Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Center Vision Clinic the leading provider of vision care products and services in Kennewick.
Dr. Aaron M. Banta, OD
Dr. Banta is a Tri-Cities native that grew up right here in Richland. After attending the University of Washington and receiving his doctorate from Pacific University College of Optometry, he served our country proudly as an Optometric Physician for the United States Air Force. While on active duty, Dr. Banta was the Chief of Optometry Services at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. He also served as an adjunct clinical professor for the University of Houston College of Optometry, Indiana University School of Optometry and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Following the conclusion of his commitment to the Air Force, Dr. Banta returned home to the Tri-Cities in 2006 to join Center Vision Clinic.
Dr. Banta’s professional interests include diagnosis and management of dry eye and ocular surface disease, specialty contact lens fitting, and providing comprehensive primary eye care to patients of all ages.
Dr. Banta is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Optometric Physicians of Washington and the Columbia Center Chapter of Rotary International. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, serving at his church, fly fishing and backpacking.
Dr. Aaron D. Qunell, OD
Dr. Qunell was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. After graduating from Selah High School he attended Central Washington University for his undergraduate studies where he met his future wife, Brooke. Dr. Qunell then earned his doctorate from Pacific University College of Optometry and upon graduation served in the United States Air Force as the Chief of Optometry Services at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. After completing his time with the Air Force, Dr. Qunell returned to the Yakima Valley in 2005 to practice optometry.
While in optometry school, Dr. Qunell participated in an optometric humanitarian mission to Chisinau, Moldova through Northwest Medical Teams and looks forward to having the opportunity to participate in future mission trips.
Dr. Qunell is an active member of the American Optometric Society and the Optometric Physicians of Washington. His professional interests include the treatment and management of ocular disease and specialty contact lens fitting.
Dr. Qunell and Brooke have four children, Hannah, Ella, Camden, and Addison. In his free time he enjoys participating in community service projects, running, spending time with his family, maintaining his home and yard, and the occasional round of golf.
Dr. Peter S. Wagoner, OD
Dr. Wagoner was born in a small farming community in southwest Iowa. After graduating Clarinda High School, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas where he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in biology. Upon graduation, Dr. Wagoner attended the Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, Texas. During his final rotation in school, he had the opportunity to join a small group of doctors along with a church group on a medical mission trip to Jojoba, Guatemala. Upon recommendation from his clinic director (and Dr. Banta’s former Air Force flight commander), Dr. Wagoner made the decision to move to the Tri-Cities to join the Center Vision Clinic team.
Dr. Wagoner is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the Optometric Physicians of Washington. Professionally, he enjoys fitting contact lenses, providing quality comprehensive eye care, nutrition and learning a holistic approach to medicine. In his free time, Dr. Wagoner enjoys hiking, mountain biking, gardening, painting, playing the guitar, and going on adventures with his dog, Stella.
Dr. Catherine C. Pardini, OD
Dr. Pardini was raised in nearby Dayton, Washington. She attended Washington State University for her undergraduate degree and received her doctorate from Pacific University College of Optometry. She became fluent in Spanish during a year of study abroad in Spain, returning later for two months of language studies. During optometry school, she was pleased to use her language skills on two medical mission trips to Guatemala and Ecuador. After graduation in 2009, Dr. Pardini returned home to serve the Pasco and Dayton communities. In 2013, she and her husband, Evan, pursued an opportunity to live and work abroad in the Netherlands. While there, they were blessed with two children, Gabriel and Abigail. Dr. Pardini joined the team at Center Vision Clinic in 2017.
Dr. Pardini enjoys the broad scope of comprehensive primary eye care and working with patients of all ages. She is member of the American Optometric Association and the Optometric Physicians of Washington.
Dr. Pardini values her time as mother and wife. She and her husband enjoy various family activities such as gardening, hiking, hunting, CrossFit, traveling and serving in their church.