The Ohio State University College of Optometry - Pediatrics

A Pediatric Optometry Residency with an emphasis in Vision Therapy, Vision Rehabilitation, and Brain Injury Rehabilitation 

1 Position Available

Mission Statement:

This pediatric optometry program seeks to attract highly qualified optometric graduates and provide them with the tools necessary to achieve advanced clinical competency in the areas of pediatrics, binocular vision, vision therapy and rehabilitation.


Program: 53-56 weeks, starting the second week in June.

Typical Weekly Hours: 8am-5pm M-F with one week per month emergency afterhours on-call responsibilities.

Program Description:

This pediatric optometry residency program is designed for the optometrist interested in furthering their skills in the diagnosis and active treatment and management of pediatric eye and vision problems, binocular vision (to include brain injury vision rehabilitation) and vision therapy for patients of all ages. The program is housed at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in a state-of-the-art recently renovated facility.


  • Direct patient care in the Binocular Vision and Pediatric (BVP) Clinic
    • Comprehensive care of infants through pre-teens
    • Binocular vision evaluations of patients of all ages
    • Brain injury vision evaluations
    • Visual perception evaluations
  • Direct patient care in the Vision Therapy (VT) Clinic
    • Vision therapy to include: vergence, accommodation, oculomotor, strabismus, amblyopia and perception
  • Clinical attending in BVP, VT and Primary Vision Care (PVC) Services
  • Laboratory teaching in binocular vision courses
  • Attendance and participation in monthly BVP Journal Club/Grand Rounds
  • Submission of a case report to present at East West Eye Conference and/or American Academy of Optometry’s annual Resident’s Day
  • Presentation given at The Ohio State University Optometry Resident Scholarship Day
  • Completion of a peer-review quality case report, literature review or research project

Requirements for Completion:

  • Deliver clinical care at an advanced level as determined through formal evaluations of the resident’s patient care
  • Successfully complete all clinical rotations
  • Successfully complete all teaching assignments
  • Complete a paper based on literature review or original research that is suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal
  • Participate in required journal clubs and/or grand rounds
  • Maintain patient logs
  • Complete all evaluations of students, attending doctors, clinic rotations, and residency


Salary: $43,000 annually

Application Materials and Procedures:

Deadline: February 1st

By February 1st, applicants should have the following on file with the residency coordinator:

  • Completed application through ORMatch website
  • ORMatch # 35630
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official optometry transcripts
  • NBEO scores
  • Letters of recommendation from three faculty closely acquainted with the applicant’s clinical proficiency

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Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Candidates are evaluated on the basis of clinical and academic competence, recommendations, interpersonal skills and interest in all aspects of pediatrics and binocular vision.

Preference is given to candidates with a 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA or higher

Admission requirements include:

  • Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE accredited school or college of optometry
  • Successful completion of Parts I, II, III and TMOD of the NBEO prior to beginning of the program
  • State of Ohio Optometry license application prior to the beginning of the program
Dr. Buckland

Michelle Buckland, OD, MS, FAAO
Pediatric Residency Coordinator
Associate Clinical Professor
Chief, Vision Therapy Services

College of Optometry
1664 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201