Edinburg Vision Center

Dr. Luis Navarro, OD

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As of July 20,2009 Dr. Luis S.Navarro is the new owner of Edinburg Vision Center.
Dr. Luis S. Navarro was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. After high school, he attended the University of Texas-Pan American where he studied Biology, Chemistry, and Theatre the next four years of his life. While attending Pan American, Dr. Navarro was an active member of the Zeta Pentaton Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa social fraternity. He was accepted to the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry one semester before he was to graduate from Pan American.

Dr. Navarro finished his doctoral studies in June of 2006 with honors from the Beta Sigma Kappa international optometric honor society. Upon completion of the degree of Doctor of Optometry, Dr. Navarro received specialized training at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, to become an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and the Rio Grande Valley Optometric Association.

Dr. Navarro practices full scope optometric services such as pediatrics, glaucoma management, therapeutic, and clinical optometry. Dr. Navarro is happy to be a part of the expert team of eye doctors at Edinburg Vision Center.


Kriselda Garza, O.D.

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Dr. Kriselda Garza was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. She attended the University of Texas-Pan American and received her Bachelor of Science degree with a recognition of Magna Cum Laude in 2001.

Dr. Garza continued her studies at the University of Houston College of Optometry and received her Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2005. She is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, American Optometric Association and the Rio Grande Valley Optometric Society.


Gary L. Ahlman,OD

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In tribute to Dr. Ahlman who retired as owner of Edinburg Vision Center after 41 years of providing excellent service to Edinburg and the surrounding cities, we are keeping him on the web site.
Dr. Gary L. Ahlman attended the University of Nebraska for his pre-Optometry curriculum. His professional education program was completed in 1968 at the University of Houston and included Bachelor of Science, Certificate in Optometry, and Doctor of Optometry degrees.
Dr. Ahlman started in practice in June 1968 in Edinburg, Texas, and has practiced here since that time. Dr. Ahlman founded the Edinburg Vision Center and has always strived to provide full professional eyecare and optical services all these years. A full surfacing laboratory to provide expedited service was begun in 1976 and operates within Edinburg Vision Center.

Since founding Edinburg Vision Center, Dr. Ahlman has worked closely with The Lion’s Club to provide eyecare to indigent children. He also works closely with the County Indigent Program and with the Sight for Students program to provide eyecare and eyeglasses for those in our community that are less fortunate.


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