T. Thomas Chwe, OD


Hot Springs

T. Thomas Chwe, OD

Board Certified Optometric Physician

Why I wanted to get into eye care

I became interested in eye care because I understand how important our vision is to allow us to perform exceptionally and find greater satisfaction in life. I think most of us can agree that our vision is one of the most important senses we have. I want to help my patients protect and preserve their vision for their whole lives.

My philosophy

My philosophy is to take a more preventative eye care approach. I really enjoy educating my patients about proactive steps they can take to ensure optimal eye health and vision.

What I love about practicing at McFarland’s

I love the support system I have around me at McFarland Eye Care. It allows me to perform at my best and provide a world-class experience for my patients.

Favorite part of my job

My favorite part of my job is the team, my work family, that I have the privilege to work alongside every day. We all share the same passion and energy to provide the best care possible for our patients.

Something I would like my patients to know about me

The questions I’m often asked pertain to my last name and my background. My last name is pronounced “choo-way” and my background is Korean. I was born in New York, but I spent most of my early years in southern Ontario, Canada.

"I am a patient of Dr. Thomas Chwe at McFarland Eye Care in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is an excellent doctor and I trust him completely. He identified my double vision problems and solved them with specially designed prescription glasses."

– Ellen Chamberlain

"Very friendly and compassionate staff. Everyone worked diligently and efficiently to get me in and out! Wonderful selection of eye wear and Dr. Chwe was awesome! Thank you McFarland’s!!"

– Sierra McNeely

"My experience was wonderful today! Dr. Chwe, I can’t thank you enough for working with me and spending the time you spent with me, making sure my eye health was a priority and taken care of so thoughtfully. The entire experience and staff was pleasant and professional. High praise to you all!!"

– S.C.

"Dr. Chwe is an expert physician, kind, and knowledgeable! Excellent assistants, courteous, efficient. Highly recommend McFarland Eye Care both for refraction and for eye care."

– Carol Hassialis

"I wish I would have found this place years ago. Everyone was so friendly and truly cared about making sure I got the best care. Dr Chwe actually listened to my concerns and the problems I have been having and didn't rush through my exam like most doctors. I felt cared about and would highly recommend this clinic to everyone."

– Stepheny Baughn

"I have been a McFarland believer for many years. I am never disappointed. Yesterday was no exception. Yes, my doctors are exceptional. Their knowledge is exceptional. Their caring concern assures me of a satisfied result. Yesterday It started with a lovely woman named Audrey who came to my rescue... my new glasses didn't work. What was I to do now? My world revolves around UP CLOSE and now it was blurry. She patiently assured me it would be fine... and rechecked and adjusted until it was. Dr. Chewe did his magic and I tweeked the prescription to perfection then took me to recreate my glasses after discussing my needs with them. Soon I will have the sight of my youth and can press forth in my ministry. That is why I'm answering this survey. Everyone wins with this kind of care. Thank you McFarland Eye Care!!!"

– Susan Jennings

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