From the moment Doctor Julie DeMaggio tried on her first pair of contacts, she knew she wanted to become an optometrist. Dr. DeMaggio was born and raised in Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as an optician and optometric technician. Dr. DeMaggio also spent much of her undergraduate career in research. She contributed to pre-clinical studies in gene therapy for ocular disease at Kellogg Eye Center – a nationally recognized ophthalmology and visual sciences department at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Upon graduating with Honors, Dr. DeMaggio moved to Texas where she obtained her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry. As a student, Dr. DeMaggio served as president of the University of Houston College of Optometry Student Optometric Association. She was granted several academic awards and scholarships including the Gold Key International Honor Society Award, Nelson Reber Open Eye Award, and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society Award. After receiving her doctorate in 2014, Dr. DeMaggio worked in private practice in North Dallas for several years before joining Texas State Optical Mansfield.
Having the experience of growing up highly nearsighted, Dr. DeMaggio particularly enjoys pediatrics, primary care, binocular vision, and myopia control. Dr. DeMaggio is a licensed Therapeutic Optometrist and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. She has extensive experience treating health conditions of the eye including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, ocular infections, foreign bodies, and co-managing cataract and refractive surgery.
When she is not seeing patients, Dr. DeMaggio enjoys staying active; she has completed marathons and sprint-triathlons. She loves to hike, travel and spend time with her friends and family. She is also an avid baker and has quite the sweet tooth!