Dr. Matt Kauffman received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He attended the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO), where he earned his Doctor of Optometry. Afterwards, Dr. Kauffman completed a Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry.
Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Kauffman returned to Houston, Texas and worked in a private practice fitting specialty contact lenses. He was also adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Houston College of Optometry.
Dr. Kauffman later joined UHCO as a full-time visiting assistant professor. He enjoys teaching in the Cornea and Contact Lens Service and performing research in the Visual Optics Institute. He also lectures and publishes on the topics of specialty contact lenses and corneal disease.
He is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Society, and a member of the American Optometric Association and Texas Optometric Association.
Dr. Kauffman’s research includes analyzing ocular aberrations for irregular cornea patients (e.g. keratoconus, corneal grafts, post-refractive surgery) and designing and manufacturing custom wavefront guided scleral lenses to help improve the patient’s visual outcome. He is currently a clinical investigator for a NEI funded wavefront guided scleral lens study.
Dr. Kauffman’s clinical expertise is the fitting of irregular corneas with specialty contact lenses. He is well experienced on the fitting of scleral lenses, small-diameter (rigid) gas permeable lenses, hybrids, and custom soft lenses for diseases such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, corneal transplants, as well as normal conditions.
Dr. Lucy Kehinde attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned her B.S. in Integrative Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 2005. She then went on to earn her Ph.D. in Vision Sciences in 2009 and O.D. Degree in 2013 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in Birmingham, AL. Following the professional program, she completed a Primary Care residency with an emphasis in cornea and contact lens in 2014 at Indiana University School of Optometry in Bloomington, IN.
Dr. Kehinde is now a Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist in Houston, TX. After working in private and commercial practice settings, she joined the faculty at University of Houston College of Optometry as Assistant Clinical Professor in 2015, where she serves as a laboratory instructor and attending in Family Practice Service, Dry Eye Center, and Cornea and Contact Lens Service.
Research interests include ocular surface disease, tear film physiology and contact lens clinical trials.
Clinical interests include anterior and posterior segment ocular disease and specialty contact lens fitting.
Dr. Andrew Kemp attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his bachelor of science degree in biology in 2010. He then attended the University of Houston College of Optometry and graduated with honors in 2014 with his doctor of optometry degree.
Dr. Kemp has completed internships in ocular disease care in a community clinic setting, traumatic brain injury, pediatrics and specialty contact lenses. He also was involved in research on keratoconus in the Texas Eye Research and Technology Center during his time there. After graduation, he was selected for residency training at the Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas, TX where he received extended training and education in the management of ocular diseases including diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, and glaucoma along with training with specialty contact lenses aimed for the management and vision rehabilitation of diseased/traumatic corneas.
Upon completing his residency, Dr. Kemp joined Lakeline Vision Source in 2015. There he participated in direct patient care, education of office staff and training of optometric student interns from the University of Houston. Dr. Kemp joined Community Eye Clinic and the Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in January of 2017 and has passion for teaching, clinical research and patient care.
Dr. Kemp is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist and he is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), Texas Optometric Association (TOA), and the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).He also enjoys playing soccer, running, attending various fitness classes, discovering new restaurants and traveling both within and outside of the US.
OCT-Angiography in regards to diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma
I graduated in 1990 from the Indiana University School of Optometry. After graduation, I was active duty in the United States Air Force where I was the officer in charge of a hospital-based optometric practice. After five years of service, I returned to Indiana University, this time to the School of Medicine, to begin post-doctoral work in the field of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. While working on my doctorate, I was a part-time lecturer and clinical faculty with the Indiana University School of Optometry. After earning my doctorate in pharmacology, Dec 2002, I joined the University of Houston College of Optometry as an assistant clinical faculty in Jun 2004. I came to Houston with my husband and now, 22-month-old son, our pride and joy. Currently, I am learning to be a Houstonian, and lecturing in both basic and didactic optometry courses as well as facilitating laboratory and clinical instruction.
Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy: The role of oxidative stress and pharmacological interventions.
Primary care, geriatrics, therapeutic management of primary ocular disease, ocular trauma, and ocular manifestations of systemic diseases.
Dr. Julianne R. Knowles received her bachelor’s degree in Visual Science from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan in 1999. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2001 and completed her externships in Houston, Texas. Upon graduation, she served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Navy at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California where she provided optometric care to US Carrier Battle groups, Navy and Marine Corp pilots, and Navy SEAL teams. Dr. Knowles moved back to Houston with her family to pursue working in a private practice that dedicated eye care to military veterans and NASA astronauts. Having grown up in a family of educators, Dr. Knowles made a natural transition to academia at the University of Houston in 2006.
As a Therapeutic Doctor of Optometry, Dr. Knowles is licensed to diagnose and treat ocular disease. She is certified by the Texas Optometry Board to practice as a Glaucoma Specialist. As a clinical assistant professor, she is involved in direct patient care and the supervision of optometric students and residents
Dr. Knowles is a member of the Texas Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Knowles clinical interests are in practice management and marketing, and primary care optometry, including geriatrics, pediatrics and ocular pathology.
Dr. Zanna Kruoch graduated from the University of Houston, College of Optometry with a Doctorate of Optometry in 2009. She continued on to pursue a residency specializing in cornea and specialty contact lenses at the Illinois College of Optometry with completion in 2010. Currently, Dr. Kruoch is clinical faculty for a Dallas-based indigent community clinic called Cedar Springs Eye Care where she works with 4th year extern students. Dr. Kruoch is also a Fellow of the American Acacdemy of Optometry. Her clinical interests include specialty contact lens and ocular disease.
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