Dr. Julie Kells was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. She later moved to San Antonio, Texas where she was a student-athlete at St. Mary’s University playing volleyball while completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Optometry at University of Houston College of Optometry. She graduated UHCO Summa Cum Laude with a clinical letter of excellence, and was involved in the American Optometric Association, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.
She completed her clinical rotations at Space Center Eye Associates in Clearlake, Texas with a focus on ocular disease, and Bellaire Family Eyecare in Houston, Texas with a focus on fitting specialty contact lenses. After graduating optometry school, she completed a one-year residency program at Clay-Rhynes Eye Clinic in Durant, Oklahoma specializing in managing and treating patients with ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetes and co-managing LASIK and PRK patients.
Dr. Kells enjoys staying active and spending time outdoors by hiking, biking, and going to the lake.