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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Hill Vision Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Van Buren.

Dr. Denise Hill

Dr. Hill is a native of Scranton, AR. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas Tech University in 2003. She continued her post-graduate education at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optomety where she graduated in 2007. During her time there, she participated in rotations at NSUOCO, W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, Park View School for the Blind, as well as multiple rural eye clinics. She has been clinical adjunct associate professor for NSUOCO for eleven years working as an educator for upcoming optometry students. She also enjoys working with nursing home patients with Outreach Eyecare on occasion.

Dr. Hill is married to her husband Travis Hill. She has four children Logan, Ashlen, Jensen and Collins. She loves spending time with her children and being outdoors. She enjoys cheering on the Pointers and Razorbacks as well.

She is a 2010 Graduate of Leadership Crawford County and currently serves on the board of the local Rotary club.

Certifications and Awards

  • Feinbloom Low Vision Award
  • Corneal Refractive Therapy Certification
  • Laser Certification
  • Alcon Contact Lens Award
  • Marchon Practice Management Award
  • NSUOCO Clinical Excellence Award
  • Published clinical in Journal of the American Optometric Association – “Microbial Contamination Associated with Mascara Use”

Click here to Read Dr. Hill’s Study

Professional Affiliations

  • Van Buren Chamber of Commerce
  • InfantSEE®
  • Vision Source!
  • Van Buren Rotary Club

Specialized Opotmetric Education

  • Ophthalmic Application of Lasers
  • Practice Manangement
  • The Vision Care Institute
  • Extensive off campus externships

Support Staff




Holly is married to her husband Logan Parnell.  They have three children Boston, Brantley, and Brinlee.  She has worked at Hill Vision for the last 8 years. She attends Butterfield Assembly of God in Van Buren. She also serves as a leader in their church youth group. She likes to be involved in the community and serves on the board of the Van Buren Rotary Club as secretary.





Kelsey is a 2010 graduate of  Van Buren High School.  She attended UAFS where she also cheered.  She is the mom to 4 year old Ella Grace.  Kelsey Loves spending her time with Ella, going to the lake, beach and concerts.







Shelia is married to her husband James. She attends church at Branch Baptist. Her favorite things are hiking, 4 wheeler riding and just being in the woods.







Rachel is the mother to her beautiful baby boy, Ari Lee. They are members of Heritage Church. She enjoys teaching her son all about the beauties in life that God has to offer. You can often find her at Lake Tenkiller or Lake Fort Smith enjoying the water. She also loves playing golf at the local golf courses. She has worked in optics for the last 5 years as an Apprentice Optician, but will soon be eligible to take the Arkansas State Board of Licensed Opticians exam. She has a true passion for what she does and is adamant about helping each patient to fit their unique and special needs.




Chelsea is the mom to two fur-babies. In her free time, she enjoys watching NASCAR, going antiquing, and cooking.