Samantha Watson, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon

Samantha Watson, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist that offers comprehensive ophthalmology services, including state-of-the-art cataract surgery; femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery; premium intraocular lens implantation for correction of astigmatism and presbyopia; diagnosis and management of glaucoma, dry eye disease, and diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Watson also offers a specialized form of vision correction—Refractive Lens Exchange—for adult patients who want to eliminate the need for glasses or contacts but are not yet ready for cataract surgery.

A native of Richmond, VA, Dr. Watson graduated from Clemson University with honors. She earned her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and while there, was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her Internship and Ophthalmology Residency at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition to her clinical appointments, Dr. Watson maintains memberships in several professional societies.


“As a strongly visual person, I cherish the ability to experience our world in the visual sense. It is heartening to be able to help restore vision for others so that they may have the same opportunity.”


Dr. Watson enjoys boating and spending time on the water with her three children and husband. She enjoys running not only after her children, but to remain physically active in her spare time. If not a physician, Dr. Watson would spend her days fulfilling her other passion of baking.


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Preventive Eye Care

Regular eye exams can make a huge difference in the detection and treatment of vision problems.

“With my first eye, I noticed the next day the vibrant colors! I didn’t realize that my vision had gotten so bad. It’s only been a week out from my second eye and my vision is 100%! I’m a retired nurse so I’ve witnessed cataract surgery a long time ago and I knew that it was kind of a big deal. But this was the easiest thing I have ever been through.”

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