Dr. Lawrence Watson is a native of Southern California. He was raised in the Coachella Valley, graduating from Indio High School and College of the Desert. He received his O.D. degree from Southern California College of Optometry in 1975. He has been in private practice, providing family eye care for over 35 years. Dr. Watson’s office has been in Palm Desert since 1977 and is located in the Sunlife Building on Fred Waring Drive.
Dr. Watson is a member of several service and optometric organizations including, American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, Rotary International and Cahuilla Optometric Society. He is a past president of the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Watson has donated his time and services to participate in clinical trials with a contact lens manufacturers.
Dr. Watson resides in Indian Wells and Lake Arrowhead with his wife Denise and two dogs. He has three children Mitch, Nick and Kailee. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.
Dr. Kailee Watson O.D. was born and raised in Palm Desert, CA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Philadelphia University, followed by another Bachelor of Science in Visual Science and her doctorate from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Watson was awarded highest clinical honors in patient care and outstanding academic and clinical performance in contact lens design and management. Her experience includes pediatric and visional therapy training at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA and ocular disease management including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Dr. Watson has worked with more than 20 Native American tribes in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association.
In her free time Dr. Watson enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs and daughter.
Dr. Watson provides comprehensive eye exams with a special interest in pediatrics, binocular vision, contact lenses, ocular disease management and LASIK and cataract co-management.