The Simone Eye Center’s team of top professionals is dedicated to preserving, restoring and enhancing the gift of sight by providing the highest quality care possible.
Dr. Piero A. Simone, MD, a board certified ophthalmologist, is the founder and medical director of Simone Eye Center. He earned his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed a residency in ophthalmology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
Dr. Simone specializes in advanced cataract and refractive surgery. He is certified in laser-in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK), photo-refractive keratectomy (PRK), and LASEK, and utilizes the latest technologies in these procedures. Since opening the practice in 1999, Dr. Simone has restored vision in thousands of patients and continues to revolutionize the accuracy and outcomes of surgery.
He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr Simone has been recognized by his peers as a Top Doc in Detroit Hour magazine multiple times.
Dr. Simone currently holds hospital privileges at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Troy, where he continues to work with residents and students. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
Dr. Varanelli graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1998 and has been practicing at Simone Eye Center since 2007. He specializes in comprehensive eye care, with an emphasis on the medical and surgical co-management of eye disease. He has a specialized interest in dry eye and has established a dry eye treatment center within the practice.
Dr. Varanelli is a member of many local, state, and national societies, including the American Optometric Association and the Michigan Optometric Association, where he served on the Continuing Education Committee for 9 years and currently serves on the Bylaws and Resolutions Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, is a Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and is a past president of the Metropolitan Detroit Optometric Society.
He currently serves as President of the Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Council. Dr. Varanelli is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry, and is a Course Reviewer for the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education. He is on the Development Committee for the American Academy of Optometry’s newly formed Anterior Segment Special Interest Group. Dr. Varanelli has lectured extensively to the optometric profession and to other health care workers and organizations on refractive surgery, anterior segment, pharmacology, and other eye care topics. He was awarded the Michigan Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year in 2004.
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