James F. Ronk, M.D.

Dr. Ronk has been the owner and operator of Tulsa Eye Associates since 1998. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1988. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He went on to complete a cornea fellowship at University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. Dr. Ronk is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Ronk is the chairman for the ophthalmology department at Saint Francis Hospital. He specializes in cataract surgery, using a variation of standard and Lifestyle lenses. Dr. Ronk also diagnoses and helps manage glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eyes, along with many other diseases of the eye.

Dr. Ronk a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Tulsa County Medical Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Eye Bank Association of America. He is a current member and former president of the Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Ronk’s hospital affiliations include:

Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma
St. John’s Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Natalie Surgery Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Memorial Surgery Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

When he gets a chance, Dr. Ronk enjoys golfing and fishing. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Julie L. Soto, M.D.

Dr. Soto joined Tulsa Eye Associates in 2018, after relocating from Texarkana, Texas. She was born and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma and is excited to return back to Oklahoma. She attended the University of Oklahoma for medical school and then did her residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.

She is a cataract surgeon that is proficient in advanced technology and premium lenses such as astigmatism correcting lenses and multi-focal lenses. She can perform eye injections to treat diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration, and can diagnose and help manage glaucoma. Some surgeries include eyelid lesions, pterygium and ectropion repairs. She particularly enjoys seeing her patient’s reaction after they’ve had cataract surgery. Many of her patients experience such improved vision and quality of life that they wish they would have had cataract surgery much sooner.

Dr. Soto is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology, American society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and Texas Ophthalmological Association.

When Dr. Soto is not working she can be found spending time with her husband, two young children, and their dog. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and trail-running.