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.
"Yesterday afternoon I had Lasik done and I couldn’t be happier! The Doctors and Staff are great, nice, helpful and informative. They answered all the questions I had and walked me through the whole procedure from the consultation to my post op appointment. Waking up today and not worrying about doing anything to my eyes to be able to see was the best feeling ever. Thank you so much Dr. Vold, Dr. McFarland, Jennifer and John and all the staff, I will for ever be grateful and this has chance my life for the better!"
"Absolutely amazing experience. We all have our triggers that make us anxious. Mine is my eyes. Talk about them and they start watering. The kindness, professionalism, laughter and empathy I received from John, Karen and Dr McFarland made me wish I had done the Lasik procedure much sooner. In my mind, top notch with no equals."
"Vold Vision staff are super friendly and knowledgeable! They make you feel as comfortable as possible with your decision of eye surgery! Dr. McFarland and staff did an incredible job on my eye surgery. I can now see clearly without the need of glasses or contacts! Highly recommend this place for anyone who is thinking about getting corrective eye surgery!"
"Absolutely wonderful experience!!! Dr. Hurd has been my doctor for 2 years and he’s wonderful! Dr. MacFarland is amazing also and monitored my progress from my LASIK surgery from Dr. Vold who is absolutely wonderful! Also, front desk ladies are wonderful, Lara is an absolute queen 👑, Mackenzie is so kind and eased my process and answered all my questions! I’m so glad I went to Vold after years of getting sub-par service at other places I took a chance and it’s been worth it!!!! 10/5 stars! Bless you all for taking such good care of me!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
"Dr. McFarland did amazing job walking through what was to be expected for my SMILE surgery. And Dr. Vold made the procedure seem like a breeze. All of the staff was welcoming and provided amazing patient care when answering all of my questions. I am so excited to walk into 2021 with perfect vision and say goodbye to glasses. Thanks Vold Vision and I would highly recommend your services to anyone in the future."