Poonam Varsani, OD, is a UCI Health optometrist who provides comprehensive eye examinations, including refraction testing and contact lens evaluations for people of all ages.
Varsani earned her doctor of optometry degree at Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton. She completed externships in primary care at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers in San Diego and the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in Las Vegas. She also took an externship specializing in low vision at the Center for the Partially Sighted in Los Angeles.
Varsani, who is certified in therapeutic pharmaceutical agents (TPA) and treating glaucoma, also completed a residency in primary eye care and ocular disease at the VA New Jersey Healthcare System.
Varsani enjoys working with people of all ages and has extensive experience providing low vision services and contact lens fittings. She also conducts pediatric eye examinations and travels to community locations in the UCI Health Gavin Herbert Eye Institute’s pediatric eye mobile.
Her love for travel has taken her to many countries, including India, Kenya, England, Spain and France, while her passion for providing eye examinations to people in need prompted her to volunteer with the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity in Colombia.