Meet Our Doctors
Robert E. Jeffries, MD
Dr. Robert Jeffries is a board-certified ophthalmologist practicing in Northwest Arkansas since 1997. He spent his early years overseas, where his parents served as missionaries. While in India, at the age of nine, he decided to pursue a career in medicine after witnessing overwhelming physical needs.
Dr. Jeffries studied chemical engineering at Princeton University in preparation for medical school. He earned his doctorate in medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Jeffries is a fellow with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Always thinking of ways to improve current technologies, Dr. Jeffries is on the cutting edge when it comes to modern treatments. He has several patents related to intraocular pressure monitoring/measuring for patients with glaucoma. In addition, he is currently working on new lens and glaucoma technology.
Dr. Jeffries loves spending time with Valarie, his wife of 24 years, and his three children, now attending college. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in and teaching Bible studies at First Baptist Church in Rogers. He also volunteers as a Lt. Colonel in Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the USAF, and since 2001 he has faithfully served on the board at College of the Ozarks near Branson, Missouri.
With a wide range of skills, Dr. Jeffries offers medical and surgical care for a variety of diseases and conditions of the eye. He specializes in small-incision cataract surgery, and offers advanced technology lens implants that reduce and even eliminate the need for glasses in many of his patients. In addition to cataract surgery, Dr. Jeffries is passionate about helping patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma.