Julie DeKinder

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

Dr. Julie DeKinder is Director of Residency Programs. The college has two in-house residencies in Pediatric/Binocular Vision and Cornea/Contact Lens. There are four affiliated residencies at the Kansas City VAMC, the St. Louis VAMC, the Robert J. Dole VAMC and Childrens Mercy Hospital and Clinics. 

Dr. Julie DeKinder is a clinical assistant 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.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric and Missouri Optometric Associations.

Dr. DeKinder’s primary teaching responsibilities include instructing Biochemistry 8060 and co-instructing Ocular Assessment. Her primary clinical responsibilities include managing the refractive management clinic and attending students in several contact lens and primary care clinics.  Dr. DeKinder conducts contact lens research and is currently involved in the SMART study.

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