MEET OUR DOCTORS
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs and our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.
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CHRIS MORRIS, O.D.
A native of Arkansas, Dr. Morris received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas and his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He has completed extensive training in ocular disease, refractive surgery co-management, pediatric vision care, and contact lenses. A second-generation Optometrist, he started practice in 1999 and joined Dr. Parenti in August 2000. Dr. Morris is a member of the American Optometric Association and has served on the board of directors and as president of the Arkansas Optometric Association. Dr. Morris is an avid Razorback fan and loves tennis and baseball. He and his wife, along with their two children, are an active part of the Rogers community.
ALEX BELL, O.D.
A native of Rogers, Arkansas, Dr. Alex Bell received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Bell went on to graduate Cum Laude from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He completed extensive training in ocular surgery co-management, glaucoma diagnosis/management, and contact lens and joined the practice in 2009. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and serves as the Convention chairman and sits on the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Optometric Association. He was voted Arkansas Young Optometrist of the Year in 2019 by the Arkansas Optometric Association. Dr. Bell and his wife, Lauren, enjoy spending time with their four young children. They are active members of Fellowship Bible Church. They also enjoy attending Razorback sporting events, community, and church events.
BELINDA R. STARKEY, O.D.
Dr. Belinda R. Starkey is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Starkey graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 2004 and was selected for membership into The Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. She has achieved licensure in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2014. Dr. Starkey is a past president of the Arkansas Optometric Association. She continues to serve her profession nationally on the American Optometric Association Board of Trustees.
Dr. Starkey was recognized for her service to the profession of optometry with the 2020 Arkansas Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year and with the 2020 Arkansas Optometric Association Special Service Award. She was also awarded the Women of Optometry 2020 Theia Award of Excellence in Leadership. Most recently Dr. Starkey was recognized nationally as the American Optometric Association 2021 Optometrist of the Year.
Dr. Starkey was raised in Mountain Home, AR, and was Valedictorian of Norfork High School. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with family, painting, and being outdoors.
EMILY HINES, O.D.
Originally from southeast Kansas, Dr. Hines first moved to Northwest Arkansas to attend the University of Arkansas where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Hines received her Doctor of Optometry from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, OK where she received the NSUOCO clinical excellence award as well as the Johnson & Johnson award of excellence in contact lens patient care. She has had extensive training in dry eye treatment, contact lens fitting, pediatric vision care, and myopia management. Dr. Hines is a member of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Hines enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, disc golf, good food, and cheering on the Razorbacks!
KORY ALLEN, O.D.
Dr. Allen, originally from Texas, received her Bachelor of Science at Texas A&M University. She earned her Doctor of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, graduating with honors. Dr. Allen then moved to Northwest Arkansas and went on to complete a post-doctorate residency training in primary eye care and ocular disease at the Fayetteville VAMC.
While at Southern College of Optometry, Dr. Allen was involved in the American Optometric Student Association, Beta Sigma Kappa Honors Society, Omega Delta Social Fraternity and Private Practice Club. Dr. Allen served both locally and internationally as a student. She traveled on two optometric mission trips, providing eyecare to those underserved in Belize and Bolivia.
Dr. Allen’s husband, Spencer, also works in health care. In their free time, Dr. Allen and Spencer enjoy spending time with their two adopted dogs, family and friends, being active, traveling and cooking.