Andrew Tharp, MD, FACS

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Meet Dr. Andrew Tharp

LASIK Surgeon & Ophthalmologist

Doctor Andrew Warren Tharp graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then immediately pursued a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and graduated in 1988. From there, Doctor Tharp took on a one-year internship at the Indiana Department of Internal Medicine, and completed his 4-year residency at the Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology in 1993.

Doctor Tharp joined the Welborn Clinic immediately after his residency in 1993, and has been with The Vision Care Center since it formed from the Welborn Clinic in 2008. He has amassed over 30 years in the vision care industry.

In 2003, Doctor Tharp took a position on the Board of the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology as the Chair of the Legislative Committee. Three years later he became Secretary/Treasurer, where he served from 2006 to 2008, during which time he was bestowed the 2006 Ophthalmologist of the Year Award from the Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology and again in 2015. He served as President from 2010 to 2012. In 2020 he completed a six-year term as Indiana’s Councilor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Doctor Tharp is a Fellow to both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of numerous societies, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Vanderburgh County Medical Society and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons. He received board certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1995, 2005 and 2015.

What our clients say:

My husband was hospitalized and experiencing blurred vision . A dear friend (Briana) messaged me about Dr.Tharp. His office had us come in and took us immediately back and treated my husband so wonderful. The staff ( Amanda & Candy) were also amazing to us. I highly recommend anyone needing eye care to go to Dr. Andrew Tharp⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Tammy Duran
Tammy D.
20:23 28 May 24
I want to say if I could give ten stars I would! I just had LASIK surgery 4 days ago and Dr Tharp/his team are absolutely incredible! So personable and competent, they answered all my questions and ensured I completely understood the process before making the final decision.During the procedure Dr Tharp was smooth and quick. It took less than 15 minutes for both eyes! I was in and out! Pam was absolutely amazing! She stayed right next to me the entire time letting me know what was happening and giving me encouragement. That was truly so helpful and I cannot thank them all enough!!The only thing I am experiencing post op is my right eye is bloodshot, which is totally normal, but I have NO discomfort or pain!! I can see 20/15 and it is absolutely amazing! I HIGHLY recommend Dr Tharp and his team for any and all eye care needs. They will take amazing care of you and your loved ones!Also they have Care Credit card options so you can have 24 months interest free payments so you don't have to pay for everything up front!!Thank you, thank you Dr Tharp and team. You are all rocks stars!
Reeva Dorsey
Reeva D.
16:18 11 Dec 23
New doctor for my eye problem.
William Timson
William T.
15:04 05 Dec 22
Overall great experience with all staff! Very patient and professional with my 3 yr old. I do understand that the Opthalmologist was very busy, but the only thing I wished went differently was time spent on explaining my son's vision issues with me more. I got very little information on his eyesight. I've never worn glasses, and none of my kids have. So I do not know much about vision issues, and would have liked it if the Dr. was not in such a hurry to move on to the next patient. Or at the very least, had his assistants/staff go over things with me. I asked a few questions to get a better understanding, but could definitely sense that the Dr. was rushed. I wish I was asked if I had any other questions. Perhaps, it will be different on his follow-up appt after he's worn his glasses for a month. I of course googled everything to get a better understanding. That's my only suggestion, I still feel the appt went great, and I do understand the Dr's time is precious. Also, I do appreciate the quality of work completed by the Opthalmologist, his direct staff and the eyeglasses staff to diagnose, fit and prepare my son's glasses.
Natasha Smith
Natasha S.
15:42 09 Jul 22
Dr. Thorp is an excellent doctor always provides information pertaining to procedures. both before and after. extremely professional and compassionate.
James Martin
James M.
21:07 16 Dec 20
He goes above and beyond for ALL of his patients!! He will see you in the evening or a weekend if you are having an issue. He works diligently to make you feel comfortable and safe and know what your problem is. He is a kind and compassionate man and doctor! He has my utmost respect!!! Anyone would always benefit from his knowledge and extreme experience with your vision!!!
Michele Geiss
Michele G.
22:24 23 Jul 20
I fully trust his diagnosis, l also appreciate his confidence and straight forward attitude. I would recommend him to friends and family
Margaret Stilwell
Margaret S.
20:47 09 Jan 20
I have had eye problems since the age of 35 and I'm now in my sixties. I have been a patient of Dr. Tharp since he opened his practice in Evansville. He and his staff provide the best care and always make me feel like whatever I'm going through is really important to them. I am prompted to write this review today because I am having a serious problem with my eyes right now and ran into an insurance issue. I went to talk to the office and Dr. Tharp came out himself to talk to me. This office works as a team and that is obviously to the patients. Thank you Dr. Tharp and staff for your continued good care of me and your other patients.
Amy Abbott
Amy A.
01:36 04 Jan 19
Dr. Tharp performed Lasik on my eyes in 2000. I was and remain very pleased with the results. He is an excellent opthomologist who is kind and considerate to his patients, and he is a wonderful human being.
Gayle Gerling Pettinga
Gayle Gerling P.
16:24 17 Sep 18
Randell Johnson
Randell J.
04:00 19 Jan 17
Very thorough!
Diane Kraus
Diane K.
14:13 24 Jul 16
BJ Woods
17:46 03 Mar 16
Let's get started!

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