Ed Jarka

Edward Jarka, O.D., M.S.
Chief, Eye Health Management Services
Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Jarka attended the Illinois College of Optometry from 1980 to 1984 during which time he received a Masters of Science degree with an emphasis in microbiology from Western Illinois University in 1982 and his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1984.

Dr. Jarka has pursued a wide variety of clinical and research opportunities. He has been in private practice and a staff member of a large staff model HMO. In 1994 he joined the CIBA Vision Corporation as a Senior Research Optometrist and worked on a number of projects that led to products in use today. The desire to concentrate in primary care led him to the Danville Eye Clinic, a large optometry/ophthalmology practice in East Central Illinois, where he concentrated in pediatric and primary care optometry. He has served as a consultant to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Danville and a member of the staff at the Provena United Samaritan Medical Center of Danville, IL.

Dr. Jarka joined the faculty of UM-St. Louis in 2003. He coordinates the clinical activities of two university eye centers and concentrates his practice in the treatment of ocular disease.

When Dr. Jarka is not at the College he enjoys watching his children participate in various sports. He is also a devout St. Louis Cardinals fan as well as an admirer of vintage Ford Mustangs.

College of Optometry
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
Telephone: (314) 5359, (314) 516-6908, (314) 535-5016 Fax: (314) 516-5150
jarkae@umsl.edu