Dr. Watkins

Dedicated Service to the Houston Heights Community

L. Andrew Watkins, M.D. has proudly served the Houston Heights since 1986. As a leader in ophthalmology for 32 years, he has successfully performed over 15,000 cataract and LASIK surgeries. Whether you are seeking eye surgery or need a routine eye exam, you can count on Dr. Watkins’s expertise.

Recognition and Credentials

Dr. Watkins received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of North Texas, where he also went on to receive a master’s degree in counseling. Dr. Watkins received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and served an internship in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals. He then completed his specialty training in ophthalmology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.

As a member of the exclusive Society for Excellence in Eye Care, Dr. Watkins was one of only two physicians in the area to participate in the FDA investigation of the AMO Tecnis multifocal intraocular lens prior to FDA approval of the IOL technology.

When it comes to your vision, trust the ophthalmologist who is trusted by other ophthalmologists.

Dr. Watkins is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the Texas Ophthalmological Association, the Houston Ophthalmological Society, and is a recognized leader of the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Watkins is also a member of the Harris County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association. He has lectured at meetings of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Ocular Surgery News Symposia. He has also provided various lectures to ophthalmologists and optometrists nationwide about the AMO ARRAY, the ReZoom, and the Tecnis multifocal intraocular lenses. When it comes to your vision, trust the ophthalmologist who is trusted by other ophthalmologists.

It’s About You

Here at Watkins Eye Center, your comfort and quality of care is our foremost priority. We strive to bring you cutting-edge care in a tranquil and high-tech environment. You will be greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable staff and receive treatment in a state-of-the-art facility. We know that high-quality care can only be delivered on an individualized basis, one patient at a time. That’s why we take the time to get to know you, listen to your questions and concerns, and create personalized treatment plans unique to you.

Dr. Watkins Enjoying Life, Himself

Dr Watkins With His Dogs

Dr. Watkins has had Multi-Focal lens implanted in his own eyes and now is able to live life at its fullest. In his free time, Dr. Watkins enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and 4 grandchildren. He is a true outdoorsman who enjoys the pleasures of hunting and fishing. You might see him walking around Kyle Field at an Aggie game with his family during collegiate football season, or out at a park with his two dearest fur friends: Star and Kate.

Our Services

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427 W. 20th Street
Suite 100
Houston TX 77008
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