Best LASIK Surgeon In Albuquerque, NM

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VisionCenter is committed to connecting patients to the best local healthcare providers. We reviewed Albuquerque LASIK Surgeons in Albuquerque, Albuquerque, and chose this list based on their:

  • Qualifications and education
  • Years of experience
  • Reputation and resources
  • Past customer experiences

We used AI technology to analyze Albuquerque reviews from Google, Yelp, and Facebook to find patients' favorite surgeons in the area. Our team then went through and hand picked our list of the best LASIK surgeon in Albuquerque.

Coleman Vision

5051 Journal Center Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

5 out of 5 (953 reviews)


Patients consistently report outstanding experiences with Dr. Coleman and the Coleman Vision team. Their attentive care and surgical expertise produce life-changing LASIK results. Patients recommend Dr. Coleman for his professionalism and skill.


  • Dr. Coleman and his team provide exceptional customer service and make patients feel like family.
  • The procedure is painless and the results are amazing, with many patients achieving perfect or near-perfect vision.
  • Dr. Coleman is highly experienced and skilled in LASIK surgery, and uses advanced technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients.


6500 Jefferson St NE Suite 150 A, Albuquerque, NM 87109

4.9 out of 5 (743 reviews)

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The LasikPlus practice is known for their attentive staff and informative doctors who put patients at ease during the process. Many patients have undergone successful procedures with little discomfort and improved vision, with some achieving 20/20 or better. Patients often remark on the professionalism of the caring staff and skilled surgeons.


  • Friendly and informative staff.
  • Pain-free procedure with great results.
  • Knowledgeable and welcoming staff with excellent customer service.

Juliette Eye Institute: Robert F. Melendez, M.D.

6401 Holly Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

4.9 out of 5 (167 reviews)



Dr. Melendez receives consistent positive feedback for his expertise, professionalism, and commitment to patient safety and satisfaction. Patients praise the transformative vision improvements from procedures like LASIK and the welcoming, knowledgeable staff. Juliette Eye Institute is lauded as a place of excellence where vision enhancement and patient care converge.


  • Highly professional and personable staff: The staff at Juliette Eye Institute is knowledgeable, welcoming, and caring, creating a warm and welcoming environment for patients.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and procedures: The institute provides state-of-the-art equipment and up-to-date corrective procedures, like LASIK, SMILE, PRK, EVO ICL, RLE and Cataract surgeries, producing excellent results..
  • Personalized and thorough care: Dr. Melendez offers personalized, thorough care to his patients, starting from consultations, procedures through to follow-up, which makes patients comfortable and confident in their treatment.

Is LASIK Safe?

LASIK eye surgery is safe. Thanks to the advancement in technology, serious complications are rare. The general complication rates of LASIK are between 1 and 1.8%.

What Makes a Good LASIK Candidate?

A person is a good candidate for LASIK if:

  • They do not have any active eye infections, inflammations, or abrasions
  • They do not have dry eyes
  • They do not have any kind of eye disease that affects the cornea
  • They have a prescription of -11.00 diopters of nearsightedness, +5.00 diopters of farsightedness, or 5.00 diopters of astigmatism
  • Their corneal tissue is thick enough
  • They are at least 18 years old
  • Their vision has been stable for 1 to 2 years
  • They have realistic expectations going into the surgery

Other Types of Eye Surgery

LASIK is not the only type of eye surgery you can get. Other types include:


PRK stands for photorefractive keratectomy. It’s another type of laser eye surgery that can correct:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (irregularly shaped cornea)
  • Presbyopia (age-related farsightedness)

The procedure involves removing the outer surface of the cornea. A surgeon uses an ultraviolet (excimer) laser to reshape the cornea.

Surgeons recommend PRK if a person isn’t a good candidate for LASIK. Its recovery time is slightly longer than LASIK, although they both achieve the same goal.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

RLE is another type of eye surgery that corrects the same problems LASIK can. It involves removing a person’s natural lens, which is then replaced by an intraocular lens (IOL).

Candidates for RLE include:

  • Those over the age of 40
  • Those with refractive errors
  • Those who are not candidates for LASIK
  • Those who don’t want to use reading glasses or contact lenses
  • Those who have early cataracts

Cataract Surgery

The only way to remove cataracts is through surgery. There are two types of cataract surgery

  • Phacoemulsification procedure
  • Laser cataract procedure

Phacoemulsification involves liquifying the cataract lens using ultrasound waves. The surgeon suctions the natural lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

Laser cataract surgery involves using lasers to make precise incisions in the cornea. The surgeon then suctions out the natural lens in fragments.

Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) for Keratoconus

Collagen cross-linking is a new surgical technique to treat keratoconus. It involves using special eye drops and ultraviolet light to strengthen the cornea’s collagen fibers.

The goal of this procedure is to prevent the progression of keratoconus. When the collagen fibers grow stronger, they stabilize the corneal tissue. It can also reduce or eliminate the need for a transplant.

Lifestyle Lenses

Lifestyle lenses are also referred to as premium lenses. They are often used during cataract surgery when the natural lens is removed and replaced with artificial ones, the lifestyle lenses.

These lenses can also correct other eye problems, including:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Astigmatism

Intacs® Corneal Implants for Keratoconus

Intacs® are also called intracorneal ring segments (ICRS). They’re thin, crescent-shaped rings made with biocompatible plastic material. It’s the same material used for IOLs.

Intacs® are inserted into the cornea to restore its normal shape. It can treat refractive errors and keratoconus.

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) treats glaucoma using small incisions and microscopic equipment. This kind of technology reduces risks during surgery.

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