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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. 

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Resources
Celebrating International Women's Day in Optometry
Eyecare March 8th, 2022
Celebrating International Women's Day in Optometry

As the number of women leading our profession continues to grow, it's important to take time to dismantle our unconscious gender biases—and International Women's Day 2022 is focused on doing just that.

Disease, Damage, and Drugs: Ocular Manifestations of Substance Abuse
Eyecare December 14th, 2021
Disease, Damage, and Drugs: Ocular Manifestations of Substance Abuse

When it comes to illicit drugs and their impacts on the eyes, it can feel like an uphill battle. To help, this article provides an overview of how different drugs, including stimulants, depressants, and cannabinoids, affect the eye.

The Top 3 Myopia Treatments I’m Going To Prescribe in 2022
Eyecare September 24th, 2021
The Top 3 Myopia Treatments I’m Going To Prescribe in 2022

Effective myopia management can help young patients have great vision for the rest of their lives. Here are some of the best treatments to start prescribing today.

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.