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Southwestern Eye Center doctors provides state-of-the-art LASIK to Phoenix, Mesa, Sedona and the surrounding communities. We also provide comprehensive optometry and ophthalmology services, including subspecialty procedures in vitreoretinal disease, oculoplastics, cornea disease, glaucoma, refractive procedures, low vision aids and ocular prosthetics. All of our doctors are highly skilled and many have additional advanced fellowship training. We work closely with a large community of referring optometrists so that patients can remain with the doctors they know and trust.

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In 1982 Dr. Lothaire Bluth opened the first Southwestern Eye Center in Mesa, Arizona. Over the last 30 years the practice has grown at an ever-increasing pace, now dotting the map with 25 locations throughout Arizona and three in New Mexico.

Dr. Bluth pioneered the concept of bringing the doctor to the patient, or bringing comprehensive eye care to rural and underserved areas throughout the state. On a given morning, three to four airplanes take Southwestern Eye Center ophthalmologists and their crews to outlying offices and ambulatory surgery centers where operations for cataracts, retinal disease, glaucoma, and oculoplastics are performed on those who are unable to travel or afford care in larger metropolitan centers. Offering outpatient surgical procedures locally allows patients to receive superior and more convenient care at a fraction of the cost the same procedures require in a metropolitan or hospital setting.

Today we have surgery centers throughout Arizona, in Mesa, Casa Grande, Safford, Nogales, Yuma, Prescott, Phoenix, Sun City, Sierra Vista, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City, Lakeside, Cottonwood, Kingman, and Tucson. Our most recently opened centers are located in Deming, NM and Las Cruces, NM.

Southwestern Eye Center's medical staff includes a group of ophthalmologists with a diverse range of specialties. The full time staff provides expertise in the areas of cataract and implant surgery, treatment of glaucoma, diabetes management, corneal transplants, refractive surgery, medical and surgical retina, and laser vision correction. Southwestern Eye Center's optometrists provide care in general family practice optometry, diabetic eye care management, co-management of cataract care, and glaucoma care. Our optometrists work within the full scope of their Arizona licensure. Dr. Bluth believes that the combination of the two professions affords the patients a more comprehensive range of eye care.

There are 22 locations throughout Arizona and 2 in New Mexico.

To schedule an appointment at a LASIK AZ clinic near you please call: 480-854-8185
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Cataracts are an extremely common eye condition that affect more than 24 million Americans aged 40 and older. Our doctors at Southwestern Eye Center are highly experienced in the restoration of clear vision through cataract surgery, offering the latest technology in laser cataract removal. If you are looking for a solution to your cataracts, contact us at Southwestern Eye Center today! We proudly serve the communities of Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, Mesa, and all of Arizona and beyond.

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LASIK surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the nation. LASIK is a laser surgery performed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, which allows patients long-term clear vision without dependency on glasses or contacts. Southwestern Eye Center is proud to offer this simple, life-changing procedure! If you are considering LASIK in Phoenix, or anywhere else in Arizona, look no further - contact us at Southwestern Eye Center today to schedule a consultation and see if LASIK surgery is right for you! We are your Phoenix LASIK providers.

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The retina is the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye that focuses images that come through the eye’s lens. Due to the retina’s vital role in vision, retinal diseases can critically impact vision and even lead to blindness if left untreated. Regularly scheduled eye exams are an incredibly important factor of preventing retinal diseases. If you have been diagnosed with a retinal disease, let our providers at Southwestern Eye Center in Arizona, such as Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, or Mesa, help you to find a solution!

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The cornea is the clear window in the front of the eye that covers the colored iris and the pupil, which allows us to see by focusing the light that passes through it. While there are some issues that can affect the cornea, such as dryness or allergies, a corneal dystrophy is a condition that causes the corneas to lose visual clarity. This is usually inherited, progresses gradually, and presents in otherwise healthy people - the best way to manage a corneal dystrophy is by having routine eye exams. Let our team of specialists at Southwestern Eye Center in Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, and Mesa help you maintain the health of your corneas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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Are you looking to update your appearance? Southwestern Eye Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and many of our other convenient locations, can help you look as youthful as you feel! With facial cosmetic procedures such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), BOTOX, dermal fillers, and brow lifts, there are various ways to take years off of your appearance. Let these minimally invasive procedures help restore your youth. Contact us at Southwestern Eye Center today to schedule a consultation.

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Glaucoma is an ocular that causes building fluid pressure inside the eye - it is one of the leading causes of blindness in America, affecting between 2 and 3 million Americans each year. Glaucoma is diagnosed in routine eye exams, which is especially important since those who are diagnosed with the disease are often unaware of the condition. Contact us at one of our convenient Southwestern Eye Center locations in Phoenix and beyond to schedule an exam today!

lasik & cataract

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In 1982 Dr. Lothaire Bluth opened the first Southwestern Eye Center in Mesa, Arizona. Over the last 30 years the practice has grown at an ever-increasing pace, now dotting the map with 25 locations throughout Arizona and three in New Mexico.

New multi-focal IOL technology

See Better After Cataract Surgery!

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Cataract patients now have an option to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery! Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multi-focal IOL technology can now decrease dependence on glasses after surgery.

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LASIK Self Evaluation TEST

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Are you a candidate for LASIK eye surgery? Take our test and hear from our consultants. Taking our LASIK self-evaluation test can be the first step to LASIK eye surgery in Phoenix that could potentially create your personal best vision.

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At Southwestern Eye Center we offer you the ability to submit an appointment request form so that your appointment can be scheduled at the earliest possibility. Simply complete our form and our staff will contact you directly.

Southwestern Eye Center office hours

Monday – 8am-5pm
Tuesday – 8am-5pm
Wednesday – 8am-5pm
Thursday – 8am-5pm
Friday – 8am-5pm

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Our Mission

About the Southwestern Eye Center

Dr. Bluth pioneered the concept of bringing the doctor to the patient, or bringing comprehensive eye care to rural and underserved areas throughout the state. On a given morning, three to four airplanes take Southwestern Eye Center ophthalmologists and their crews to outlying offices and ambulatory surgery centers where operations for cataracts, retinal disease, glaucoma, and oculoplastics are performed on those who are unable to travel or afford care in larger metropolitan centers. Offering outpatient surgical procedures locally allows patients to receive superior and more convenient care at a fraction of the cost the same procedures require in a metropolitan or hospital setting.
Today we have surgery centers throughout Arizona, in Mesa, Casa Grande, Safford, Nogales, Yuma, Prescott, Phoenix, Sun City, Sierra Vista, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City, Lakeside, Cottonwood, Kingman, and Tucson. Our most recently opened centers are located in Deming, NM and Las Cruces, NM.

Southwestern Eye Center's medical staff includes a group of ophthalmologists with a diverse range of specialties. The full time staff provides expertise in the areas of cataract and implant surgery, treatment of glaucoma, diabetes management, corneal transplants, refractive surgery, medical and surgical retina, and laser vision correction. Southwestern Eye Center's optometrists provide care in general family practice optometry, diabetic eye care management, co-management of cataract care, and glaucoma care. Our optometrists work within the full scope of their Arizona licensure. Dr. Bluth believes that the combination of the two professions affords the patients a more comprehensive range of eye care.

There are 22 locations throughout Arizona and 2 in New Mexico.

To schedule an appointment at a LASIK AZ clinic near you please call: 480-854-8185
Click Here to schedule an appointment at an office near you.

Our Mission
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Southwestern Eye Center has 22 locations throughout Arizona and two in New Mexico. View the map below to find a location near you.

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Click on the learn more button below to learn about common vision disorders and eye surgery solutions. We offer optometry services and ophthalmology surgery at our New Mexico and Arizona eye centers.

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