William H. Benson, MD

William H. Benson, MD

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

Dr. Benson, MD offers these procedures:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Corneal transplant
  • Dry eye/tear solutions
  • Iridotomy
  • Removal of cyst/pimple on or in eyelid
  • Removal of growth on conjunctiva
  • Repair of non-functioning or blocked tear duct


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 a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at VCU.


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.


Very best service ever! Please recognize Dr. Benson and his entire group! Marlene S. Mar 2021
The entire procedure seemed well planned, coordinated, and professional. I would recommend all of the staff and especially Dr. Benson and the Anesthesiologist. William P. Dec 2018
Dr. Benson did an outstanding surgical procedure (cataract) on my eye. I didn’t feel a thing. Thestaff worked well in keeping me calm. George E. Nov 2018
Dr. Benson did a great job. I am going to tell all my friends about him. – P. Mckeith Aug 2016
I could not see when I got there to give a report of the place, but the nurses and Dr. Benson were God sent and thank you to all. Cynthia R. Apr 2015
Dr. Benson and his staff did an excellent job. I could not be more pleased. Andrew S. Oct 2014


2019 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2019 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award


VCU Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
8700 Stony Point Parkway
Suite 220
Phone: (804) 323-0830

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