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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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PETE PARENTI, O.D.
Optometric Physician

PETE PARENTI, O.D.

CHRIS MORRIS, O.D.
Optometric Physician

CHRIS MORRIS, O.D.

ALEX BELL, O.D.
Optometric Physician

ALEX BELL, O.D.

BELINDA R. STARKEY, O.D.
Optometric Physician

BELINDA R. STARKEY, O.D.

Optometric Physician

PETE PARENTI, O.D.

Dr. Parenti has practiced in the Rogers-Bentonville area longer than any other eye care professional. An Arkansas native, he and his wife moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1974. His wife, a speech pathologist, and daughters teach in the Rogers school system. Dr. Parenti is a graduate of Southern College of Optometry. His practice is in general optometry, including contact lenses and he is certified as an Optometric Physician. He has been active in many civic groups with an emphasis on eye care. He and his wife have participated in Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity for nearly 30 years. They have traveled around the world providing eye care and much-needed vision correction to people without access to proper health care. Dr. Parenti is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys reading and music.

Optometric Physician

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.

Optometric Physician

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.

Optometric Physician

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. Dr. Starkey became a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2014. She is a member of the Arkansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She joined the ArOA Board of Directors in 2012 and is currently President-Elect. 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 boating. She is involved in the Dramatic Arts Department at Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas. She has appeared on an episode of TLC’s Arkansas-based 19 and Counting and has been a background/atmosphere actor in the film Parker’s Anchor. She and her husband, Clay, and their 2 dogs live in Rogers.