The Erdey Searcy Eye Group

An Ocular Disease Residency

The mission of the Residency in Ocular Disease at the Erdey Searcy Eye Group is to provide a unique post-doctoral experience, both clinical and didactic, in ocular disease diagnosis and treatment to an exceptional optometric graduate. Graduates of this residency are trained to deliver superlative clinical care, to serve as educators in optometric institutions and within the community at large, and are able to pursue professional opportunities requiring a high level of clinical expertise.

1 Position Available


  1. To improve the resident's clinical knowledge in primary eye care, as well as the diagnosis and management of anterior segment and posterior segment disorders, and ocular manifestations of systemic disease.
  2. To develop and enhance the resident's advanced diagnostic skills through the use of gonioscopy, fundoscopy, automated perimetry, ocular photography, corneal topography, corneal pachymetry, ultrasonography, ocular coherence tomography, and other diagnostic instrumentation.
  3. To enhance the resident's knowledge of advanced eye care procedures, ocular surgical procedures, and the care of pre- and post-operative patients.
  4. To develop and improve the resident's scholarly activity skills, including those required for lecturing and publication.
  5. To provide the resident with the necessary academic knowledge and clinical skills to pursue a career within academia, clinical education, or patient care.


Program Dates: July 3, 2023 – July 12, 2024 (bold)

The length of the residency is 54 weeks, beginning on the first Monday in July and ending after 54 weeks on a Friday. The resident is expected to work from 8 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. (or until last patient, whichever comes later) every weekday, Monday through Friday.


The following activities are required of the resident in order to satisfy completion of the program:

Clinical Activities
1500 total patient encounters

  • 400 Cataract (examples: nuclear sclerosis, anterior or posterior subcapsular, cortical, traumatic, etc.)
  • 400 Glaucoma (examples: open angle, closed angle, low tension, neovascular, traumatic, etc.)
  • 200 Post-operative (examples: cataract, refractive, corneal, glaucoma, retinal, eye lid, etc.)
  • 150 Cornea (examples: keratoconus, dry eye, dystrophies/degenerations, ulcers, traumatic injuries and/or scarring, etc.)
  • 200 Retina (examples: diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, tears/holes/detachments, retinal arteriole/vein occlusions, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, presumed ocular histoplasmosis, traumatic injuries and/or scarring, etc.)
  • 30 Neuro-ocular (examples: cranial nerve palsies, pupillary abnormalities, papilledema, pseudotumor, grave's disease, central nervous system tumors, aneurisms, CVAs, TIAs, myasthenia gravis, etc.)
  • 30 Iritis (examples: acute vs. chronic, anterior vs. posterior, granulomatous vs. nongranulomatous, etc.)
  • 40 Conjunctivitis (examples: bacterial, viral, contact-lens related, allergic, etc.)
  • 50 Surgery Observation (examples: cataract, refractive, corneal, glaucoma, retinal, eye lid, etc.)

Additionally, the resident will:

  1. Attend and complete all assigned clinic sessions, conducting him/herself in a professional manner, and remaining until all patients are cared for and he/she is excused by the clinic supervisor.
  2. Attend and document all other scholarly and didactic activities.
  3. Achieve "expected" or above ratings in the Clinical Performance and Case Management Skills, Professionalism and Interpersonal Skills, and Teaching and Supervisory Skills sections on all resident evaluations, or successfully complete a remediation program. For "Below Average" evaluations in other areas, improve performance to the satisfaction of his/her mentor and the program supervisor.
  4. Complete all assigned evaluations of the program and faculty.


Salary: $45,000

2 weeks of vacation is provided

Health and malpractice insurance provided


Inquiries (for this program only) should be directed to Dr. Patrick Janson, Program Supervisor. The program participates in OR Match. When application materials are on file with the program supervisor, the applicant will be contacted regarding an interview. The resident is selected based on credentials presented and a personal interview. Applicants will be evaluated without regard to gender, race, creed, national origin, or non-disqualifying disabilities. Residents must be graduates of a school or college of optometry accredited by ACOE and must be US citizens. Accepted Candidates must obtain an Ohio Optometry license to treat patients in the clinical setting of the Erdey Searcy Eye Group.

The resident must provide:

  • Apply through and participate in ORMatch website
    ORMatch # 13439
  • Transcripts from school or college of Optometry
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • NBEO scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Graduate from an accredited school or college of optometry prior to matriculation into the residency program.
  • Pass Part I and Part II of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry exams.
  • Send the following required application materials to the program coordinator: letter of intent, curriculum vitae, professional school transcripts, and two to three letters of recommendation.

Applicants will be notified of on-site interview date and time.


  • Application materials are sent to the residency director.
  • The residency director and clinical director interview candidates.
  • The residency director and clinical director rank candidates based on the application materials and the interview. The list is submitted to ORMatch.
  • ORMatch contacts the program with the results of the match.
  • The residency director contacts the matched candidate and confirms their enrollment in the program.

The Erdey Searcy Eye Group is an equal opportunity employer. Employment occurs without regard to race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. When making employment decisions, we will consider, among other factors, each individual employee's qualifications, skill, ability, potential, experience, and other factors, which make each employee a valued asset of this practice.


Patrick Janson, OD

The Erdey Searcy Eye Group
50 McNaughten Road, Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43213