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.
"LASEK A++ - Vold Vision A++!I have been a patient at Vold Vision for one year. I was first introduced to Vold Vision when I suffered a severely scratched eye. Dr. McFarland diagnosed the injury immediately and I was fully healed in a couple days. About 8 months later, I decided to have LASEK done. I knew immediately the doctor I planned to use, Vold Vision. I had total faith in their ability, service and dedication to my procedure. The doctor and staff were 100% accurate on explaining the operation, what to expect and the healing process. All I did was follow their guidance, which was simple, take vitamins and follow the eye drops schedule. I am seeing 20/15 and my eyes continue to get better each day. If you are considering LASEK, I highly recommend attending the after hours event, you get to watch a live procedure and talk to Dr. Vold about the LASEK proedure. So, if you want to get rid of glasses and contacts, call Vold Vision! I could not be happier! I am amazed at the outcome!"
"I have always had great service here. Dr. McFarland is very knowledgeable - he helped me look into laser vision correction options and actually advised that I keep wearing contacts for my prescription. I appreciated the honesty!"
"Very helpful staff's. Easy to communicate and friendly."
"Knowledgeable, caring and thorough - One of the best eye dr’s I have ever been to. He takes his time and explains everything. Very knowledgeable and caring."
"Dr. McFarland is awesome! Nicole is also the most caring, efficient assistant!❤️"