Dr. Sarah Gene Forrest is an optometric physician who has been trained to diagnose and treat a wide-variety of eye and vision problems at the primary care level. She enjoys helping patients by prescribing and fitting spectacles and contact lenses to improve vision and also to diagnose and treat various eye diseases.
The small community of Jackson in Southeast Missouri is where Dr. Forrest spent her younger years. Her undergraduate studies were obtained at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health; graduating Summa Cum Ladue. After undergrad, Dr. Forrest moved to Oklahoma, where she attended Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. During her time at NSUOCO she was awarded the NSU College of Optometry Award of Clinical Excellence, Pheiffer Award for Excellence for Research Related to Practice Management and Southwest Contact Lens Award. Dr. Forrest also was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa and Northeastern State University Honor Society. In May 2011, Dr. Forrest graduated NSUOCO with Summa Cum Ladue designation.
After optometry school, Dr. Forrest and her husband moved to south Texas. During her time there she worked closely with a prominent ophthalmologist who was The Valley’s leading Intralasik surgeon for the Dallas Cowboys. She also enjoyed serving as vice-president (2012 and 2013) and president (2014) of the Rio Grande Valley Optometric Society; a division of the Texas Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. In early 2015, Dr. Forrest and her husband decided to move closer to family and made Little Rock, Arkansas, their new home.
Dr. Forrest is currently a member of the Arkansas Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.
Sarah is blessed to have a great husband and two wonderful children. Most weekends at the Forrest household involve enjoying the vast outdoor activities Arkansas has to offer with the company of friends and family.