Our Mission

Our eye care centers will be the premier medical and surgical eye care provider within the local communities we serve.

We will overserve and provide value to our patients, employees, providers, and shareholders through superior leadership and commitment to teamwork, compliance, integrity, technology and our community.

Our Vision

We will transform the eye care experience through a culture of caring for our patients and their families, providing quality eye care services and procedures through innovation and technical excellence, and improving patient lives through preventing, curing, and treating eye disease.

The Harman Story

It’s a visual world. Make the most of it.

The Harman Eye Center was founded in 1988 with a focus on providing the highest quality eye care and superior service to our patients. We have since grown to include multiple locations and have established our own Harman Eye Surgery Center and dedicated LASIK center. Our success is attributed to our patient-focused, specialized care and our commitment to staying at the forefront of proven ophthalmic technology.

At Harman Eye Center, we are committed to providing excellent service and compassionate care for each patient. No question is too small - we always listen to our patients’ needs allowing for a seamless experience, whether it’s a regular eye exam or a surgical procedure. A number of eye surgeries and cosmetic procedures are offered to not only improve your vision but your overall quality of life.

Harman Eye Center offers an MD/OD practice model, which also incorporates our optical centers. We are the first and only regional ophthalmology practice to offer our patients this choice and convenience. We are the only practice in the region to use the VICTUS Femtosecond laser for cataract surgery and all Laser LASIK surgery. Our Surgery Center, with a patient satisfaction rate of 98%, offers patients lower costs, advanced technology and a convenient alternative to a traditional surgery setting.

David M. Harman M.D. leads our team of experienced eye care professionals. He has performed thousands of refractive surgeries since 1993 and LASIK surgeries since 1999. Dr. Harman performs cataract surgery, as well as laser surgery to treat conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, and secondary cataracts. We currently have three ophthalmologists and six optometrists across our region and we are expanding to accommodate our growing patient base and to serve our patients better. We also have a dedicated and patient-focused staff that cares for our patients at all of our practices including the Harman Eye Surgery Center.

Harman Eye Center locations participate with Medicare, most major insurance plans, and most vision plans. As a courtesy to our patients, we will file both your primary and secondary insurance forms. We accept CareCredit financing to help meet the needs of our patients. Also, to fit your schedule some of our practices offer evening hours by appointment – plus if you have an urgent eye care need we also offer same day appointments. Come see for yourself why Harman Eye Center is the right choice for your complete vision care needs.



Dr. Harman establishes the Harman Eye Center



Refractive Surgeries Performed



Cataract Surgeries Performed

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Community Outreach

Since its inception, Harman Eye Surgery Center in conjunction with Harman Eye Center has provided discounted or free eye surgery to hundreds of patients in our community who cannot afford to pay for their surgery. Our employees also assist patients in enrolling in programs offered by drug manufacturers that provide prescription eyedrops at no charge.  Additionally, we offer special optical packages for patients without insurance.

In addition, Harman Eye Center and its employees support a number of charitable organizations, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Amazement Square
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia
  • Blue Ridge Medical Center
  • Central Virginia Area Agency on Aging
  • Daily Bread
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Food Bank of Southwestern Virginia
  • Forest Volunteer Fire Department
  • Freedom 424
  • Gift of Life Transplant House at the Mayo Clinic
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Humane Society
  • HumanKind
  • Junior League of Lynchburg
  • Lions Club
  • Lynchburg Life Saving and First Aid Crew
  • Lynchburg Symphony
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Miller Home
  • Network for Women in Crisis
  • Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation
  • Prevent Blindness Virginia
  • Rural Health Outreach Program
  • Salvation Army
  • Southwestern Virginia Audible Egg Hunt
  • The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust
  • United Way
  • Virginia Home for Boys
  • YMCA


Harman Eye Center is home to a team of committed health care providers who are passionate about their careers. We are constantly expanding to support our growing client base. For those who are looking to further their careers, we are seeking exceptional individuals to join our team of eye care professionals.

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  • "I had my LASIK done here a year ago and would go through it again if I had to. Flawless experience and the results are amazing. Two weeks after the surgery I had better than 20/10 vision. I liked the results so much that my brother decided to drive 2 hours to spend a long weekend with me and had his done last month."

    - Shep, LASIK Patient

  • "I always thought about Botox and Juvederm as, "someday when....", but what I didn't realize is that I could now! Harman Eye Center makes it easy and affordable to make you look as young as you feel! I only wish I hadn't put it off this long! I will certainly keep going back; thanks so much, Harman!"

    - Amy, Botox & Juvederm Patient

  • “On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate Dr. Harman a 10. He’s a terrific doctor.”

    - Edward, Routine eye exam patient for the past 14 years