Celina Villanueva, O.D.

Celina Villanueva, O.D.

Optometric Glaucoma Specialist

Diplomat, American Board of Optometry

Gulf Coast Eye Institute 
1205 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 320-7510


  • Pre-Optometry:  University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX  
  • Pre-Optometry:  University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • Doctor of Optometry: University of Houston, College of Optometry - Magna Cum Laude


  • Deans List 1999-2003
  • Academic Committee Member
  • Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate - Bachelor of Science and Doctorate Degree

Professional Experience

  • Vision Science Transcriber, Dr. Earl Smith, PhD 2000
  • NEI Research Assistant, Dr. Yuzo Chino, PhD Neuroanatomy 2001
  • Neuroanatomy Teaching Assistant 2001
  • Optical Reflections 2003-2006
  • South Texas Eye Centers, Brownsville, TX 2006-2010
  • University of Houston College of Optometry, Clinical Associate Professor 2010
  • La Feria Vision Center & Weslaco Vision Center, 2010-2014
  • Gulf Coast Eye Center, Harlingen & Weslaco, 2014-present


  • Rio Grande Valley Optometric Society
  • Texas Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association
  • Diplomat, American Board of Optometry

Special Interest