Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Centerton Family Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Centerton.
Dr. R. Skye Petty
Dr. R. Skye Petty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of science in zoology. He then attended Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dr. Petty completed an externship with Better Vision Ahead (BVA) and TLC laser center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and Arkansas Optometric Association. His specialties include: comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fits, pre-and post-operative surgical care, and diagnosis and management of diseases. When Skye is not caring for his patients, he enjoys fitness, motorcycles, outdoor hobbies, and most of all spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Dr. Megan Petty
Dr. Megan Petty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of science in biomedical sciences. She also attended Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dr. Petty completed an externship at the Oklahoma Vision Development Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Arkansas Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Optometric Extension Program, and Arkansas PAVE organization. Dr. Megan Petty specializes in pediatric eyecare and developmental vision therapy; and is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development since 2009. When she is not seeing patients, Megan enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.
Dr. Dufour was raised in Rogers, enjoying the culture and outdoor activities offered by Northwest Arkansas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at the University of Arkansas and went on to graduate summa cum laude from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. His residency training in pediatric vision development and vision rehabilitation was completed in Seattle, WA through Pacific University. He is an active member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. Dr. Dufour’s behavioral approach focuses on visual function in the context of other sensory and motor systems. Outside of clinic Dr. Dufour spends his time at Beaver Lake and enjoying good food, art, and music.
Dr. Dufour had many interest growing up, but he finally settled on optometry.
“I was very uncertain of what career path I wanted to pursue. I considered working in architecture, marketing, philosophy, and graphic design. Eventually I decided on optometry for its personal interaction and community service,” said Dr. Dufour.
Interacting with kids is a pleasure for Dr. Dufour.
“Some might say I’m a kid at heart. I’ve always enjoyed working with kids in my church youth group and as a summer camp counselor, so it seemed pretty natural to direct my career toward pediatrics. In the summer of 2013 I began working in a vision therapy clinic and immediately developed a passion for this population. In the case of vision development and pediatrics, I was moved by the influence vision therapy had on my young patients struggling with academics. In working with adults with acquired brain injuries, I gained an appreciation for the debilitating potential of functional vision loss and the joy of helping people return to independence and a normal daily life. In both cases I find that it is in vision therapy and rehabilitation that I am best able to impact the lives of my patients; and as such, I strive to continually improve my care so to provide the best quality of life for my patients.”
Dr. Skye is ecstatic for have Dr. Dufour on board.
”Dr. Dufour is going to be a great addition to our clinic,” said Dr. Skye. “He is bringing us experience in vision rehabilitiation in traumatic brain injury cases; as well as new treatment ideas in children’s vision therapy. I am really excited for this complimentary care in our clinic.”
The best is yet to come…. according to Dr. Dufour.
“While the field of vision therapy has achieved much in the way of clinical and academic research, there is a vast amount still unknown in the neurophysiology of many common visual disorders. I believe that the most effective treatments for strabismus, amblyopia, and post-traumatic vision syndrome are yet to come, and they are to be found through continued study and research of the neuro-visual system. My hope is to participate in the advancement of the profession through contributing to this research.”
You can meet Dr. Dufour on Wednesdays and Fridays at Centerton Family Eyecare or Tuesdays at Pediatric Vision Development Center in Rogers.
Teresa has been with Centerton Family Eyecare since opening in October 2006. She and her husband, Jim, have lived in Northwest Arkansas all their lives. They have two daughters, two son-in-laws, four granddaughters and one grandson. In her free time, Teresa enjoys chasing her grandkids as well as stealing a few relaxing moments to enjoy her coffee.
Angela began as a vision therapist in 2008. She enjoys the challenges and joys of working with young patients. She lives in Bentonville with her husband Derek and their three children, Mallory, Blake and Braden. Outside of work, Angela enjoys cheering at her children’s many sporting events and attending Bentonville FUMC.
Laura joined the team at Centerton Family Eyecare in 2010. She lives in Centerton with her husband JoDonn and their two children, Brooke and Cassidy. In her free time, she enjoys going hiking, jogging, watching the Razorbacks and spending time with her two grandsons, Cannon and Cash.
Steffanie started at Centerton Family Eyecare in September 2012. She is a native of Chicago, Illinois where she studied at Joliet Jr. College. She and her husband Marc have two dogs, Yankee and Bear. Outside of work, Steffanie enjoys family fun nights, singing, reading and exploring the area.
Cody started as a technician at Centerton Family Eyecare in April 2013. She grew up in southwest Arkansas and moved to Benton county in 2005. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jake, daughter Riley and son Luke. She likes to play games (board and cards) and having family movie nights.
Justine grew up in Brigham City, Utah and is the oldest of six children. She began as a vision therapist at the Pediatric Vision Development Center in 2014. She enjoys the satisfaction of working with children, and helping them reach their goals. She lives in Rogers with her husband Jacob. Outside of work, Justine enjoys her family, playing piano, exercising and cooking with her husband.
Stephanie began as a vision therapist at the end of 2014. She enjoys the fun environment and many personalities at work. She really sees how great the impact can make in the lives of children by improving their vision. She and her husband, Josh, live in Bentonville with their two dogs, one cat and fish. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with Josh, their dogs, geocaching, crafts, reading and shopping with friends.