Helping New Mexicans see better,
one patient at a time

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!



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
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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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    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!


    For years, Dr. John Teahan has been an integral part of Southwest Eyecare — treating patients with skill and compassion, and offering his colleagues kindness and guidance. Having founded Southwest Eyecare, he’s been a great resource to have in the industry, and helped hundreds of patients realize their dream of having better vision. Having announced his retirement as of December 31st, 2021, he is already greatly missed around the office, but we hope he is enjoying a much deserved retirement. Thank you for all you’ve done, Dr. Teahan!

    Our Location

    7110 Wyoming Blvd NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87109

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