Eye Care | UNM Health System | Albuquerque, New Mexico

From regular well eye exams to treating complex conditions, UNM Health System Eye Care is your one-stop provider for excellent eye care.

Eye Care

Keep your eyes healthy with regular visits to UNM’s eye clinics. We see patients of all ages for wellness checks and chronic eye conditions. Visits typically take one to three hours—bring sunglasses in case we have to dilate your eyes! If you have a co-pay, please pay when you check in.

Well Eye Exams

Our well eye exams are for patients who don’t have any eye condition or concerns. We’ll do a through exam and dilate your eyes to make sure they are healthy. We suggest patients have their eyes examined one a year.

Although insurance does not typically pay for well eye exams, we highly recommend them. Regular eye care helps us detect and treat problems early. To schedule an exam or get pricing information, call 505-272-2553.

Children’s Eye Care

If you’re concerned about your child’s vision or an eye condition, contact our pediatric eye care team. We’ll help your child feel comfortable during the exam at our UMN Hospital location.

Eye Conditions We Treat

In addition to eye injuries and infections, the most common conditions we treat are:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye): Vision in one eye is reduced because the brain and the eye are not working together.
  • Astigmatism: The eye does not focus light evenly onto the retina, causing headache, eye strain, blurred vision or poor night vision.
  • Cataract: The lens in the eye clouds, causing blurry vision. Cataracts are common in older patients.
  • Cornea diseases: Conditions that affect the outermost layer of the eye can cause serious vision problems.
  • Floaters: These little specks that float in your field of vision often don't require treatment. A sudden increase in floaters with light flashes or vision loss indicates an emergency.
  • Glaucoma: A group of diseases that damage the eye, causing vision loss and blindness. Early detection is key—symptoms often go unnoticed until eye damage occurs.
  • Hyperopia (Farsightedness): Distant objects appear clear and close objects appear blurry.
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness): Close objects appear clear and distant objects are blurry.

Visit UNM Health System Eye Care

Our two locations provide different services. You can make an appointment at either location by calling 505-272-2553.

UNM Hospital

A referral may be required. Please contact your insurance company. Services offered at this location:

  • General ophthalmology
  • Specialty care for diseases of the retina and cornea
  • Uveitis care
  • Neuro ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastics (eye plastic surgery)
  • Acute eye trauma/injury and conditions
  • Pediatric eye care
  • Glaucoma specialty care

UNM Eye Clinic

Referrals are not required. Services offered at this location:

  • General optometry and ophthalmology
  • Chronic disease follow-up such as diabetes eye care
  • Chronic medication follow-up such
  • Well eye exams
  • Exams and prescription for glasses
  • Regular spherical and specialty contact lenses
  • Surgical care and consultation for common eye diseases
UNM Eye Clinic
1600 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
UNM Hospital
2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Eye Care