Harlingen Eye Care Center

2224 Camelot Plaza Cir, Harlingen, TX 78550

M-F: 8:00am – 5:00pm


Eye Doctors and Ophthalmologists in Harlingen


The doctors at Thurmond Eye Associates use WaveLight lasers and ‘Perfect Pulse’ laser technology to offer LASIK procedures with the latest technology. As a result of this groundbreaking technology, we can provide the fastest laser vision correction in the country. It may be shocking to learn that we can correct your vision within 10 seconds! Additionally, WaveLight allows us to offer LASIK to a much more comprehensive range of patients. For a free consultation, contact us today!


As people age, cataracts become more common. In the United States, 22 million people over the age of 40 have cataracts, the leading cause of blindness worldwide. However, cataract surgery is a viable treatment for cataracts. Cataract surgery involves replacing the eye’s natural lens with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). You could have better vision than ever with an IOL! We have a wide variety of IOLs to choose from; if you’re not sure which IOL would be best for you, feel free to contact us!


Globally, glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness. Glaucoma is known as the silent thief of sight because it does not show signs of damage to your vision until it is too late. IOP or intraocular pressure is what causes glaucoma. Currently, there is no cure for glaucoma and no way to restore vision lost to the disease. If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, some treatments can slow or stop the progression. As soon as you turn 40, you should have your eyes checked every year if you have any general health problems or a family history of glaucoma. 

Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a common cause of vision loss in seniors over 60. As the central vision gradually deteriorates with aging, the condition is directly related to aging. Consequently, you may suffer vision loss and not be able to perform everyday activities like driving safely. Even if you are not experiencing total vision loss right away, symptoms like fuzzy or blurry areas, fading color vision, and changes in your vision may begin to appear over time. AMD can be classified into two types, wet and dry. Currently, there is no cure for dry AMD, which is the more common of the two. However, treatment methods are available for Dry AMD, which can forestall its progression. Another form of AMD is wet AMD, which can result in rapid vision loss. You can, however, treat wet AMD with medication or laser surgery if it’s caught early enough.

Eye Exams

To keep your vision healthy, you need regular eye exams. It may take some time before severe vision loss is apparent in some eye diseases and conditions. Maintaining good vision and preventing eye diseases or conditions from progressing without your knowledge is possible with routine eye examinations. It is essential to have your eyes checked more frequently for those at higher risk of developing eye diseases and conditions. It does not mean you are not at risk of losing your sight because you are not experiencing any disruptions in your vision!

Diabetic Retinopathy

As a result of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy can occur in the eyes. The disease is one of the leading causes of blindness among American adults because there are no warning signs until you start losing your vision. Diabetic retinopathy can impair vision in both eyes and lead to blindness if left untreated. The cause of diabetic retinopathy is an interruption in blood flow to the blood vessels in the back portion of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy can also cause the retina to develop abnormal blood vessels, or blood vessels can swell and leak fluid. People with diabetes with type 1 or type 2 diabetes should undergo an annual eye exam with dilated pupils to monitor their risk for Diabetic Retinopathy.