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Since 2003, Thurmond Eye Associates' experienced eye doctors have been offering comprehensive vision examinations and are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems; using advanced diagnostic technology and vision correction products to improve patients' quality of life through enhanced vision.

InFocus Eyecare Burlington is ready to see you now


  • Eyeglass Exams
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Retina Imaging
  • Diabetic Exams
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Treatment of Infections & Injuries
  • Kids Exams
  • Myopia Control


We work with most major health and vision plans.

  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • Davis
  • Aetna
  • UHC
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
Dr. G. Sherman Thurmond II, O.D.

Dr. G. Sherman Thurmond II, O.D.

Dr. Sherman Thurmond is a native of Jacksonville, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington on a combined athletic and academic scholarship where he played varsity soccer. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Honors. He completed his medical training at the Southern College of Optometry in 1989 followed by a residency in Ocular Pathology. 

Dr. Thurmond and his wife started Thurmond Eye Associates in Greensboro in 1992 and merged that practice with Quaker Village Vision Center and Dr. Wood in 2001 when we moved to our current office location.

He holds membership in the American Optometric Association, North Carolina State Optometric Society and Triad Optometric Society where he is a Past President. Dr. Thurmond is an avid triathlete and competes across the Southeastern United States. He enjoys scuba diving, hunting, boating, dirt bike riding and spending time with his 4 children.

Steve & Linda Zeban
December 1st, 2023
The doctors are the best!

Our entire family LOVES Thurmond Eye Associates in Burlington!!!

The doctors are the best! I’ve never had an eye doctor that was willing to sit and explain how my diet affects my eyesight, how different medication might affect my eyes, exercises I can do with my eyes to help improve my eyesight, etc.

They are all about educating their patients so that their patients have the information they need to get healthy vision and keep healthy vision. They are extremely thorough every year when checking our eyes and then Jason is irreplaceable when it comes to helping us choose our new glasses each year. The entire staff at the Burlington office is incredible. It’s the one doctor appointment that the whole family looks forward to every year. They’re an absolute joy to see and I know that my family could not be in better hand when it comes to the health of our eyes and vision. I highly recommend Thurmond Eye Associates for all ages. We have been bringing my kids since they were small and now as adults they refuse to go anywhere else.

Rhonda Cook
November 5th, 2023
Highly recommend this office

I've been going here for 20 something years and I will never change. Very friendly Dr and staff. Highly recommend this office.

Pamela Greeson
November 5th, 2023
Everyone at Thurmond is great!

Everyone at Thurmond is great! You are warmly welcomed from the minute you walk in the door. Everyone takes care of you, and is very knowledgeable. That is why I continue to drive 150 mi to see Dr Thurman rather than finding an eye doctor down here.

Common Eye Conditions

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration or AMD is the leading cause of adult blindness in developed countries and affects nearly 1 in 8 adults over the age of 60. AMD is a chronic, progressive disease tha...


Protect your eyes and reduce your risk for this common eye condition. Cataracts are probably the most well-known eye condition associated with age. By the age of 80, more than half of all people li...
Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

A serious complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-third of adults over the age of 40 with diabetes have diabetic ...