Dr. Melissa Farley, O.D. was born and raised in rural Wayne, West Virginia. Dr. Farley completed her undergraduate studies at Marshall University, where she received Marshall’s highest award — The John Marshall Scholarship. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry in 2004. After graduation, she went on to pursue her optometry degree at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. She had a great opportunity to fulfill her passion for missions with trips to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic with SVOSH (Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity).
During her time at Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Farley completed externships at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis, the Eye Center at Southern College of Optometry, and in private practice, where she had extensive experience working with cutting-edge eye care technology. Upon completing her externships, she graduated with her Doctorate Degree with honors and was selected for the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.
She has been in private practice in Southwest Virginia since 2008. Dr. Farley has extensive experience in medical optometry, providing a variety of services for her patients, including vision correction, glaucoma treatment, macular degeneration management and genetic testing, foreign body removal, emergency medical treatment, dry eye management, surgical cataract and LASIK co-management, infant and pediatric examinations, and specialty contact lens fitting.
Dr. Farley loves working with children. Part of her clinical rotations and private practice experience has been evaluating and managing all types of infant and children's vision problems.
Dr. Farley is an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and Virginia Optometric Association (VOA). She also enjoys participating in local vision missions through Remote Area Medical.
She loves to spend time with her family and enjoys being actively involved in church activities. She also loves camping, hiking, and anything outdoors.