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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


Dr. Cassandra Woodd

Dr. Wood is a native of Peoria, IL. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Northern Illinois University in 2016. She continued her post-graduate education at University of Houston College of Optometry where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2020. During her time there she participated in rotations at the University of Houston Subspecialty Clinic in Houston, TX, Oak Hill Eye Care in Austin, TX, and Northeastern State University College of Optometry and Rural Eye Programs in Tahlequah, OK. After completing her graduate degree, she went on to pursue a 1-year residency in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy at Arkansas Vision Development Center in Fort Smith, AR, in 2021.

Dr. Wood enjoys working with children as well as adults. She is particularly interested in childhood myopia management using the most recent advances within the field.

Dr. Wood lives in Sallisaw, OK. In her free time she loves spending time with her boyfriend Louis, and their kitty, Reggie. She enjoys relaxing by watching TV, playing trumpet or piano, and golfing on the weekends.


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 Kibler Baptist Church. She likes to be involved in the community.  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.







Angie is married to her husband Daniel. She has 3 children Caleb, Hunter, and Conner. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching all 3 kids play sports.










Lauren is a 2015 Graduate from Alma High School. She has a furbaby Frankie that she adores. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She attends as many of her family’s sporting events as she can. She also loves taking naps on her lunch break.






Kelsey is the mom to her fur-baby cash. She enjoys being in the outdoors. In her free time she likes spending time with her fiancé Eli.











Olivia is a 2018 graduate of Alma High School. She attends Kibler Baptist Church, where she met her husband Nathan. She loves her husband, music, 3 cats and her 2 dachshunds.









Britney likes being outdoors, hiking, swimming. She enjoys spending time with her family and drawing. She can listen to music all day long.