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 Association 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. Eugene Cheung, OD
Dr. Cheung was born in the quiet town of Santa Barbara, California. He later relocated to Waterloo, Ontario in Canada and received a Bachelor of Science in Honors Biology and Co-operative Education at the University of Waterloo.
Missing the California weather, Dr. Cheung moved back to Southern California where he earned his doctorate from Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry.
During his time at Western, Dr. Cheung participated in Binocular Vision research, and was selected for the prestigious Golden Key International Honors Society, Dean’s List and the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. Always thirsty for knowledge, Dr. Cheung completed a residency in Ocular Disease at the Jonathan M. Wainright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Walla Walla and Surgical Co-Management at Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute in Kennewick.
After serving our nations heroes, Dr. Cheung decided to settle down close by to join the Center Vision Clinic Team.
Dr. Cheung’s professional interests include treating and managing ocular diseases and providing quality comprehensive eye exams. Also, with the increasing prevalence of myopia (nearsightedness), Dr. Cheung is fascinated in the ability to slow down the progression of myopia in the younger population.
In his free time, Dr. Cheung enjoys bouldering/rock climbing, hiking, and playing video games.