General Information

The Espaillat Cabral Institute, a national reference in the area of ophthalmology, regularly receives international patients who choose our facilites and medical staff for their visual health care. Since 1970, we offer our patients a personalized service, the most advanced ophthalmic medical technology and a top level team of sixteen specialists treating the following eye conditions:

  • Cataracts

  • Presbyopia

  • Amblyopia

  • Astigmatism

  • Blepharitis

  • Blepharoplasty

  • Chalazion

  • Choroidal Nevus

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Cornea

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity

  • Dry Eye

  • Ectropion

  • Entropion

  • Eye allergies

  • Floaters

  • Fuchs Dystrophy

  • Glaucoma

  • Juvenile Glaucoma

  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)

  • Iritis

  • Keratoconus

  • Macular Degeneration

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)

  • Ocular Migraine

  • Oculoplastics

  • Neuro Ophthalmology

  • Pinguecula

  • Pterygium

  • Ptosis

  • Retinal Detachment

  • Retinal Tear

  • Vitreous Detachment

  • Strasbismus

  • Stye

  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

  • Uveitis

Request an appointment

You can request your appointment online or by phone: +1 809 686-5045. Our International Patients Concierge will contact you no later than the next business day. Our hours of operation are: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Satisfaction survey

At the end of your visit, we will ask your opinion through our satisfaction survey. Your views on all aspects of your visit will be of great help and will contribute to the continuous improvement of our service.

Return home

Our International Patients Department will be available to satisfy any need for information or clarification, be it medical or administrative.

Transportation and accommodation

Our International Patients Department is available to assist you in making reservations for your preferred hotel, car rental, restaurants and shows.

Hotels located near the Espaillat Cabral Institute offer our patients corporate rates when reserving through our Concierge.

If you wish, we can arrange private transportation for the airport/hotel/airport transfer. The cost of this service will depend on the airport and time of arrival.

The Dominican Republic has eight (8) international airports. The closest to the city of Santo Domingo are:

Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) located 30 minutes from the city.

La Romana International Airport (LRM) located in the eastern region, 90 minutes from the city.

Tourist information

The Dominican Republic is located in the eastern part of the island of Santo Domingo, also called Hispaniola. It occupies two thirds of the island, which it shares with the Republic of Haiti. It is the second largest country in the Caribbean region, with an area of 48,442 square kilometers and a population of about ten million. Located between Cuba and Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and by the Caribbean Sea on the south.

The capital city of Santo Domingo is the cultural, financial, political and commercial center of the Dominican Republic. It is the first European city in the New World, whose Colonial Zone was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990 due to its many architectural and historical Firsts.

For more detailed information about the country and its capital city, please consult the page

Visa Information

The following link shows the list of countries whose citizens need a visa or tourist card to enter the Dominican Republic, as well as those who don´t require either.

Equal Treatment

The Espaillat Cabral Institute's goal is to satisfy the visual health needs of all its patients, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, religious affiliation, political ideology, socioeconomic status or nationality.

Financial information


Our International Patients Department will send via email a detailed estimate of your procedure.

Payment Methods

We process coverage for patients with international health insurance plans.

We accept:

  • Credit and debit cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express

  • Bank transfers*

  • Money Orders

  • Cash**

*Our International Patients Concierge will provide all necessary information regarding bank transfers.

**Payments may be received in pesos (RD $) or dollars (US $) at the buy exchange rate of commercial banks, on the day payment is processed.

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