UNM Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery
Ophthalmology Division

UNM School of Medicine
MSC 10 5610
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-6120
Joanne Baca de Holguin
Supervisor, Admin Support


UNM Hospital Eye Clinic

2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
UNM Eye Clinic
1600 University Blvd, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Sherry Reeder, DNP, MSA, RN-BC
Director of Ophthalmology Clinics


Commission for the Blind Emergency Eye Care Program

The Emergency Eye Care Program is coordinated through the UNM Department of Surgery, Ophthalmology Division and is currently funded by the New Mexico Commission for the Blind. The Program seeks to reach individuals across the state of New Mexico with detrimental eye conditions and those in need of ophthalmic procedures. Our goal is to prevent blindness and restore vision through medical intervention. The Emergency Eye Care Program isn’t designed to replace health insurance, and we encourage all patients to sign up for coverage.

To qualify, patients must be:

  • In need of financial assistance
  • Uninsured
  • Unable to qualify for Medicaid, Medicare or any other third-party insurance

For more information, please call (505)272-6123.


Patient Eligibility [PDF]
Provider Referral Letter [PDF]
Financial Eligibility Form (English) [PDF]
Financial Eligibility Form (Spanish) [PDF]