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Kate Hamm, OD

After graduating from UMSL College of Optometry in 2019, Dr. Kate Hamm, OD began practicing at a private practice in Wichita, KS. Optometry and women’s equality are Kate’s passions. She volunteers with the Kansas Optometric Association, co-hosts a podcast on Defocus media: Lunch Date with Rachel and Kate, is the co-founder of the Optometric Compensation Research Group, and she recently completed an internship with Essilor.

Kate loves to connect with her community, and is involved with her local Lean-In and League of Women Voters chapter. Even though she seems busy, you can usually find her goofing around on her Instagram @dr.instahamm with her cat and husband. 


How to Hire an OD Who Won't Quit after a Week
Eyecare October 8th, 2019
How to Hire an OD Who Won't Quit after a Week

Make your new hire feel welcome. Answer any unanswered questions. By ensuring that there are no gaps in the hiring process, your new hire will be sure to stay on for longer than a week.

Gender and the Optometry Wage Gap
Eyecare April 24th, 2019
Gender and the Optometry Wage Gap

Addressing the gender wage gap in optometry is the first step to closing it! Kate Hamm discusses the results of an industry salary survey and ideas for change.

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