We are continuing to care for our patients both in our clinic and in surgery. We are accepting new patients and appointments are available.
We are continuously cleaning/disinfecting patient contact areas, and our building is professionally cleaned and disinfected multiple times a week. We have installed plexiglass partitions at our front desk. 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.
Masks are optional.
Welcome To Eyes Of The Southwest
Welcome 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
STATE-OF-THE-ART BLADELESS LASER FOR CATARACT SURGERY
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.
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Edward V. Hernandez, MD
Dr. 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.
Matthew B. Newbold, O.D.
Dr. Matthew B. Newbold graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2016 with a BS in Human Biology. He pursued his medical training at Pacific University College of Optometry where he graduated as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa honors society. He further studied ocular disease, contact lenses, and vision therapy at a variety of practices including Fresno VA, Travis Air Force Base, Pacific University, and a private practice in Silverton, Oregon. Before joining Eyes Of The Southwest, Dr. Newbold invested 2 years at OD/MD facilities in both Colorado and northeastern New Mexico. Prior to his studies, he served a 2-year church mission in Argentina where he became fluent in Spanish. He was born and raised in Sacramento area, California. He and his wife Jackie are raising two wonderful children aged 6 and 3. When not in clinic, Dr. Newbold enjoys reading, being outdoors with his family, and watching both NFL and college football. Dr. Newbold strives to provide high-quality patient care to a diverse population of people. Sharing a goal with Eyes Of The Southwest, he aims to make sure patients feel welcome and happy with the outcomes of their treatment.
What We Do
Eyes of the Southwest offers a complete menu of services.
- Cataract Surgery
- Laser Cataract Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Age Related Macular Degeneration
- Dry Eye
- Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Refractive status (nearsighted, farsighted, presbyopic)
- Optical Shop
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).
Address: 2810 N. Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
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