Meet Our Staff

Our staff has over 70 years of eye care experience. 

Poplar Bluff Staff

Dr Troy L. Bell

Optometry Doctor

I am a graduate of Indiana University-School of Optometry and have been in practice in Poplar Bluff for over 20 years. I am therapeutically licensed to diagnose and treat various ocular diseases. I am involved in the mission efforts of Fellowship of Christian Optometrists; in providing eye care to third world countries. I love my practice here and am devoted to my patient’s eye care. My wife, Shelley, and I have five children: Jonathan, Sarah, Taryn, Ella, and Anna.

Teresa Davis

Certified Optician, Office Manager

I began working at Dr. Bell’s Family Eye Care in the beginning, June 2000.  I have enjoyed watching and being a part of the growth of a wonderful practice.  I have been in the optical field for 24 years. I enjoy going to church at Harviell Church of Christ. My husband Rick and I reside in Poplar Bluff.  We have two children, Scott and Ashley and five grandchildren, Timothy, Gracie, Wyatt, Chase, and Izzy Jo.

Dawn Freeman

Optical Tech

I have been Dr. Bell’s optical tech since 2007. I conduct all the pre-screenings, visual fields, and fundus photos. My husband and I have two children, Landon and Molly who keep us busy with their various activities.

Lacey Henderson

Certified Optician

I live in Poplar Bluff with my husband Josh and two daughters Georgia & Gemma. I started working at Bell Family Eye Care in May of 2019 as an optician and moved to the lab in May of 2020. I love my job! Whether I’m upstairs helping patients pick the perfect frame, or down in the lab edging lenses for that frame, every day brings a new challenge and more to learn.

Anna Robinson


I started working for Dr Bell Family Eye Care in February 2023. As your optician, I am learning every day the best ways to give you a great experience. I will help you select the lens, lens enhancements, and frame that will meet your comfort and style.

I reside in Poplar Bluff with my husband, Max. We have 3 daughters, Abigayle, Lilyan, and Emmalynn.

When I’m not working I am on the go with Competition Cheer, tumbling, and everything in between for my girls. I enjoy hunting, fishing, gardening, photography and karaoke. My most treasured time is spent with my family and all the memories we create together.

Dr. Meredith E. McLeod


Dr. Meredith E. McLeod graduated from Saint Louis University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She completed rotations in primary care, ocular disease, pediatrics and contact lenses at Eye Care Specialists in Cape Girardeau, as well as Pepose Vision Institute and Anheuser Bush Institute in St. Louis. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 2015.
Dr. McLeod is from Cape Girardeau and her husband, Ross, is an engineer with Alan Wire in Sikeston. They have two sons, Will and Henry. In her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her family.