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Divya M. Varu, MD

Divya M. Varu, MD

Dr. Divya M. Varu is a board-certified Ophthalmologist specializing in the care of cataract surgery and refractive surgery patients in Austin at Dell Laser Consultants (DLC). As a fellowship-trained surgeon in LASIK and Advanced Surface Ablation/PRK she provides a customized treatment plan for patients in order to meet their individual needs. She is also a skilled cataract and refractive lens exchange surgeon, performing surgery using full focus intraocular lens implants.  With her expertise in a wide range of complex pathology, Dr. Varu has expanded the services provided at Dell Laser Consultants to include comprehensive eye care. She uses state-of-the-art treatments for patients with dry eye diseasekeratoconus, ocular allergies, rosacea, glaucoma, retinal disease, and other concerns. Dr. Varu strives to translate the spectacular advances of medical science and technology into quality care for her patients.

Dr. Varu has published in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent contributor to the medical journal Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. Furthermore, since 2013 Dr. Varu has served on the Cornea/External Disease Preferred Practice Panel, which is a distinguished group of ophthalmologists who provide international recommendations for care to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In 2022, Dr. Varu was nominated to Co-Chair this prestigious panel, becoming one of the first women to serve in this leadership role.

After graduating from the George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Varu completed her ophthalmology residency training at the prestigious Northwestern University. During her training, she was selected as the first chief resident and served as the resident ambassador for the Illinois Association of Ophthalmology. Interested in the precise nature of corneal, cataract, and refractive surgery, she pursued a rigorous fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, working with world-renowned surgeons. Prior to joining DLC, she was in private practice outside of Chicago and later at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, an affiliate of Stanford University. Throughout her career, Dr. Varu has been committed to education and continues to be involved in training eye care specialists around the country.  Locally, she is the co-founder of the Austin Women in Vision group, which provides educational and networking opportunities to female doctors in eyecare.

Additionally, Dr. Varu is passionate about public service and has been a medical volunteer in Cuba, Ethiopia, and India. She has worked with the United States Senate, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Public Health Association, and the American Medical Women’s Association on a variety of health care initiatives.  Dr. Varu has been recognized for her community involvement as a finalist for the “Austin Under 40” Award in Medicine and Healthcare and nominated several times as “Mentor of the Year.”

Dr. Varu looks forward to serving you and your families with your eyecare needs.

Experience and Accomplishments:

Dr. Varu has presented her research at numerous medical meetings, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • World Cornea Congress
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Chicago Cornea Association
  • Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Central Texas Optometric Society; Texas Optometric Association

Memberships:

Dr. Varu’s memberships include:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Council of Ophthalmology
  • Texas Medical Board
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • Austin Ophthalmological Society
  • Austin Women in Vision, co-founder

Accolades:

Dr. Varu’s accolades include:

  • Named Co-Chair of American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Cornea/External Disease Preferred Practice Panel
  • Named a “Top Ophthalmologist” by Top Doctor Magazine
  • Named as a finalist for “Austin Under 40” Award in Medicine and Healthcare
  • Published author in medical journals, including Ophthalmology ®, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea: The Journal of Cornea and External Disease, and the American Public Health Association’s The Nation’s Health
  • Nominated for Austin’s “Mentor of the Year” several years in a row

Technology Patents:

Certificates:

Dr. Varu personalizes the care she offers each patient.  She is able to offer a range of medical technologies because of her advanced medical and surgical training:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Texas Medical Board – Physician License
  • Light Adjustable Lens/Light Delivery Device Certified
  • iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System Certified Physician
  • IntraLase™ LASIK Certified Physician
  • VISX™ Advanced CustomVue Certified Physician
  • STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System with WaveScan Certified Physician
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK) and Corneal Ring Tunnels Certified Physician

Dell Laser Consultants is proud to be part of the Refractive Surgery Council (RSV) Verified program. The seal reflects our commitment to providing you with the information you need to make the right decision for your vision correction. The RSC Verified seal also represents a promise and a standard for information that is unbiased and based on the latest science. Information you read with the RSC Verified seal has been developed under the guidance of the Refractive Surgery Council and meets the highest standard for quality and accuracy. Information with the RSC Verified seal will ensure you have the information you need to make an informed decision about your vision correction options.

Our Doctors

Dr. Steven J. Dell
Dr. Divya M. Varu
Dr. Derek N. Cunningham
Dr. M. Nabila Gomez
Dr. Theresa Q. Nguyen
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Our eye surgery facility located at 901 Mopac Expressway South, Barton Oaks Plaza 4, Suite #350 in Austin, TX, is "first class" in every respect. Our laser treatment suites and examination rooms are stocked with a full array of the most up to date equipment and our staff is continually available, friendly, and helpful. If you are seeking an Austin LASIK provider that will take the time to find the best vision correction procedure for you and meticulously prepare for your surgery then we are the LASIK eye doctors for you.

Contact us today by calling 512-347-0255 for a free no-obligation laser vision correction screening or to schedule a comprehensive LASIK consultation. We aim to make LASIK affordable for every patient and therefore, we offer both LASIK Financing and also accept HSA flex spending accounts. If you are concerned about the cost of LASIK in Austin please do not hesitate to call us.

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