Dr. William Varr, III

Dr. William Varr, III

Dr. Varr has over 20 years of ophthalmic experience, specializing in cataract and refractive surgery. Experience and knowledge are what sets Dr. Varr apart and what gives his patients the utmost confidence and sense of security.


Dr. Varr is a graduate of Columbia College and received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He served in the US Army as Chief of Ophthalmology and Flight Surgeon at US Aeromedical Center, Ft. Rucker, AL from 1988-1992. During this time, he was a member of the Army Aviation Medicine Board of Review while serving as the Clinical Instructor for the US Army Flight Surgery School and Advisor to the US Army Surgeon General for Aviation Ophthalmology. His experience has been recognized with the US Army Achievement Medal and US Army Meritorious Service medal.


Dr. Varr has served as President of Rhode Island Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (2004-2006) and continues to be a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Medical Association, and the Rhode Island Medical Society. Dr. Varr’s hobbies include breeding and showing Portuguese Water Dogs, long-distance sailing, hunting, shooting sports, and skiing.


In addition to his passion for ophthalmology, Dr. Varr enjoys a variety of hobbies outside of his practice, including breeding and showing Portuguese Water Dogs. Dr. Varr also finds fulfillment in long-distance sailing, hunting, shooting sports, and skiing, demonstrating his adventurous spirit. Dr. Varr’s extensive experience, dedication to his patients, and active involvement in professional organizations make him a highly respected ophthalmologist. His expertise in cataract and refractive surgery, combined with his commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in the field, ensures that his patients receive the highest quality of care.

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