McAllen Eye Care Center
222 E Ridge Rd #110, McAllen, TX 78503
M-F: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Eye Care Services in McAllen
In order to provide LASIK procedures of the highest quality, Thurmond Eye Associates uses the latest in WaveLight laser technology and ‘Perfect Pulse’ laser technology. Thanks to this cutting-edge technology, we have the fastest laser vision correction procedure in the country. You may be surprised to learn that we can correct your vision within 10 seconds! In addition, WaveLight’s ability to accommodate a broader range of treatments allows us to offer LASIK to more patients. Get in touch with us today to schedule your free consultation!
With age, an individual is more likely to develop cataracts. Over 40 million Americans over 40 have cataracts, which are the leading cause of blindness. Yet, cataract surgery is the most effective form of treatment for cataracts. Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are used to replace a cataract patient’s natural lens. The right IOL for you can transform your vision! There is sure to be an IOL that meets your needs among the numerous options we offer. Feel free to reach out to us for assistance in choosing the right IOL!
Having glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the world, after cataracts. Glaucoma causes irreversible damage to your vision, but symptoms don’t appear until it is too late. The cause of glaucoma is elevated intraocular pressure within the eye. Currently, there is no cure for glaucoma and no way to restore lost vision. The progression of glaucoma, however, can be slowed or halted through specific treatment methods. When you turn 40, you should have your eyes checked once a year if you suffer from general health problems or have a family history of glaucoma.
Older adults over 60 are more likely to suffer from age-related macular degeneration vision loss. Because central vision slowly deteriorates with aging, AMD can be associated with aging as well. When you lose your vision, you may be unable to perform everyday activities such as driving safely. In addition, symptoms like blurred vision, loss of color vision, or changing vision over time may still occur if you do not experience total vision loss immediately. There are two types of AMD: wet and dry. Unfortunately, it is currently impossible to cure dry AMD, which is the more common AMD form. However, it is possible to slow the progression of Dry AMD through treatment. AMD that results in rapid vision loss is known as wet AMD. The good news is that wet AMD can be treated with laser surgery or medication if you catch it early enough.
Routine eye exams are essential to your vision’s health. When certain eye diseases and conditions affect your vision, it may take a while for you to notice any symptoms. The only way to effectively prevent eye diseases is to have your eyes routinely examined. It is crucial to have your eyes checked more frequently if you have a high risk of developing eye conditions. You are not immune to vision loss because you do not experience any difficulties seeing!
Diabetic retinopathy, a disease that is directly caused by diabetes, affects the retina. The disease does not present any signs until vision is lost, making it among the leading causes of blindness among adults in the United States. If diabetic retinopathy goes untreated, diabetic retinopathy may eventually cause blindness in both eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is a direct result of impaired blood flow to the blood vessels at the back of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy can cause abnormal blood vessels in the retina, as well as swollen or leaking vessels. Diabetic retinopathy can develop in people with diabetes 1, diabetes 2, or both. Diabetic retinopathy can be diagnosed through annual eye exams with dilated pupils.