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Christina Kinate

Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine


Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas United States


Alkek Eye Center (Clinic)
1977 Butler Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-6100
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  • Therapeutic Optometrist
    Texas Optometry Board

  • Optometric Glaucoma Specialist
    Texas Optometry Board

  • Board Certified in Optometry
    National Board of Examiners in Optometry


  • OD from University of Houston College of Optometry
    Houston, TX USA
  • Clinical Fellowship at University of Houston College of Optometry
    Houston, Texas United States

Professional Statement

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Dr. Christina Kinate specializes in primary eye care with an emphasis in therapeutic scleral contact lenses. After her Marine Corps service, she earned her Doctorate from the University of Houston College of Optometry where she actively participated in optometric and public health organizations. Dr. Kinate continued her training by completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cornea and Contact Lenses with the Texas Eye Research and Technology Center. She gained experience fitting therapeutic contact lenses on complex patients with corneal transplants, ocular surface disease, ectasia, and dry eye syndrome. She also participated in a variety of clinical research projects. Dr. Kinate is currently practicing at the Alkek Eye Center at the Baylor College of Medicine and strives to deliver quality eye care and improve ocular health. Outside of patient care she enjoys hiking, gardening, and cooking for family and friends.

Professional Interests

  • Primary Eye Care
  • Therapeutic Contact Lenses
  • Ocular Surface Disease
  • Co-management of cataract and refractive surgeries
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Glaucoma Management

Physician Specialties

  • Optometry


  • Texas Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association
  • Scleral Lens Education Society
  • American Academy of Optometry
  • Harris County Optometric Society
  • American Public Health Association
  • Texas Public Health Association
  • Prevent Blindness Texas