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Our Optometrists at Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses

Our optometrists in Albuquerque at Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for their patients. We provide general optometry services but also more specialized treatment for cases such as keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration. We treat adults, seniors, teens and children.

Each patient receives a comprehensive eye exam and then the treatment plan is discussed. We want to make sure that all our patients feel comfortable and understand the options available to them.

Get to Know Your Eye Doctors

Each of the optometrists at the clinics has different education, interests and specialities, but all are committed to their patients. In the spirit of improving we are constantly adding new equipment, technology, and offering new treatment options for our patients to improve their quality of life. Each of our doctors are residency trained. In optometry a residency is not required so all of the eye doctors made the choice to do an additional year of training. They felt this additional training would allow them to become better doctors. Read on to get to know the Eyes of NM Family Optometry and Contact Lenses optometrists in Albuquerque better.

Dr. Morgan, O.D.

Dr. Morgan has been an Albuquerque optometrist for over fifteen years and is a board certified Optometric Physician. With her University of Houston College of Optometry degree in hand, she completed her residency in primary eye care and ocular disease management at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center. Dr. Morgan specializes in specialty contact lenses for hard to fit corneas, such as keratoconus, post-surgical ectasia, and pellucid marginal degeneration, and also specializes in ocular disease, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and dry eye syndrome. As a member of the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, she is excited to bring her knowledge of myopia management to Eyes of NM Family Optometry and Contact Lenses.

Dr. Morgan, Optometrist

Discover more about Dr. Morgan

Q: What’s your favorite (secret) spot in Albuquerque?

A: I like walking along the bosque north of Corrales. I recommend going at sunrise or sunset for the beautiful views of the Sandias.

Q: Best eye care tip for everyone?

A: Remember the importance of Eye-geine! Cleaning your lids and lashes daily with a product like Zocufoam keeps your tear film healthy and your eyes feeling comfortable through the day.

Q: Why did you want to become an eye doctor?

A: I knew that I wanted to help people and what is more precious than the gift of sight? It’s a very rewarding career.

Q: How do you like to spend your time on your days off?

A: I enjoy nature photography and traveling. I also like to read.

Q: What was your favorite age growing up?

A: I really enjoy being an adult, lol. But maybe around age eight, there were so many new books to read!

Q: What book, movie or tv show would you recommend?

A: I think Mindy Kaling is so funny, I love her books. I also recently read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and I found it very thought provoking.

Q: What’s on your bucket list?

A: I’d like to travel to all seven continents!

Learn more about Dr. Morgan

Dr. Martinez, O.D.

As an Albuquerque native, Dr. Martinez attended Albuquerque Academy and it was there that she fell in love with learning. She graduated from Ketchum University (formerly Southern California College of Optometry) followed by an additional year of residency training in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision at the University of Houston College of Optometry. With a special appreciation for pediatric optometry, she worked with children with binocular vision problems and vision-related learning problems. She also broadened her experience by working with adult patients with vision impairments, newly acquired brain injuries, and soldiers returning from war with new ocular complications.

Since 2010 she has also spent time working with the New Mexico School for the Blind & Visually Impaired (NMSBVI) to provide mobile clinics to low vision students throughout New Mexico. She continues to advance her knowledge, currently training with a contact lens doctor in Miami, Florida to fit custom scleral contact lenses, ortho k lenses, multifocal hard contact lenses and many other challenging contact lenses.

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Discover more about Dr. Martinez

Q: What’s your favorite (secret) spot in Albuquerque?

A: My husband and I love Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse. It’s not as hidden anymore, but still fantastic atmosphere with great food.

Q: Best eye care tip for everyone?

A: I talk to patients about blinking a lot. Working on improving blinking and increasing the frequency can really help with preventing issues in the future with dry eyes. Also, get your children’s eyes checked early, even if you don’t notice problems or the pediatrician tells you they are fine.

Q: Why did you want to become an eye doctor?

A: I wanted a career that would be flexible with my schedule allowing me to have a helpful career and to be a present parent.

Q: How do you like to spend your time on your days off?

A: I love spending time with my family. We venture to Jemez a lot and come up with different adventures every time we go.

Q: What was your favorite age growing up?

A: I really enjoyed the time when myself and friends got to start driving allowing us independence.

Q: What book, movie or tv show would you recommend?

A: My daughter and I just finished reading the hunger game series, which is really good.

Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of in your life?

A: I am proud of my career and the practice that I continue to build. I am proud of how great my 3 kids are, but I don’t think I can call them my own accomplishment.

Q: What’s on your bucket list?

A: I would really like to see the world.

Learn more about Dr. Martinez

Book your Appointment with one of our Eye Doctors in Albuquerque

All of our optometrists are accepting new patients and are excited to get to know you! Your health care, including medical eye care, is important to us. Book an appointment today for your vision care and let them in on your secret spot to visit in Albuquerque or New Mexico or around the world!

What Will Optometry Practices Look Like Post-COVID?

COVID-19’s rapid sweep across the country has forced optical practices to make rapid clinical management decisions. Some optometrists temporarily shuttered their businesses due to the pandemic, while others began to offer emergency appointment services and telehealth. 

As mandatory restrictions begin to lift in many locations, optometrists are beginning to open their doors for routine care. But this time around they will implement strict social distancing guidelines and take unprecedented precautions to limit the spread of infection. 

Some of the Changes You Should Expect to See

1) Signage throughout the office spelling out new steps and protocols to ensure maximum safety for staff and patients alike.

 

2) Social distancing will be the new norm. Packed waiting rooms will be a thing of the past. Instead, clinics will be spacing out seating to reduce capacity and scheduling in longer intervals to minimize patient interactions. Some clinics may ask patients to wait in their cars until they receive a text message from the office stating that they can come in.

 

3) Certain practices will require appointments for individuals to see and try on the array of frames and sunglasses at the dispensary. Bookings will be in 15-20 minute increments, accessed by one individual at a time.

 

4) Methods will be introduced to decrease the number of surfaces a patient touches. This will include leaving the clinic’s front door open (or replacing it with a motion-activated door), facilitating cashless payments, and encouraging patients to fill out registration forms online.

 

5) Patients who aren’t feeling well or who have been in contact with someone who is ill will be asked to reschedule their appointment two to three weeks in the future.

 

6) Measuring one’s temperature at the entrance will become commonplace — this goes for both staff and patients. Though not the most reliable screening tool, as those who are asymptomatic can still spread the virus, it will identify some people who aren’t well.  Anyone registering 100.4° or above will be sent home.

 

7) There will be more time between appointments, to allow the staff to thoroughly clean and disinfect before and after each patient’s visit.

 

8) Many eye practitioners will be wearing safety goggles and face masks, particularly during any up-close contact with the patient. Patients may also be asked to wear masks.

 

9) Individuals with suspected ocular infections will be put in a special containment area.

 

10) Practices will frequently wipe down any patient area, including chairs, counters and doorknobs. Every exam room will be completely disinfected between appointments. In the dispensary, frames will be promptly disinfected after patients touch them.

 

11) Patients will be requested to wash or disinfect their hands upon entering the office and when entering different rooms. Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses in Albuquerque has strict hygiene and sterilization protocols in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infections. 

 

If you’re dealing with a vision or eye health issue and need to visit Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses, or if you would like some more information on how we have adapted our practice due to COVID-19, please don’t hesitate in contacting us. We’ll be happy to assist you however we can.

 

Eyes of New Mexico Family Optometry and Contact Lenses serves patients from Albuquerque, New Mexico.