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Lorena Flores-Hernandez, OD

Optometrist and Glaucoma Specialist


National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Glaucoma Specialist

English and Spanish


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UT Health RGV Vision Center

3804 South Jackson Road, Ste #4, Edinburg, TX 78539

PHONE: (956) 296-3061 | FAX: (956) 296-3060

Services & Treatments

  • Medical based visits including, but not limited to: Red eye, eye pain, light sensitivity, foreign body, infection, “pink eye”, dry eye, sudden vision loss, headache, swollen lids, blepharitis, iritis, uveitis, etc.
  • Comprehensive, Intermediate routine vision
  • Comprehensive, Intermediate medical based eye/adnexa
  • Refraction
  • Slit lamp evaluation
  • Evaluation of the Extra-Ocular Muscles and Pupillary function
  • Tonometry
  • Evaluation of the anterior eye
  • Evaluation of the posterior eye
  • Emergency medical- eye/adnexa
  • Office consultation- eye/adnexa
  • Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment
  • Contact lenses; soft, GPH and specialty scleral fitting and follow up
  • Dry Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract pre- and post-operative care
  • Lasik Pre- and Post-operative care
  • Color Vision
  • Gonioscopy
  • Corneal Topography
  • Anterior OCT
  • Optic Nerve head evaluation
  • Retinal Image OCT
  • Screening Optic Nerve Scan
  • Screening Retinal Scan
  • External Ocular Photography
  • Fundus Photography
  • Screening Baseline Photo
  • OCT Fluorescein Angiography (Optos FA)
  • Pachymetry
  • Visual Field Screening
  • Visual Field limited, intermediate, extended
  • Ophthalmoscopy, extended and subsequent
  • Serial Tonometry
  • Sensorimotor Exam
  • Bandage CL material and placement
  • Epilation
  • Foreign Body Removal Cornea, Conjunctiva superficial and embedded
  • Removal of Corneal Epithelium (debridement)
  • Placement of Amniotic Membrane (without sutures)
  • Lacrimal Punctum Closure by Plug
  • Lacrimal Punctum Dilation
  • Lacrimal Duct Probing
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Meibomography


Dr. Lorena Flores-Hernandez, OD, is a board certified Optometrist at UT Health RGV. With over 16 years of advanced medical experience, Dr. Hernandez uses the latest technology and medical advancements in optometry to provide patients of all ages with the highest level of vision care.

Dr. Flores-Hernandez graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 2001 and received her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from the University of Houston in 2005. She then completed Externships in Optometry at Sharp Eye Consultants in 2004, the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2004, and Family Optical in 2005.

As an Optometrist at UT Health RGV, Dr. Flores-Hernandez diagnoses and provides services and treatments for patients with glaucoma, dry & red eye, eye pain, vision loss and color vision, along with cataract pre and post-surgical care, foreign body removal, and more. Dr. Flores-Hernandez is board certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and specializes in glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Additionally, Dr. Flores-Hernandez is a member of several notable organizations such as the American Optometric Association, the Texas Optometric Association, the Rio Grande Valley Optometric Society, and the Optometric Student Association.

Dr. Flores-Hernandez currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the UTRGV School of Medicine.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Flores-Hernandez, fill out our secure Online Appointment Request Form or call us at 1-833-887-4863 to speak with one of our UT Health RGV scheduling professionals.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Education & Training

Doctoral School:
University of Houston (2005)
Houston, TX

Family Optical (2005)
Edinburg, TX

University of Houston College of Optometry (2004)
Houston, TX

Sharp Eye Consultants (2004)
San Antonio, TX

Undergraduate Training:
Texas A&M University College of Science (2001)
College Station, TX

Honors & Awards

  • (2005) Metro Optics Contact Lens Excellence Award Scholarship
  • (2004) Stars South Texas Academic Rising Scholars Scholarship
  • (2004) Texas State Optical Scholarship
  • (2003) Hispanic Scholarship Fund / South Texas Scholar
  • (2002) Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship/South Texas McAllen Scholar
  • (2001) Hispanic Scholarship Fund/South Texas Scholar Program


  • Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program
  • Pediatric and Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Pediatric and Adult Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Pediatric and Adult First Aid Certification
  • Optometric Glaucoma Specialist


  • American Optometric Association
  • Texas Optometric Association
  • Rio Grande Valley Optometric Society
  • Optometric Student Association