Dr. Tina Watterberg is now performing cataract surgery at two locations in the Clovis area. For patients living in the northern area, she performs cataract surgery at the Plains Regional Hospital. To accommodate our southern area patients, Dr. Watterberg continues to travel to Portales where she performs surgery at the Roosevelt General Hospital.
True to the Eye Associates dedication to patient care, our traveling physicians are providing the best and most convenient surgical care in Eastern New Mexico.
The Farmington Eye Associates has been in the same location for the past 15 years and as our practice continued to grow, we reached a point that both the clinic and optical space needed expansion to accommodate our patients. The clinic was expanded from 4686 square feet to over 8000.
The existing space was repainted to match the expansion area; chairs and artwork updated with the Optical Shop getting a fresh new look. In addition to our expanded wait area, we created a sub-waiting area for our dilating patients. We also added EyeStarTV and Wi-Fi to best serve our patients.
We are proud to say the project was a great success and we’ve received numerous compliments from our patients and their families.
Eye Associates is pleased to welcome Dr. Benjamin Smith to our practice and to New Mexico. Dr. Smith relocated from Louisville, Kentucky where he was practicing following graduation from the Optometry Program at the University of Alabama.
Although he will be working full time in several Albuquerque clinics, he is currently providing optometry coverage two days per week for Dr. Julie Kleva in the Farmington Clinic during her time off this summer.
We welcome Dr. Smith to Eye Associates and look for him in the deep powder when the snow starts accumulating this winter.
Drs. Charles Chiang and John Mezoff are pleased to welcome Brandi McGraw, OD to the Eye Associates of New Mexico Gallup practice. Dr. McGraw received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is an active member of both the New Mexico Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. With the addition of Dr. McGraw, the Gallup Clinic now provides contact lens services to our patients.
Mark P. Lesher, MD of Eye Associates of New Mexico has been named one of the 250 top innovators in premium intraocular lens implant surgery by publishers and editors of Premier Surgeon, publisher of Ocular Surgery News. Dr. Lesher has been providing premium lens cataract surgery and LASIK surgery to the patients of Eye Associates of New Mexico since 1993.
Dr. Arthur Weinstein, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Eye Associates of New Mexico has been named one of the 250 top innovators in premium intraocular lens implant surgery by publishers and editors of Premier Surgeon, SLACK Incorporated, publisher of Ocular Surgery News.
Premier Surgeon is a bi-monthly magazine serving as the definitive information source for refractive cataract surgeons who wish to provide unparalleled patient care and outcomes and who strive to be market leaders in the arena of premium IOLs.
Congratulations Dr. Weinstein on being selected as one of the 250 top innovators.
We’re proud of the 170 employees and their family members who recently participated in the 5-mile“Making Strides” walk along Albuquerque’s Rio Grande River. What a fun way to raise $2,500 in donations for the American Cancer Society!