Dr. Steven Vold

Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

, Dr. Steven Vold, Vold Vision

Dr. Steven Vold is a leading ophthalmologist who consistently strives to deliver the most advanced techniques and cutting-edge procedures for every patient.

Meet Dr. Vold
Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Vold is an award-winning, board-certified ophthalmologist based in Northwest Arkansas with over 24 years of experience. As an innovative vision professional in the industry, he specializes in complex glaucoma and cataract diagnosis and treatment and groundbreaking laser vision correction treatments. 

Known for his passion and dedication to his patients, Dr. Vold strives to make every patient comfortable and happy with their results. Listed in the Consumer’s Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists consistently since 2002, Dr. Vold is proud to be considered one of the leading professionals in the industry. 

He currently serves as the Chief Medical Editor of Glaucoma Today, the leading national physician publication, and co-founded the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery. He also publishes distinguished journal articles, lectures on the latest techniques, and is frequently written about in the press for his groundbreaking procedures and research. 

Dr. Vold co-founded Ocunetics, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based medical device company. His invention was recently licensed and fully funded by IRIDEX Corporation, a well-established and reputable publicly traded ophthalmic company. He has been instrumental in the development of numerous other products that are now on the market based on his creative efforts.

With a wide range of skills, Dr. Vold is known as an innovator in the ophthalmology field. While he focuses on complex glaucoma and small-incision cataract surgery, he is also skilled in diagnosing and treating many other eye diseases. 

He is an expert in laser vision correction surgery and was the first eye surgeon in Arkansas to offer SMILE, advanced laser treatment. Dr. Vold is exceptionally skilled in laser retina surgery, refractive surgery, cataract surgery with lens replacement operations, glaucoma drainage, filtration, and implant surgery. His practice also offers intraocular lens surgery and bladeless corneal refractive surgery. 

Always pushing for better, faster results, Dr. Vold was the first surgeon in the country to perform various advanced procedures, including new, noninvasive glaucoma and laser correction surgeries.

With an academic record as illustrious as his professional one, Dr. Vold has distinguished himself at every level of his career. After graduating from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, with a major in Biology, Dr. Vold went on to the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a group that recognizes the nation’s top ten percent of medical students. 

Afterward, he completed an ophthalmology residency and a glaucoma fellowship at the Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. With numerous scholarships and academic awards, Dr. Vold has held himself to the highest standards throughout his education and beyond.

Dr. Vold has memberships in many professional groups that contribute to the quality of his career. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Vold also co-founded the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery. 

Locally, Dr. Vold is a member of the Arkansas Medical Society and the Arkansas Ophthalmologic Society. Continuing research throughout his career, Dr. Vold has joined the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Society for Excellence in Eyecare. Lastly, he is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Ophthalmological Association.

Awards and Honors

American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Glaucoma Day Best Surgical Video Award
Caribbean Eye Meeting Doctor’s Choice Surgical Video Award
Castle Connolly Top Doctors, Regional Top Doctor
Charter Member of Peer Reviewed Physicians
Customers Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologist
First Surgeon to Implant Ocular Therapeutix Travatan-impregnated Dissolvable Punctal Plug in U.S.
First Surgeon to Perform AqueSys XEN Microstent Surgery in U.S.
First Surgeon to Perform Glaukos iStent Supra Microstent Surgery in U.S.
First Surgeon to Perform InnFocus MicroShunt Surgery in U.S.
First Surgeon to Perform IRIDEX Micro-pulse Diode Cyclophotocoagulation in North America
First Surgeon to Perform Ivantis Hydrus Microstent Surgery in U.S.
Honored VIP and Life Member of Biltmore Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals
Loyola University Chicago Department of Ophthalmology 22nd Annual Arthur Light, MD Lectureship in Ophthalmology, Chicago, Illinois
Mitchell H. Friedlaender Memorial Lectureship at Scripps Clinic, San Diego, California
Royal College Lecture at Walter Wright 2011 Ophthalmology Conference, Toronto, Canada
Society for Excellence in Eye Care Invitation

Medical Privileges

Washington Regional Medical
Mercy Hospital
Northwest Medical Center

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