Amy C. Watts, O.D.

Harvard Medical School

Instructor in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Director, Vision Rehabilitation Service
Director, Optometry and Contact Lens Service
Director, Mass. Eye and Ear Optometry Residency Program

Research Summary

Center/Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Watts is a full-time optometrist who specializes in both routine contact lens fittings and specialty contact fitting for corneal disease, status post penetrating keratoplasty, keratoprosthesis, aphakic, pediatric, and trauma patients. She has extensive experience and interest in fitting scleral lenses.


For a full list of publications, please see her CV.

Jonathan Chou, Mahek Shah, Amy Watts, Matthew Gardiner, Robert Kaplan, Joan Miller, John Loewenstein. TDABC. Cost Analysis of Ocular Disorders in an Ophthalmology ED vs Urgent Care: Clinical Experience at Massachusetts Eye & Ear. Journal of Academic Ophthalmology. 2018; 10(01): e55-e60.

Ciolino JB, Ross AE, Tulsan R, Watts AC, Wang RF, Zurakowski D, Serle JB, Kohane DS. Latanoprost-eluting contact lenses in glaucomatous monkeys. Ophthalmology. 2016 Oct;123(10):2085-92.

Rosenthal P, Croteau A. Fluid ventilated, gas-permeable scleral contact lens is an effective option for managing severe ocular surface disease and many corneal disorders that would otherwise require penetrating keratoplastyEye and Contact Lens. 2005;31(3):130-134.

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1997: A.B., cum laude, Biology, Bowdoin College

2002: O.D., Beta Sigma Kappa, New England College of Optometry

Postgraduate Training

2003: Residency, Cornea and Contact Lens, New England College of Optometry

Academic Appointments

2010-present: Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

2003-2005, 2010-present: External Adjunct Faculty, New England College of Optometry

Professional Memberships

2009-present: American Academy of Optometry

2010-present: Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists


2016: Norman Knight Leadership Development Award in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear

2002: New England College of Optometry Clinic Award, New England College of Optometry

2002: Vistakon Contact Lens Award, Vistakon and New England College of Optometry

2002: George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award, American Optometric Foundation

1999: New Hampshire Optometric Award, New Hampshire Optometric Asssociation