About the Doctors


Dr. Lori Macfarlane O.D.

Dr. Lori Macfarlane was raised in Fieldbrook, CA and graduated from McKinleyville High School in 1979. She received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology in 1983 and her Doctor of Optometry in 1990, both from the University of California at Berkeley. Lori was awarded the Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal for graduating from optometry school with the highest grade point average in her class.

Dr. Phillip Ruprecht O.D.

Dr. Phillip Ruprecht was born in Arcata and raised in Trinidad. He graduated from McKinleyville High School in 1979. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with high honors including Phi Beta Kappa. Phillip received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1991, also from the University of California at Berkeley.


Lori and Phillip were married in 1983 and have two daughters, Jessica and Kathryn. They started the McKinleyville Optometric Center in 1993 and take great pleasure in being a part of, and helping to provide care to, the community in which they were raised.