Harlingen Vision Center Location

2230 S 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550

M-F: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Eye Care Services in Harlingen


Thurmond Eye Associates uses WaveLight lasers and ‘Perfect Pulse’ laser technology to provide the highest quality LASIK procedures. Our laser vision correction procedure is the fastest in the country because of this groundbreaking technology. You may be shocked to hear that we can correct your vision in just 10 seconds! Furthermore, WaveLight allows us to offer more patients LASIK because it can accommodate a broader range of treatments. Contact us today to set up a free consultation!


A person’s odds of developing cataracts increase with age. Cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in the United States, affect 22 million people over the age of 40. Nonetheless, cataract surgery is an effective treatment for cataracts. In cataract surgery, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). If you use an IOL, your vision can be better than ever! Among the many different IOLs we offer, there is sure to be one that is right for you. If you need help deciding which IOL is right for you, feel free to contact us!


In the world, glaucoma is second only to cataracts as a cause of blindness. Glaucoma causes irreversible damage to your vision but doesn’t show symptoms until it is too late. The cause of glaucoma is elevated intraocular pressure within the eye. Glaucoma cannot currently be cured, and vision losses cannot be restored. Glaucoma is a disease in which the progression can be slowed or stopped through specific treatments. If you have general health problems or a family history of glaucoma, you should have your eyes checked once a year at the age of 40. 

Macular Degeneration

Vision loss caused by AMD is more common in older adults over 60. Macular degeneration is directly related to aging because the central vision gradually deteriorates over time. Due to vision loss, you may have difficulty performing everyday activities like driving safely. If you do not experience total vision loss immediately, you may still experience symptoms like blurry vision, losing your ability to see colors, and changing your vision over time. You can categorize AMD into wet and dry types. It is currently not possible to treat dry AMD, which is the more common form of AMD. The good news is, Dry AMD can be treated so that its progression is slowed. Wet AMD is another type of AMD that can result in rapid vision loss. However, if it’s caught early enough, wet AMD can be treated with medications or laser surgery.

Eye Exams

The health of your vision depends on regular eye exams. Symptoms of bad vision may not become apparent for some time in certain eye diseases and conditions. Having your eyes routinely examined will ensure that you aren’t unaware of eye diseases before they progress. If you have a higher risk of developing eye conditions or diseases, you should have your eyes checked more frequently. The fact that you don’t experience any difficulties seeing does not mean you aren’t at risk of losing your sight!

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the retina caused by diabetes. Because the disease presents no warning signs until you start losing your sight, it is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults in the United States. Diabetic retinopathy can impair vision in both eyes and lead to blindness if left untreated. In diabetic retinopathy, the blood vessels at the back of the eye are blocked from receiving adequate blood flow. In addition to abnormal blood vessels in the retina, diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels to swell and leak fluid. People with diabetes 1 or diabetes 2 should have an eye examination with dilated pupils every year to monitor their risk for Diabetic Retinopathy.