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Residency Programs

Welcome and thank you for expressing interest in the residency programs affiliated with The Ohio State University College of Optometry.

The Ohio State University College of Optometry is affiliated with several postgraduate residency programs. Our programs offer residents a wide variety of optometric experiences and all have been accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association.

We offer residency programs in ocular disease, contact lens, and pediatric optometry.

All of our programs are listed with the Optometric Residency Match (ORMatch). To build a diverse workforce, we encourage applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. We are an EEO/AA employer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Important Dates

  • Early October: ORMatch officially opens for the next year.
  • End of December: All registrations and applications should be submitted. Many programs have application deadlines into January, but earlier applicants tend to have a better pick of interview dates.
  • January and February: Residency interviews take place.
  • March: Residency match results are released.
  • May/June: Graduation.
  • End of June/Early July: Residency programs starts
  • Before June 15: Accepted applicants should forward to the Residency Director (Dr. Dawn Goedde) at The Ohio State University College of Optometry:
  1. Evidence of the award of the OD degree from an accredited school or college of optometry.
  2. Transcripts showing successful completion of the NBEO examination, and
  3. Evidence of intent to take the State Board of Optometry licensing examination in the state in which residency program will be completed.

Successful completion of the program requires obtaining a state optometry license.

All applicants will be evaluated without regard to gender, race, creed, national origin, or non-disqualifying physical disabilities.


Dawn Goedde, OD, FAAO
Residency Director

The Ohio State University College of Optometry
338 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210