We are continuing to care for our patients both in our clinic and in surgery.  We are accepting new patients and appointments are available.

For your safety and the safety of our staff, we ask that you wear a facial mask throughout the duration of your appointment.

We are continuously cleaning/disinfecting patient contact areas, and our building is professionally cleaned and disinfected multiple times a week. We have implemented social distancing protocols and installed plexiglass partitions at our front desk.  All our staff are required to wear masks. UV-C light sterilizing units have been installed in all our HVAC units to sterilize all circulating airflow in the building.  UV-C portable units are also being utilized to sterilize equipment and individual rooms.

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our utmost priority is your health and well-being.

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Las Cruces Bulleting - Best of Mesilla Valley 2021

Welcome To Eyes Of The Southwest

Las Cruces Eye SurgeonWelcome to Eyes of the Southwest where our dedication to leading edge technology is surpassed only by our commitment to personal patient care. Our team of eye care professionals pride themselves in offering quality care with knowledge, skill, and compassion in a high-tech and comfortable environment.

Eyes of the Southwest featured in Las Cruces Sun-News


Eyes of the Southwest was featured in the Las Cruces Sun-News, and is the first clinic in New Mexico/El Paso to use this cutting edge bladeless laser for cataract surgery.

Read the full article (pdf opens in new window)

Our Doctors

Edward V. Hernandez, MD

Dr. Ed HernandezDr. Edward V. Hernandez is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery and the treatment of ocular disease. Dr. Hernandez was born and raised in California. He attended the University of California, Irvine where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in biology. While attending the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Hernandez conducted research in the field of vision physiology and was the recipient of many honors and awards for his academic achievements. He was accepted into multiple medical schools but chose to attend the University of California, San Francisco where he continued to conduct vision research in the electrophysiology of the retina and co-published a number of scientific journal papers. During his medical school he also completed a research project and co-authored a paper in the electrophysiology of the retina at the University of California, Los Angeles, Jules Stein Institute. After completing a medical internship at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California he completed his ophthalmology training as chief resident at the University of California, Davis. In addition to his academic achievements, Dr. Hernandez holds a patent on a novel ocular device under development for the treatment of dry eye. Dr. Hernandez arrived in Las Cruces and began practicing ophthalmology in 1998. He is now owner/president of Eyes of the Southwest, a state-of-the-art ophthalmology practice in Las Cruces, NM. He is a member of many professional medical associations such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is board certified to practice in the states of New Mexico, California and Texas. He met his wife in high school and they have 2 daughters. Outside of work, Dr. Hernandez enjoys being with his family, skiing, hunting and traveling.

What We Do

Office of the Las Cruces Eye Doctor Dr. HernandezEyes of the Southwest offers a complete menu of services.


Patient Forms

For your convenience we have provided our patient forms on the website to shorten your time in the waiting room. Please take the time to print and fill these forms out before your appointment, and bring with you day of appointment.

New Patient Information Document (PDF)
(Right-click and choose SAVE AS or DOWNLOAD LINKED FILE AS to save to your computer).

Contact Us

eyes of the Southwest Optometry Offices in Las Cruces

Phone: 575-523-2020
Address: 2810 N. Telshor Blvd

Las Cruces, NM

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