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Welcome to Rivers in the Desert Eye Clinic

Your Optometrist in FARMINGTON, NM

Call us at (505) 326-0552 today

Welcome to Rivers in the Desert Eye Clinic in FARMINGTON. Dr. Lawrence Adegite and the Rivers in the Desert Eye Clinic team strive to provide the best in optometry services. We invite you to browse our website to learn more about our optometry services and join our patient family by scheduling an eye exam appointment at our FARMINGTON office.

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Rivers in the Desert Eye Clinic is a full service eye and vision care provider, accepting both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Patients throughout the FARMINGTON area come to Rivers in the Desert Eye Clinic because they know they will receive the personal attention and professional care that is our foundation. Dr. Adegite and our team are dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. At Rivers in the Desert Eye Clinic, we will explain every exam and procedure and answer all of our patients' questions. Additionally, at Rivers in the Desert Eye Clinic, we offer vision financing options and will work with vision insurance providers to ensure good eye health and vision care for all of our patients.

Our Approach to Optometry

Our one-on-one approach to optometry makes Dr. Adegite and the Rivers in the Desert Eye Clinic staff the eye and vision care providers of choice in the FARMINGTON area. Our FARMINGTON optometrist offers the following services: complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre- and post-operative care. For a complete list of services, visit our services page or call our FARMINGTON office at (505) 326-0552.

At Rivers in the Desert Eye Clinic, we are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.Call us at (505) 326-0552 or schedule an appointment today online.

Dr. Lawrence Adegite
FARMINGTON Optometrist | Rivers in the Desert Eye Clinic | (505) 326-0552
FARMINGTON, NM 87401 5620

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    Lawrence Adegite

    My name is Doctor Lawrence Akintunde Olufidiya Adegite. I am happily married to Leah Adegite and reside in Farmington, New Mexico. We collectively have 7 Children.

    I was born in Oye-Ekiti Nigeria Africa. I was raised in a Christian home and attended church regularly and was apart of the church choir. From a young age I was taking my bible all around with me and preaching publicly. I also knew when I was 12 years old that I wanted to be a Doctor and was already on my way by making glasses for friends out of cardboard.

    I attended a Private Elementary School and then a Private Boarding School. Following graduation I became an accounting clerk for the Nigerian Railway Corporation. I was employed with this company for five years before I received an Academic Scholarship through the Federal Government of Nigeria. This sparked the striking change of scenery to come to America to be able to study at Pacific University of Oregon in 1977.

    I promised myself that I would receive my first degree in Clinical Psychology within three years. I achieved it in 2 ½ years. I believe that this speaks highly of my perseverence and ability to achieve success. Following not long after was my next degree in Visual Science just two years later. I then did my internship/residency in South Africa at several hospitals where I was trained to do basic cataract extraction, pterygium removal and intense training in ocular/systemic diseases.

    Once I was finished with my internship/residency, I returned to the States and graduated in 1985. Following graduation from Pacific University, I returned home to Nigeria to serve at the Nigerian Air Force Hospital for one year. Once finished I returned to the States to take my Licensing Board Exam. I later worked as a part time clinical instructor and at the same time was engaged in a Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Education.

    I moved to New Mexico in 1992 and started a practice and did a few special trainings at North Eastern University of Optometry in Advanced Clinical Management of Ocular Disease with systemic meds, minor surgical procedures for Optometric Physicians and Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment.

    I was an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry from May 2003 through May 2008.

    Currently I am running two Optometric Practices and also am an ordained minister for the past fifteen years, doing Jail Ministry, I visit San Juan County Jail on a weekly basis.  


  • Doctor was very informative and was genuinely nice. Office was clean and the staff were friendly.

    - Sarah Mascarenas
  • Very nice people. Clean office and they accept medicaid. The office ladies are super nice and Dr. A is a really awesome guy. Personal service. I'd rather go here for that home-town-cozy feel. =]

    - MacKenzie Oakes
  • I was told my 5 year old daughter failed her eye exam at school, and no one else in town was able to give her an appointment- they were all scheduling several weeks out.  A friend told me about this place and they got us right in. The office staff and the doctor was AMAZING!!! She was at ease and dare I say-even had fun at her appointment!! I will never take my kids anywhere else now that I found this place!!! 
    Thank you for all your help, courtesy and kindness Rivers In The Desert Eye Clinic!!!

    UPDATE: My 5th child had her eye check up there today and I was as pleased with Dr.A as ever- he was so patient with her and it was such a pleasant experience yet again!! I will NEVER take my children anywhere else!! This is after 5 appointments now!

    Show More - Heather Lamprecht
  • I love this place! Office ladies were very nice and friendly. The doctor was cool and friendly too. I recommended to come here if you need an eye exam. They accept medicaid too.

    - Terrell Martin Vlogs

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