Dr. L Watkins, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 71

Dr. L Watkins, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital - Bryan, TX and Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Watkins to book an appointment.

Dr. Watkins

Heights Optical

427 W 20th St Ste 100 Houston, TX 77008
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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4.2

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  • Long wait times (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Went to see Dr. Watkins for my glaucoma and he told me that I was a perfect candidate for multifocal lens transplant surgery. What a joke. He could not even place the lens in the right place. He repositioned the lens after 1 month and it was still not in the right place but never would admit it. He just said he was "Trying" and then he said "Sorry". After almost 2 years of dealing with this I finally was able to have a new lens implanted and it was done right the first time. During all this time my glaucoma was hard to control. The reason was the lens was rubbing against the inside of my eye causing inflammation. My glaucoma is now under control and I also found out that I should have not paid to have the surgery done by him in the first place since it is a medical condition and my insurance would have paid for it.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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homan – Mar 29, 2021
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My daughter had a visit with Dr. Watkins today. The great staff- Jessica, helped us alleviate a major billing error; Chris, infectious laughter and vision specialist. We arrived before our 2:30 pm DARS exam which began an hour later and left at 5pm. We saw Dr Watkins all of 10 minutes—reviewed chart, examined eyes, said nice to meet you, and left. Chris did most of the talking and completing her paperwork. My daughter was diagnosed since an infant with ocular albinism from numerous Houston Eye and University of Houston eye doctors. Yet, they disagreed with albinism.
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Mrs. Billips – Mar 13, 2020
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I just had my eye exam with Dr. Watkins for the 1st time since moving to Houston. I was very impressed with his knowledge, very informative, attentive and with great bedside manner. I highly recommend him and will be going back! It’s hard to find a good eye doctor.
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Yvonne in Houston , TX – Jan 05, 2019
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Awesome staff
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Houston, TX – Feb 23, 2017
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Great doctor! Superb bedside manner!
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Houston, TX – Feb 18, 2017
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Check in was a smooth process. I enjoy Dr. Watkins and his staff!
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Iris in Houston, TX – Dec 17, 2016
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I truly had a wonderful experience during my appointment. Everyone was smiling and thourough. I highly recommend Dr. Watkins to all!
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Biography

Dr. L Watkins, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

1986
Hermann Hosp/U Tex Med School
Residency Hospital
1983
Baylor Coll Med Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital
1982
University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Medical School

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Dr. Watkins has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. L Watkins, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Watkins frequently treats Presbyopia, Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), and Allergic Conjunctivitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Watkins treats.

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Dr. Watkins' office is located at 427 W 20th St Ste 100, Houston, TX 77008. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Watkins' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Presbyopia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watkins treats Presbyopia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Watkins treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watkins treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Watkins treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watkins treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Watkins treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Watkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(713) 862-6631

Dr. Watkins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Humana Health Plan of Texas
Houston Area HMO-Standard
MHealth Insured
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Locations

Practice

Heights Optical427 W 20th St Ste 100 Houston, TX 77008
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Houston Eye Associates12121 Richmond Ave Ste 220 Houston, TX 77082
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital - Bryan, TX

Bryan, TX

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

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