DR. JULIE DOLVEN
Dr. Dolven is originally from Gosnell, a small town in Northeastern Arkansas. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and graduated Cum Laude from Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. During her time at NSUOCO, Julie was inducted into Beta Sigma Kappa for academic excellence and was selected by her faculty and classmates to become a member of The Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society for outstanding professional and ethical leadership.
Dr. Dolven joined James Eyecare & Optics Gallery as an Associate Optometrist in 2011, and transitioned to the owner of the practice in 2015. Julie became a published author in Optometry and Vision Science, the Journal of the American Academy of Optometry, in her fourth year of studies. She is a member of the Arkansas Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Dolven was elected to the Arkansas Optometric Association board of directors in 2018, and serves as the chair of the J.C. Beane golf tournament and the chair of the mentor program along with serving on several committees within the association.
Outside of the office, Julie enjoys keeping active with her two daughters, Abigail and Elizabeth, hiking, hot yoga at Nooma, and is a self-proclaimed “foodie and coffee addict”. She is an active member of New Life Church West Little Rock, and spends her time volunteering for NLC Little Life, volunteering as a wish granter for Make-a-Wish, and providing eye examinations for the children of the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation through the Eyes of the Champion program.
“Sight is one of God’s greatest gifts and I strive to provide the best eye and health care in order to allow my patients to maintain this incredible gift. My goal is to make a difference in my patient’s lives by enhancing their vision and making them feel like part of the family while at James Eyecare & Optics Gallery.”