Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Finklang Eye Health Associates the leading provider of vision care products and services in Troy.
Dr. Kurt Finklang
Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Congratulations to Dr. Finklang for being elected President of the Missouri State Licensing Board of Optometry.
Dr. Kurt W. Finklang graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia before receiving his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the University of New York. He has been in private practice in Troy, Missouri since 1981. He has served as Adjunct Associate Professor and Advisory board Member of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry and on the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), Missouri Optometric Foundation, American Optometric Foundation and serves on the Missouri State Board of Optometry. He is a member and past president of the St. Louis Optometric Society (SLOS), Missouri Optometric Association (MOA), and the Heart of America Contact Lens Society. He has received the AOA Optometric Recognition Award, MOA Continuing Education Award, the SLOS Optometrist of the Year Award, and the MOA Optometrist of the Year. On the local level, he is a member of the Rotary club (past president), Optimist Club (past president), Chamber of Commerce, Elks, past member of the Troy Board of Alderman and was awarded the Troy, Missouri Chamber of Commerce “2010 Man of the Year!” Dr. Finklang, along with his wife Lynne and children David and Lindsey, are members of the Sacred Heart Church.
Dr. Steven Lee
Steven Lee, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he also received his undergraduate degree. His ophthalmology training was at Washington University and he completed internship training at St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights. Dr. Lee’s cornea training was at the University of Miami’s Bascum-Palmer Eye Institute. He is one of the few fellowship trained cornea specialists in the St. Louis area. Dr. Lee is board certified from the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is on the staff of St. John’s and St. Luke’s hospitals in St. Louis and St. Joseph’s hospital in Kirkwood. Dr. Lee is also a member of the faculty at both Washington University and St. Louis University. Dr. Lee has written many scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, as well as a book chapter in the Field of Ophthalmology. He has been an ophthalmologist in the St. Louis area for over eight years.
Dr. Lee is married and has lived in the St. Louis area for over 15 years. He enjoys life with his wife, a St. Louis native, and their four children.
Dr. Erin Niehoff
Congratulations to Dr. Niehoff for being elected President of the St. Louis Optometric Society.
Dr. Niehoff grew up in Eolia, Missouri where she attended Clopton Schools from preschool through high school and graduated Valedictorian of her senior class in 2002. She is very excited to carry out her passion for protecting patients’ vision so close to her hometown and amidst her husband’s lifelong community. She is honored to join the doctors and staff as Finklang Eye Health Associates, an office dedicated to comprehensive eye health evaluations, state-of-the-art technology, and patient education. Her professional education began at the University of Missouri – Columbia where she studied biochemistry. After three years of intense study, she earned early admittance into the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry. In 2009, she graduated with a Doctor of Optometry Degree, receiving honors for earning Beta Sigma Kappa (Optometry’s honors fraternity) membership all four years. During the graduation ceremonies she was recognized for the Excellence in Contact Lens award. She holds DPA and TPA certification and is licensed to treat visual and medical conditions of the eye. As a dedicated eye care practitioner, Dr Niehoff strives to further her profession through membership in the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Society, and the St. Louis Optometric Society. Locally, she is a member of the Troy Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Business Women’s organization.Currently she resides in Hawk Point, MO with her husband Ryan.
Dr. Jenna Osseck
Dr. Osseck completed her undergraduate studies at Truman State University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Pre-Med Health Science and a minor in Biology. She obtained her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Optometry and graduated with highest honors, receiving the Missouri Optometric Foundation Leadership Scholarship, Missouri Optometric Association Auxiliary Scholarship, VSP – American Optometric Foundation Practice Excellence Scholarship, Dr. William R. Jackson, Jr. Private Practice Award, and was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society and Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society. She also served as President of the Missouri Optometric Student Association and an Executive Board member of the American Optometric Student Association. She is an active member of several organizations including the American Optometric Association, Missouri Optometric Association, and the St. Louis Optometric Society. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues, and is dedicated to continuing serving the community through volunteer efforts.
John Finklang, Optician
John W. Finklang graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, with a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice. He also received a Master of Arts degree from Webster University. John opened a small optical lab in 1983 and has developed it into a full scale lab operation in 1985. He is a member of the Troy Elks Lodge #2805, Troy Kiwanis club, Retired Troy Lions Club Wire / Recycling Committee. In addition he is a member of the MO. Division of Youth Services – Camp Avery Liaison Committee and participated in the Fall 2007 Troy Chamber of Commerce “Leadership Troy”. Currently, John resides in Troy with his wife Debbie. They have 5 children and 4 grandchildren.