Dr. Hal Capps


Dr. Hal Capps is a pioneering ophthalmologist with over 35 years of experience, committed to elevating patient care through innovation, leadership, and deep-rooted compassion.

Meet Dr. Capps

D. Hal Capps MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist with over 30 years of experience in comprehensive ophthalmology and surgery. As the lead ophthalmologist at the Baptist Eye Center in Little Rock, Arkansas when it opened in the early 1990’s, he was one of the pioneers in bringing refractive surgery to the people of Central Arkansas, when he was the CEO and President of the Capps Eye Center. In the late 1990’s, he moved to the small university town of Murray, Kentucky, where he joined Murray Ophthalmology Associates, a practice that was started in 1947 serving the people of western Kentucky. He served as President and Chief Ophthalmologist of Murray Ophthalmology Associates until 2018.

Recently, Dr. Capps moved back to his hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and joined the medical staff at Vold Vision. He has particular interests in the treatment of chronic dry eye disease and corneal disease, diagnosis and counseling for cataract surgery with an emphasis on the latest in intraocular lens technology, glaucoma treatment and management, diabetic eye care, and the broad spectrum of comprehensive ophthalmology.

He has published papers in some of the leading ophthalmic journals, and has been a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the Kentucky Ophthalmology Society, and is a member of the Arkansas Ophthalmology Society.

A luminary in ophthalmology, Dr. Hal Capps possesses an extensive array of skills and areas of specialization. Dr. Capps specializes in a diverse range of ophthalmic treatments including state of the art innovative treatment of dry eye, patient counseling for advanced cataract surgery and the newest lens implantation options, comprehensive glaucoma management, diabetic eye care, and the broad spectrum of comprehensive ophthalmology. His capabilities also extend to plastic surgery of the eyelids, expanding the range of services and treatments he can offer to his patients.

After graduating from Fayetteville High School, Dr. Capps served as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman during the later stages of the Vietnam era. After four years of active duty and service, he returned to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he completed his undergraduate studies in Zoology, Chemistry, and Physics while also studying the arts, and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in three years. After graduation from the U of A, he completed Medical School at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences campus in Little Rock. He remained in Little Rock at the Jones Eye Center for his internship, residency, and served for a final year as Chief Resident at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the Little Rock Veterans Hospital. He has completed post graduate courses in refractive surgery and facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Capps enjoys all of the outdoor activities that bless the residents of Northwest Arkansas, including Kayaking, Bicycling, Hiking and Golf. He also has been a member of the musical family of Fayetteville, founding the Ozark Plantation Band in 1978, which still plays benefits locally for charities including the Seven Hills Homeless Center, and the Arkansas Support Network helping disabled children attend summer camps. He has three adult children, two of which moved to the Fayetteville area after he returned home to NW Arkansas.

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