C Klear Vision Optique Staff

What is an Optometrist?

Doctors of Optometry (O.D.s/optometrists) are the independent primary health care professionals for the eye.  Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

  • Doctors of Optometry prescribe medications, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, spectacle lenses, contact lenses, and perform certain surgical procedures.

  • Optometrists counsel their patients regarding surgical and non-surgical options that meet their visual needs related to their occupations, avocations, and lifestyle.

  • An optometrist has completed pre-professional undergraduate education in a college or university and four years of professional education at a college of optometry, leading to the doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree. Some optometrists complete an optional residency in a specific area of practice.

  • Optometrists are eye health care professionals state-licensed to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system.

Our optometrist takes the time to listen to your eye care needs and concerns, to explain the results of your eye exam, and describe your option.  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.

 

Dr. Celina C. Watson

Optometric Physician

Celina excelled academically and graduated in the top ten in her senior class from Sylvan Hills High School in Sherwood, Arkansas in 2002. Before graduating, Celina had already decided on a career path - optometry. She attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, graduating with honors in 2006 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, and headed to start her optometric education at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Clinical experience was of utmost importance at NSUOCO, and Celina loved interacting with patients and helping determine their eye care needs. She graduated with honors from NSUOCO in 2010, and began practicing in her home state of Arkansas with a group optometric practice providing comprehensive eye care. In 2013, Celina took a position as the Clinical Director of TLC Laser Eye Centers - Little Rock, where she worked aiding patients like herself through the considerations of LASIK or PRK vision correction surgeries. Dr. Watson is well known throughout the optometric community for her comprehensive knowledge and personal patient care. Dr. Watson would love to have you as a patient as  she fulfills a life long dream of having an optometric practice that aims to give back to a community she has been a proud part of her whole life. 

Kristopher Watson

Practice Manager

Kristopher was also born and raised in central Arkansas. He graduated high school in 2006, and began his collegiate education at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. There he was a basketball student athlete, and later transferred to and graduated from University of Central Arkansas. There, Kristopher earned his B.S. in Biological Physics and minors in Mathematics and Psychology in 2011. With over 8 years of experience in the eye care industry and many awards received, Kristopher is best known for his passion for patient care.