Dr. Andy Watkins has been in practice since 1986 and specializes in cataract and refractive surgery. During his many years of practice, he has performed thousands of cataract and refractive surgery procedures. 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.
Dr. Watkins is a member of the exclusive Society for Excellence in Eye Care and 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, Dr. Watkins reported his experience and patient outcomes to assist the FDA in its evaluation.
Dr. Watkins is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the Texas Ophthalmological Association and the Houston Ophthalmological Society. In addition, he 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 lectured to ophthalmologists and optometrists about the AMO ARRAY® and the Tecnis® multifocal intraocular lenses in multiple venues.
Dr. Watkins sees patients in our Cypress and Heights locations.