Conditions Treated

  • Macular Degeneration

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Retinal Vein Occlusion

  • Macular Pucker / Wrinkle 

  • Epiretinal Membrane

  • Macular Hole

  • Retinal Tear

  • Retinal Detachment

  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment

  • Vitreomacular Traction

  • Flashes and Floaters

  • Call about other eye conditions



4505 Pine Tree Cir.

STE 120

Vestavia, AL 35243


Phone: (205) 637-7123

Fax: (205) 831-2729


Monday to Friday

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Richard Watson MD

Dr. Watson attended medical school and residency at Tulane University followed by a fellowship in retina surgery at West Virginia University. Dr. Watson spent the next four years working for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary while holding a faculty position at Harvard Medical School. During this time Dr. Watson also volunteered at a Veterans Affairs Hospital where he proudly provided free care to the great veterans who served our country. Dr. Watson and his wife had a growing family of little children. They decided to move to his wife's hometown in Alabama to be closer to their extended family.

Dr. Watson's current practice uses the latest therapies with advanced medical equipment. Cutting-edge treatments are provided for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other conditions affecting the retina. For patients that need laser retinal surgery, Dr. Watson has a laser system in his office that is highly effective and more comfortable than many other laser systems. If a patient needs surgery in the operating room, Dr. Watson performs surgery at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital.

 Dr. Watson is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of many national medical societies.

The office of Dr. Watson has plenty of free parking immediately outside of the office doors. There is no need to use a parking garage or even take an elevator. Everything is on the first floor just a few steps from the parking area. Convenience for the patient is a high priority.

Outside of the office Dr. Watson enjoys spending time with his wife and children and going on adventures with them in the great outdoors.

©  Dr. Watson

4505 Pine Tree Cir.

Suite 120

Vestavia, AL 35243

Phone: (205) 637-7123

Fax: (205) 831-2729