LASIK eye surgeon Dr Adam Watson
LASIK eye surgeon Dr Adam Watson
LASIK eye surgeon Dr Adam Watson
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Dr Adam Watson

LASIK Eye Surgeon


About Dr Adam Watson

Dr Watson is a specialist LASIK eye surgeon who, together with his eye care team, prides himself on his genuine warmth and empathy, and ability to communicate effectively.

Dr Watson is careful to tailor surgery to every patient’s individual needs. He combines his attention to detail and attentiveness to his patient’s wishes, with clinical judgment based on his advanced training in corneal surgery. His experience includes corneal transplant surgery, non-laser refractive surgery techniques and advanced small-incision cataract surgery techniques using the latest lens technologies.

Overview of Dr Watson’s Achievements (click to expand)

Specialist in:

  • iLASIK laser eye surgery
  • CustomSurface PRK
  • Non-laser vision correction


  • University of Otago
  • iLASIK certified surgeon
  • UK fellowship in laser, cornea & cataract surgery

Positions held:

  • Vision Correction Specialist & Director – Eye Institute

Associations & memberships:

  • Fellow – Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member – American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member – American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member – Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member – Australia and New Zealand Society of Oculoplastic Surgery

Dr Watson’s training & experience

After graduating from the University of Otago Medical School in 1991 and training as an ophthalmic surgeon in Australia and Auckland, Dr Watson completed further subspecialist fellowships at renowned centres in England, including Queen Victoria Hospital and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Dr Watson worked for 18 months with one of the UK’s top laser refractive surgeons and, in 2005, was pleased to bring his experience to Eye Institute. As a Keratorefractive Fellow Specialist, Dr Watson assessed and treated difficult cases that other eye surgeons had referred for treatment. His work in England involved planning and treatment for both routine and complex refractive cases that gave him special insights into the best approaches and solutions to a wide variety of refractive needs.

Dr Watson has published several papers internationally as well as a textbook chapter on aspects of LASIK management. He maintains a close relationship with his colleagues around the world to stay up-to-date with the latest research and surgical techniques and speaks at ophthalmic conferences both nationally and internationally.

Dr Watson’s specialisms

  • iLASIK laser eye surgery
    Dr Watson insists on using the latest LASIK technology for all procedures. Wavefront-guided, blade-free iLASIK is Dr Watson’s preferred laser vision correction procedure.
  • CustomSurface PRK
    Dr Watson also offers CustomSurface PRK using the same advanced, wavefront-guided Visx S4 technology as used in iLASIK, for those who may benefit from a no-flap technique. This is in keeping with his care to offer the best, most appropriate and safest refractive treatment for all patients.
  • Non-laser vision correction
    For those that are unsuited to laser refractive surgery, Dr Watson is able to offer lens-based refractive procedures that may give superior outcomes in some cases.

Dr Watson's Team

Dr Watson's Team
Dr Watson & his team:
(L-R) Emma, Raj, Adam, Ali and Catherine

With his eye-care team, Dr Watson prides himself on his genuine warmth and empathy, and ability to communicate effectively.

For an efficient and on-time service, Dr Watson’s clinics are booked by Emma Garrett & Ali Taramai and many of the questions regarding insurance, possible costs, and which tests may be needed can usually be answered by Emma and Ali.

Two key members of the team are Catherine Cruz and Raj Maiti. Both are caring and thorough therapeutic optometrists who assist Dr Watson with the individualised assessments required to provide the best care, using the latest equipment.

Dr Watson’s family & personal interests

Adam was lucky to meet Kate, his wife, while working in England. Kate is a trained nurse with special experience in day surgical nursing. Together, they enjoy the Auckland region’s beaches, bush and city, exploring new places in New Zealand, and catching up with their family and friends both here and in the UK. They have four children who keep them happily busy at all times.

Make an appointment with Dr Adam Watson

Please fill in the form below to enquire or book your appointment with Dr Watson. Appointments, including free, no obligation laser eye surgery assessments, are available:

  • Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 5.00pm
  • Wednesday evenings – until 6.00pm
  • Saturday mornings – by request only
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Laser Assessment Terms and Conditions:

Patients are eligible for the initial free laser assessment on condition that they have no history of previous eye surgery (including previous laser surgery).

The initial free laser assessment is only available to patients whom are seeking laser vision correction and is not applicable to any other treatment type.