Helping New Mexicans see better,
one patient at a time



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
Dr. M. Alejandra Valenzuela Arellano

We’re thrilled to announce that Dr. Valenzuela will be joining us this April! She is an Oculoplastic doctor with world-class international training in England, Canada, and Australia. She graduated at the top of her class as Valedictorian at her medical school in Santiago, Chile. Dr. Valenzuela will bring incredible experience and a new focus for us, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her!

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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!


DURYSTA™ Implant

Southwest Eyecare is one of New Mexico’s leading eye practices—offering the newest treatments and the most demonstrated experience in administering these treatments. Our team is proud to lead the state with unmatched expertise in several aspects of eye care, including using ORA, LenSx/laser-assisted cataract surgery, and advanced technology IOLs (Intraocular Lenses), as well as offering the largest variety of minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS).

The team at Southwest Eyecare is especially proud to lead the front on new, innovative practices and has recently introduced a new treatment, DURYSTA™. DURYSTA™ is a tiny implant that continually administers medicine to treat eye pressure-induced glaucoma. We’re honored to have not only been among the first to offer DURYSTA™ in the state, but to be the team with the most experience in administering it!

Want to know if you’re a candidate? Just reach out to us!

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.

Our Services

Southwest Eyecare Experience

Southwest Eyecare has the most experience in New Mexico in:

  • Using ORA
  • Using LenSx/Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (Bladeless)
  • Using advance technology IOLs (Intra Ocular Lenses)
  • Offering largest variety of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (migs)
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    Our Location

    7110 Wyoming Blvd NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87109

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