Julie DeKinder

Julie Ott DeKinder , O.D., F.A.A.O. 
Associate Clinical Professor
Director of Residency Programs
Chief of Contact Lens Service

Dr. DeKinder is an associate clinical professor specializing in contact lenses. She graduated from Northeastern State University College of Optometry in 2004.  She completed a Cornea and Contact Residency at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 2005.

Dr. DeKinder is Director of residency programs, chief of contact lens services, coordinator of the contact lens residency, and coordinator of urgent care services.  Her primary teaching responsibilities include clinical instruction in contact lenses and primary care, Biochemistry 8060, comprehensive case review and analysis, and introduction to contact lenses.

Dr. DeKinder is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric, Missouri Optometric Associations, and Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators (AOCLE).  She is active in the ACOE, and serves on committees for the NBEO and ASCO.


Dr. Julie Ott DeKinder
College of Optometry
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
Telephone: (314) 516-6534 or 516-5116 
Fax: (314) 516-6708 
dekinderj@umsl.edu