Our Eye Doctors
Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Since maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Richard L. Barnes was born in Brinkley, AR and lived there until he was seven. He was a Magnolia High School graduate. In high school Dr. Barnes played quarterback for a state champion football team and also played for a state champion basketball team.
He attended college at Southern Arkansas University, where he received a Bachelor of Science. Dr. Barnes sparked an interest in optometry from his father who worked for the Office for the Visually Impaired. Upon receiving his BS, Dr. Barnes moved to Memphis, TN where he attended Southern College of Optometry and became a Doctor of Optometry.
He is a member of the Arkansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In his spare time Dr. Barnes enjoys hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, traveling, and watching his two favorite sports teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Dr. Jennifer Stafford was born and raised in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She graduated from Harding University in Searcy where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then attended Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, OK. Dr. Stafford has had extensive training with specialty contact lenses, vision rehabilitation, ocular disease, and applications of ophthalmic lasers. She received NSU Honor Society Awards in 2011 and 2012. She also received the Dry Eye Treatment Award in 2012.
Dr. Stafford is an active member of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and National Optometry Associations.
Dr. Stafford enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, traveling, exercising, and being outdoors with her labrador retriever!
Dr. Stafford, Dr. King, and Dr. Hall reminding everyone to protect your eyes with a pair of sungalsses from Visioncare Arkansas!