Helping New Mexicans see better,
one patient at a time

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With our ongoing mission here at Southwest Eyecare to bring you state-of-the-art surgical technology and services, we are proud to provide Bladeless Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery to New Mexicans. It is one of the most advanced technologies to help patients achieve the best possible results and can maximize the potential for vision improvement after cataract surgery. This effective technology allows our eye surgeons to customize your vision more precisely than ever before.

Precision accurate results
COULD lead to better outcomes
No significant Operating Room time added
Faster recovery & reproducibility

Dr. Hwang put in the first Clareon lens at Physician Surgery Center of Albuquerque!

At Southwest Eyecare, we take pride in keeping up with the latest Eye Technological Advancements. The Clareon family of intraocular lenses (IOLs) by Alcon delivers excellent vision, exceptional clarity and predictable refractive outcomes in a glistening-free IOL material.

Dr. Hwang Clareon Lens

Top Doc of ABQ 2024

Albuquerque the Magazine has announced the winners of the 2024 Top Docs issue and one of our very own was included! Congratulations to Dr. Sanchez for being chosen as the Top Doc for Ophthalmology in Albuquerque Magazine’s 2024. Thank you for all that you do and providing top notch care to our community.

Dr. Sanchez
Eye exam at Southwest Eyecare

Oculoplastic Surgery

Oculoplastic surgery is a specialized field concerned with the delicate structures surrounding your eyes. Think of it as a blend of artistry and medicine, addressing both functional and cosmetic needs. Our oculoplastic surgeons possess not only the medical expertise to address vision-impairing conditions and repair injuries but also the artistic eye to enhance and rejuvenate the delicate features around your eyes.

Why consider it? Imagine struggling with droopy eyelids that obstruct your vision, causing headaches and fatigue. Oculoplastic surgery can correct this, restoring peripheral sight and improving quality of life. Perhaps you're bothered by persistent watery eyes or unsightly under-eye bags. This expertise tackles tear duct issues and removes excess tissue, rejuvenating your appearance and boosting confidence. Oculoplastic surgery even helps reconstruct injuries or birth defects, restoring both function and aesthetics. So, whether you seek to regain lost vision, alleviate discomfort, or simply enhance your natural beauty, this specialized field offers solutions for diverse concerns around your precious eyes.

Schedule an appointment at Southwest Eyecare to address your concerns and learn more about what treatment options are available to you. 

Albuquerque Eye Care Treatments & Surgery

Not too long ago, the only option to treat glaucoma was traditional surgery. While this can be effective in many cases, it also carries the risks of complications. Any surgery opens you up to the possibility of infection and scarring, and traditional glaucoma surgery can also have other risks. For instance, it can lead to double vision or lower pressure in the eye too much, creating a new set of problems.

New technology can reduce these risks by pinpointing specific problems, causing an increase in pressure. Surgeons can then target these problems with MIGS, using techniques that cause minimal tissue trauma and reduce your risk of complications.

Southwest Eyecare is proud to offer various options and invites you to schedule an exam today to see which option is right for you!

Dr. Hwang departing Southwest Eyecare

Dr. Hwang has worked to restore and heal the vision of New Mexico patients for many years, and we are saddened to announce his departure from Southwest Eyecare on April 2nd. He has decided to try a different path for his career, and while we will miss him, we wish him all the best in his future endeavors! Thank you for all you have done, and we hope your future will be met with success.


Since moving to New Mexico in 2019, Dr. Truong has worked toward helping improve the lives of his patients by helping to restore their vision. He has provided valuable experience and knowledge to the team at Southwest Eyecare and has assisted with some of the most complex cases in the state. He will be leaving us around the end of March to move closer to family, and his presence will be greatly missed around the office. Thank you for everything you’ve done, and we wish you the best of luck moving forward in the future!

Dr. Gillette

We are excited to announce that our current fellow, Dr. Gillette, will be permanently joining us starting in November! He will be completing his fellowship in August, where he will be taking some time off and starting in the fall. Dr. Gillette’s passion for corneal transplantation and refractive cataract surgery will bring invaluable experience to the patients at our clinic, and we couldn’t be happier to have him.

Dr. Adams

We are proud to announce a new fellow, Dr. Adams, who will be joining us starting this June. He has spent over a decade training in Chicago with a clinical focus on advanced cataract surgery with interventions for patients with severe cornea and glaucoma disease. He also has a special interest in new technologies that offer emerging solutions that work to improve the lives of his patients. We can’t wait for him to start!

Congratulations Dr. Sanchez!
2022 Leadership New Mexico Core Program Graduate

We are thrilled to congratulate Dr. Sanchez on his accomplishment as a Leadership New Mexico Core Program Graduate of 2022! Founded in 1995, Leadership New Mexico works to achieve its goal of building a stronger future for its New Mexico community through valuable programs meant to foster meaningful and long-lasting professional relationships. The Core Program Dr. Sanchez graduated from serves various communities for over a 10 month period and features presentations from experienced and highly-respected leaders in the field. These experts volunteer to share their knowledge with the Core Program yearly. Dr. Sanchez will continue to serve his community enthusiastically and with increased knowledge that will provide a lasting impact.

We’re proud of Dr. Sanchez and want to congratulate him again on his tremendous accomplishment!

Welcome to Southwest Eyecare

We’re a full-service eye care practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico offering a complete range of medical, surgical, and refractive services. Our team is committed to individualized care for all of our patients in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico and believe that it’s a privilege to serve your eye care needs.

About Us


We utilize the most advanced technology to accurately diagnose and treat routine and medical eye conditions. It is our intent to grow and nurture lasting professional relationships with our patients. We recently received a Meritorious Administration Award from the Corcoran Consulting Group, honoring our long-term dedication to patient care and customer service.

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7110 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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