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.

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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.