Fayetteville-based Vold Vision announced the hiring Tuesday (Aug. 20) of Dr. Sharon Napier, the first fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist in Northwest Arkansas.
Vold Vision has nine physicians and clinics in Fayetteville, Bentonville and Springdale.
“Due to the overwhelming need for this level of care for our community’s children, we have been diligent in our search for the right person to join our team in this role,” Dr. Steven Vold, the company’s chief medical officer and owner, said in a statement. “The visual care a child receives at a young age can greatly impact the rest of their life. Dr. Napier’s specialized knowledge in pediatric care combined with her servant’s heart makes her the perfect choice.”
Napier is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She completed her doctorate at the University of Kentucky, as well as her residency and fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus.
For 18 years, Napier served as an assistant professor in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the University of Kentucky. During that time, she trained 15 fellows, 60 residents and more than 100 medical students.
In addition to her pediatric care practice, Napier will also care for those with adult strabismus.
“Being an ophthalmologist is one of my life passions, and I am thankful to be practicing in the Northwest Arkansas region,” Napier said in a statement. “Serving infants and kids is a joy. In fact, my favorite part of being a doctor is getting to know my patients and their families. I want them to know I’m here to truly listen and give them the best care possible. Also, I enjoy serving adults with strabismus and giving them hope for their future optical health.”
Napier has been published in numerous peer review journals. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Napier also obtained a master’s in business administration from the University of Kentucky.