William H. Benson, M.D.

William H. Benson, M.D.

Dr. Benson specializes in ophthalmology and corneal and external diseases.He is board certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology.


Dr. Benson was the State Medical Director for the Old Dominion Eye Bank from 1995 to 2006. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO), and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Benson has received the honor of being selected by his colleagues as one of “Richmond’s Top Doctors” by “Richmond” magazine.


Dr. Benson is Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at VCU. He is also a Professor at the University.


Dr. Benson received his Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University, and earned his M.D. from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology residency at West Virginia University School of Medicine, and two successive fellowships in cornea and external disease and cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Benson is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.


2019 MEDARVA Patient Choice Award

2019 Patient Choice Award

VCU Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology

8700 Stony Point Parkway
Suite 220
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 323-0830

MCV Department of Ophthalmology
P.O. Box 980438
Richmond , VA 23298
Phone: (804) 828-9315
Fax: (804) 828-1010

VCU Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology


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