Meet Dr. McFarland
Board-certified optometric physician, Dr. Michael R. McFarland, is one of the two leading practitioners at the Bentonville and Fayetteville locations of Vold Vision in Northwest Arkansas. With years of experience in research and treatment, particularly in the area of glaucoma care, patients feel safe in his dedicated hands. When Dr. McFarland is not practicing at Vold Vision or working on his Master’s degree, he can be found golfing, fishing, working out, or spending time with his wife and sons. His ongoing education and passion for advancing the field of optometry is clear in the satisfaction of his patients.
Specialties and Skills
Dr. McFarland is particularly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, has dedicated his research and expertise to the field. As a committed scientist as well as physician, he is involved in numerous clinical research studies and consistently works towards more effective procedures and treatments. He is also skilled in refractive surgical care as well as the treatment of many other eye diseases.
Education and Training
With an undergraduate degree from Pittsburg State University, Dr. McFarland has remained at the top of his class throughout his education. He completed a Doctorate of Optometry (OD) from the University of Missouri at St. Louis from the College of Optometry with top grades before undergoing a Residency at Vold Vision. Presently, Dr. McFarland is continuing his education while additionally working as one of the lead practitioners at Vold Vision. He is a candidate for a master’s degree in clinical vision research at NOVA Southeastern University in the College of Optometry.
Memberships and Awards
Dr. McFarland is a proud member of the American Optometric Association as well as the Arkansas Optometric Association. As a researcher, his work has gained recognition in the field, and he has been published in the leading professional publication Glaucoma Today. Additionally, he has earned the Norman E. Wallis Excellence Award for achieving the highest optometry board score in America.