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Doctor & 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 10 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 Vice President. She is a 2020 graduating member of Leadership Crawford County. She loves spending time with her family outdoors, at the ball fields and the beach.





Kelsey is a 2010 graduate of  Van Buren High School.  She attended UAFS where she also cheered.  She is married to her husband Garrett. She has two little girls Ella & Sophia.  Kelsey Loves spending her time with her family, 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.








Ashleigh is a 2009 graduate of Alma High School. She is the mother to a 4-year-old boy named Jace. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith in 2018. She attends Kibler Baptist Church. Ashleigh enjoys spending her time with Jace, family, running and training for marathons.





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









Madison is married to her husband, who proudly serves int the United States Air Force. She has her Early Childhood Certification from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. She is a proud dog mom and enjoys serving as a church nursery worker.








Abbi is a Van Buren alum and graduated from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. Abbi also teaches cheer and tumbling classes. She loves working with kids. She is excited to be a part of the Hill Vision Center team!