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. He currently serves on the Bylaws and Resolutions Committee, the Recruitment and Retention Committee, and the Nominating Committee.
Dr. Varanelli is a Diplomate in the American Board of Optometry, as well as the American Board Certification in Medical Optometry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a founding member and Chair of the Academy’s Anterior Segment Section. He served as a Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, is a past president of the Metropolitan Detroit Optometric Society, as well as a Past President of the Illinois College of Optometry Alumni Council.
Dr. Varanelli has been a Clinical Associate Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry, and is a Course Reviewer for the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education. He is a published author and has lectured extensively to the optometric profession and to other health care workers and organizations. He is sought after to lecture on topics related to refractive surgery, anterior segment pathology, dry eye, pharmacology, and other eye care topics. He was awarded the Michigan Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year in 2004.