COVID-19 Update: We are open 100% for eyecare, glasses and contacts.  Our entire office staff has been vaccinated and we have enhanced safety and cleaning protocols.  We use UV light cabinets to clean all our frames, as well as alcohol and HOCl (Hypochlorous acid) for surface disinfection. You may still order your contacts online or over the phone. Please call 505-883-1208 if you have any questions.


Welcome to Drs. Babington and Babington & Apple Tree Optical where you can expect superior personal eye care, technologically advanced contact lenses and designer fashion eyewear. We are one of Albuquerque’s premier eye care practices and optical shops, serving the Northeast Heights and greater Albuquerque for over 30 years.

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(505) 883-1208

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7520 Montgomery Blvd NE Building E Suite 6, Albuquerque, NM 87109


9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Tuesday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM


Our attention to detail in caring for your visual needs is clear from the moment you contact our office. Our cheerful and patient staff is always pleased to help and ready to answer any questions you may have. Appointments are recommended, but same day appointments are usually available. Our eye doctors spend quality time with each patient to ensure treatment is completely tailored to your needs. The goal of our office is to build lifelong relationships with our patients in Albuquerque and all across New Mexico.

Always at the forefront of optometry’s advances, board-certified optometrists Dr. S. David Babington, OD and Dr. David J. Babington, OD use the latest diagnostic equipment to help diagnose and monitor eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and neurological conditions.

A father and son team, the eye doctors have over 50 years of experience between them. Both are members of the American Optometric Association and the New Mexico Optometric Association.

I first started seeing Dr. B when I was pregnant with my daughter….twenty seven years ago. Even when I lived in another state, I would come back for my eye exams. I wouldn’t trust my eyes to anyone else. I live all the way on the other side of town and he’s worth the gas.


Francesca C. ABQ, NM

My boyfriend woke up at 3 AM in tears crying from a serious pain in his left eye. Later that morning, I called Dr. Babington to see if he could get my boyfriend in for an exam. Sure enough, he saved the day and got him in at 9 that morning. The damage that he did to his eye required my boyfriend to see Dr. Babington every day for 5 days. I’m happy to say that his eye is 100 percent better, and I was so grateful that Dr. Babington was to see him that morning. He is a great Dr!


Brittany H. Albuquerque

I have been seeing Dr Babington for the past 4 years and I have to say that he and his father are by far the most comprehensive and professional optometrists that I have ever worked with. About 4 years ago, just before I moved back to Denver, Colorado, I found out that I had a rare degenerative eye disorder. I worried that, even in a city the size of Denver, I would not be able to find an eye doctor that was as careful and or knowledgeable as Dr Babington is. To this day I have not and luckily I have to make regular business trips to Albuquerque therefore I am able to continue my business relationship with the Babington’s. Lastly their eye glass shop is top notch and the staff is very knowledgeable as well as being on top of all of the latest fashions.


Steve B. Denver, CO