer comprehensive eye care for all the family.  Adults, kids and senior patients are provided with high quality attention

Affordable Prices

The Vision Institute offers excellent eye care at affordable prices. 
Our staff will make you feel welcome and provide you with a dependable and courteous service.

Our doctors are able to offer you and your family the most up-to-date examinations and treatments available.

Dr. Adrian Rubinstein

Dr. Rubenstein has a special interest in cataract surgery, diseases of the retina and vitreoretinal surgery, particularly the treatment of diabetic eye problems and age related macular degeneration

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Dr. Claire Riddell

Dr. Riddell has a special interest in eye diseases, particularly eyelid surgery, dry eyes and blepharitis.

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I would trust my life with Dr. Rubinstein! He was meticulous in his dialogue with me from pre-surgery to post-surgery follow up without ‘talking down’ to me.


Dr. Rubinstein successfully performed cataract surgery on one of my eyes. His bedside manner is very calming. He was clearly knowledgeable, and thoroughly explained the entire process until all my questions were answered.


My discernment of the full color spectrum is a far cry from the hazy brown universe I was accustomed to only a few months prior to surgery. Every phase of treatment went exactly as the doctor predicted during our consultation.  Dr. Rubinstein’s surgical solution for my optical deficiency was in my personal opinion superb.



Hospital CIMA
Torre 2, Second Floor, Office 221. Escazú, San José

Tel: 2208 8221

Clínica Santa Lucía
50 m south of the Torre Mercedes, Paseo Colón, San José

Tel: 22570727

Why Costa Rica?

If you are looking for excellent Eye Care at affordable prices, then Costa Rica is the place to come.

Many of the doctors working in Costa Rica have trained in the best hospitals across the world and returned to Costa Rica to practice, making it an excellent choice for all healthcare.

With its fantastic climate and friendly people, you can combine your eye treatment with a relaxing holiday.

The lower cost of living in Costa Rica means that we can offer treatments at much lower prices than in many countries such as North America and Europe. In many cases you can have all your treatments, a fantastic holiday and still go home having spent less than you would at home for the same treatments.

Contact us

Our specialized team is attentive to all your queries