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Dr. L. Andrew Watkins, M.D.

Dr. L. Andrew Watkins, M.D.
Dr. L. Andrew Watkins, M.D., has been a leader in the field of ophthalmology for 32 years— successfully performing upwards of 15,000 cataract and refractive surgery procedures in the Heights community. With every patient, his goal is to enhance the quality of life through eye care.

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Learn How To Use Eye Drops The Right Way!

Do You Know How To Use Your Eye Drops? You probably didn’t know there was a right way to use eye drops. There’s something uncomfortable about the simple thought of putting a drop in your eye. Well we are here to make things a little easier for you! If you’re helping someone else apply their… Read More

Choosing An Eye Doctor

Ophthalmologist. [Oph·thal·mol·o·gist]. [Opff-thall-mall-uh-gist]. I promise, it’s much easier to find an ophthalmologist than it is to pronounce the name. Choosing an eye doctor is a big decision, and that’s why we’re here to help. First and foremost, you need to understand the core differences between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist. Medical Title An optometrist has… Read More

10 Things About Eyes You Probably Didn’t Know

1. An iris has 256 unique identifying characteristics. Whereas a fingerprint only has 40. This is why retina scans are increasingly being used for security purposes. 2. Our eyes have small blind spots where the optic nerve passes through the retina, and our brains use the information from the other eye to fill this gap…. Read More

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Cataract Center

Don’t let cataracts cloud your vision!

Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process, affecting over 20 million Americans. Most people will eventually develop cataracts, beginning as early as the age of 40.

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Laser Vision Correction Center

Are you a good candidate? Request a FREE consultation and find out!

Lasik is the result of over 30 years’ worth of technical refinement—combining all the latest technology in one efficient procedure. The time is now. Make the choice to reduce your dependency on corrective lenses today!

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Glaucoma Center

Yes, even famous musicians get glaucoma...

It’s known as the “silent thief of sight” for a reason. However, if caught early, most glaucoma can be managed easily—surgery is very rare. Request an appointment today, and we’ll make sure you're in good hands.

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Dry Eye vs MGD

Tired of not being taken seriously by your eye doctor when it comes to symptoms of dry eyes?

Is it dry eyes or MGD? It could be more serious than you think. At Watkins Eye Center we have the latest technology to treat and test for MGD (Meibomian Gland Disorder) and chronic dry eyes. Schedule your appointment for personalized care and treatment!

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Patient Testimonials

“Staff was exceptional in making me feel comfortable and relaxed before, during and after surgery.”

- Delia Quintero

“Everything went beyond my expectations!”

- Ivory Straw

“There is nothing on this visit that could be improved. Everyone was great!”

- Rebecca Alkin

“My Experience was Awesome! Dr. Watkins makes you feel so comfortable before and after surgery. I feel so lucky to have met him!”

- Linda Peters

“The atmosphere was so calm; there was no need to watch the time!”

“Wonderful bedside manner by the doctor, nurses and staff. Everything is real clean - even the warm blanket!”

- Evangelista Escalante

“Everyone was polite and helpful, I have always been treated wonderfully, Do not make any changes, everything is excellent.”

- R. Wilson
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Houston TX 77008
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