The Ohio State University Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology

A Cornea and Contact Lens Residency

1 Position Available

Mission Statement:

The combined Cornea and Contact Lens and Ocular Disease Residency at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute is designed to attract qualified candidates and provide an extensive clinical experience in specialty contact lens fitting and ocular disease management. Residents who complete the program will be prepared to become a leader in the optometric profession and deliver high level care to a challenging patient population.


  • Improve the resident’s skills in management of complex contact lens fitting
  • Provide extensive and varied clinical experience to improve the residents ability to diagnose and manage ocular disease
  • To enhance the residents ability to function with other healthcare providers in a multidisciplinary setting


The resident begins July 7th through July 6th.

The duration of the program is 12 months. The Ohio State University observes ten national holidays, and the resident is permitted to have two weeks of vacation and one week of sick leave during the program. Additional leave may be requested and may be granted by the Residency Program Director in consultation with the Department Chair. Any additional leave would require the resident to extend their time in the program beyond 12 months at no additional compensation. The resident is also granted professional leave to attend two professional meetings during the program.


  • 2200 patient care experiences
    • Emphasis on challenging contact lens fits including:
      • Specialty soft lenses
      • RGP spherical and astigmatic lenses
      • Aphakic contact lens fittings
      • Keratoconic RGP, Piggyback, and scleral
      • Post corneal surgery
      • Scleral fittings for ocular surface disease management
  • Rotate through sub-specialty clinics 2 – 3 half days per week, depending on weekly schedule
    • Neuro-ophthalmology
    • Retina
    • Glaucoma
    • Anterior Segment
  • Attend monthly Anterior Segment department meetings
  • Attend weekly OSU Havener Eye Institute Grand Rounds
  • Present at OSU Havener Eye Institute Subspecialty Grand Rounds once for duration of residency
  • Attend annual Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) Cornea and Contact Lens Resident Symposium held in August
  • Create a case report poster to present at EastWest Eye Conference
  • Present a case report at the Ohio State University Resident Scholarship Day
  • Participate in clinical research


Salary is currently set at $41,500, plus benefits.

Application Materials and Procedures:

Application Deadline: January 5, 2024

Apply through and participate in ORMatch website
ORMatch # 32625

Inquiries (for this program only) should be directed to Dr. Chantelle Mundy, Program Supervisor. When application materials are on file with the program supervisor, the applicant will be contacted regarding an interview. Residents are selected by a faculty committee 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 have successfully completed the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO). Accepted Candidates must obtain an Ohio Optometry license to treat patients in the clinical setting.

Interview Dates: Scheduled per availability of candidates

Dr. Mundy

Chantelle L. Mundy, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Clinical Assistant Professor
P 614-293-8116   F 614-293-3555

The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43209