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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 on offering quality care in a high-tech yet comfortable environment.

Our Doctors

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.  After completing a medical internship at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California, 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. 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.

Andrew A. Mohammed, MD

Neal L. Apple, M.D.

What We Do

Las Cruces Eye DoctorEyes of the Southwest offers a complete menu of services plus a full-service accredited eye surgery center and laser center in our Las Cruces Location.

  • Cataracts
  • Cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eye
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Refractive status (nearsighted, farsighted, presbyopic)

Contact Us

contactusPhone: 575-523-2020
Address: 2810 N. Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM

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