Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctor:
Dr. Watkins has been serving the Laveen Area since 2007.
Dr. Torrence Watkins graduated from Northeast Missouri State University (Truman State University) with a Bachlors of Science in Pre-Medicine/Biology. He attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus University) and earned a Doctorate of Optometry with honors in Pediatrics and Ocular Disease. Dr. Watkins received the National Optometric Student of the year for clinical excellence.
Dr. Watkins is also the VP of Optometric Services for Blue Cross Blue Shield Vision Care in Arizona as well as the Eye Physician for The Arizona General Hospital in Laveen. His specialties include contact lenses, Lasik, cataract co-management and pediatrics.
He enjoys being active in the community via mentoring, sponsoring local sports teams and coaching.