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Welcome to
Southwest Eye Institute
The Center for Excellence and Education in Eye Care ®

Our vision is to far exceed your expectations of what it means to get a comprehensive eye examination and personalized eye surgery. Expect excellent clinical care and cutting-edge technology, in a comforting and compassionate environment. We offer an exclusive "VIP for all patients" LASIK and cataract surgery program at our adjacent VIP Laser Center and Vista Surgery Center.

Southwest Eye Institute has several convenient locations in the greater El Paso and Las Cruces areas.  We proudly offer the region's best LASIK eye surgery, building upon decades of experience and excellence. If your goal is to see clearly, with 20/20 or better vision, call us or visit one of our El Paso or Las Cruces locations today - we look forward to serving all of your vision needs.


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The Southwest Eye Institute and Vista Surgery Center are dedicated to providing patients in the El Paso area with the best cataract surgery experience available. Learn more about our "VIP for all patients" approach to cataract surgery and what makes us different.


Serving Patients in El Paso and the surrounding communities. The Southwest Eye Institute is proud to announce that they have taken over the laser vision correction practice of Dr. Stephen Schuster when he retired in January 2016. Learn more about why LASIK and PRK are different here at our VIP Laser Center

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The Southwest Eye Institute, the Center for Excellence and Education in Eye Care®, is the greater El Paso area’s largest and most comprehensive ophthalmology practice. We perform detailed medical eye exams for nearly all eye problems.


Tired of Blurry Vision?

Find out more about our VIP CATARACT Program!
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Tired of Glasses & Contacts?

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Actual Cataract Patient

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I love my new eyes after cataract surgery!!!  Why? I can see!!! I have amazing vision, the best sight I’ve EVER had!!! I had worn glasses since the 3rd grade. Then came contact lenses, then radial keratotomy and then, once again: glasses. Until now, after just a few minutes of surgery without an IV or needing eye drops.  Thank you, Dr. Ellman!!!”

Camilla Carr
Actor: Another World, Designing Women, Falcon Crest, One Day at a Time

Actual Laser Correction Patient

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Impressive dedication to their patients, knowledgeable and caring physicians and staff, and a world-class facility. I visited Southwest Eye Institute to learn more about corrective eye surgery options.  Needless to say, Dr. De La Torre and his staff conducted a professional, detailed evaluation and screening, and walked me through the different corrective options.  I have to say, I am completely happy and satisfied with the whole process.  You can’t trust your eyes to just anyone. I wholeheartedly recommend you visit the Southwest Eye Institute, these people are professional healers.

Ferdinand Gonzalez
El Paso, TX

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(915) 267-2020
1400 Common Drive
El Paso, TX 79936
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150 S. Resler Drive
El Paso, TX 79912
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4171 N. Mesa St.
Building D., Suite 100
El Paso, TX 79902
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2301 Saturn Circle
Las Cruces, NM 88012
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9235 Dyer
El Paso, TX 79924
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