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The staff was very helpful, and friendly. As I am quite busy, all my appointments were easily made via email; my wife prefers telephone appointments. The doctors are very professional, and adequately explain procedures step-by-step. I have worn glasses for over 50 years, and after Dr. Sanchez did my cataract surgery, I can easily read and drive without the need of corrective lenses.

Del C.


I just had my latest eye procedure done. This was a laser procedure (capsulotomy) performed on my eye to remove build up on my lens capsule... This procedure was a complete success. It was painless and took less than 5 minutes to perform. I have to add that I’ve been a patient at Southwest Eyecare for over 10 years and I have had several other intricate eye procedures done with complete success - cataracts, torn retina, and treatment for floaters.

Larry B.


I've been to other ophthalmologist offices. This is the best. Dr. Teahan did my Lasik surgery years ago and monitored often afterwards.

Never had an issue. Getting ready to do more work with pterygium and cataracts in both eyes with Dr. Downes. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Totally professional here.

John V.


Everything about my experience here was exceptional. From my initial evaluation through to my Lasik surgery, everyone I came into contact with was professional and knowledgeable. During my procedure, Dr. Teahan made sure that I knew and understood everything that was happening, and that I was comfortable the whole time. He was also helpful in explaining what my post-procedure experience would be like and made certain that my recovery was as quick and painless as possible. It is incredible to wake up each day with perfect vision! Thank you Southwest Eyecare and especially Dr. Teahan.

Lauren M.


While visiting ABQ for three months I awoke one night with severe pain in one eye. I was able to get in later that day where I saw Dr. Kenneth Downes. He diagnosed a problem with the cornea and proposed a plan for treatment.

I felt confident in his treatment. He took the time to discuss the issues with my eyes and the treatment did improve the situation. Everyone in the office was pleasant and helpful. I ended up being seen several times over the following weeks and I never had a bad experience.

Jim C.


My eye doctor at DaVita recommended Dr. Kenneth Downes at Southwest Eyecare as he was leaving DaVita for private practice. I needed a cornea transplant in my left eye. I had lost most my vision in that eye and my eye always felt very dry and scratchy. My surgery was on 11/19/2019. I am happy to report the surgery was successful. Dr. Downes is an amazing surgeon. The entire procedure was painless before during and after. I was totally conscious throughout the entire procedure. I never had to take any medication for pain after my surgery. My vision is completly restored. The staff at Southwest Eyecare are both professioal and knowledgeable.

Linda W.


Can't say enough good things about this office. Everyone is kind and courteous. When I've had to call to change or move an appointment, they've always worked with me.

Sally S.


Dr. Downes is a very knowledgeable doctor. He is easy to talk to, caring, and friendly. He takes time to explain things and listens. I have total confidence in him as my doctor and highly recommend him if you need care for your eyes.



Dr. Sanchez is a kind, caring doctor who makes sure you understand your treatment plan, as well as the results of your tests. I highly recommend him.


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Albuquerque, NM 87109

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