Program Descriptions

The Ohio State University College of Optometry offers Residency Programs in three primary areas of study: Ocular Disease, Contact Lens, and Pediatrics.

Residency Programs in Ocular Disease

Ocular Disease Residency with emphasis on Refractive/Ocular Surgery and Advanced Ocular Disease

POSITION:
1 Position Available
MISSION:

The residency’s mission is to attract high quality post-doctoral optometrists and provide them with advanced training and competency in all aspects of medical optometry. The residents will be trained to practice at the highest level of their optometric licensure by participating in structured didactic activities as well as direct patient care in a tertiary ophthalmology referral center.

COMMITMENT:
Program: 53 weeks, starting the first Monday in August

Typical Weekly Hours: 40-50, 8AM-5PM M-F with sporadic on call responsibilities. (Residents with special interest in refractive surgery care may have periodic short Saturday morning post operative schedules)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Black Hills Regional Eye Institute functions as regional ophthalmic tertiary care center for a five-state area. The resident will work with residency trained optometrists who have extensive experience in ocular disease, peri-operative care, dry eye disease, refractive surgery, specialty contact lens fitting and primary care optometry. In addition, the resident will work and coordinate care with experienced on-site ophthalmologist that have been fellowship trained in retina, uveitis, glaucoma, cornea, refractive surgery, and oculoplastics. Peri-operative care will be stressed but the resident will also get extensive hands-on ocular disease management as the Eye Institute functions as a leading area referral center of both ocular emergencies/urgencies and ophthalmic disease consultation. Rapid City, SD is located at the base of the beautiful Black Hills mountains, an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. The Rapid City metro area includes a population base of just over 200,000 people. Small enough to give small town vibes but large enough to have city like amenities.

GOALS:
  • Provide exposure to comprehensive ophthalmic surgery including pre and post-operative care. Resident should be capable of comanaging comprehensive surgical procedures at the end of the residency.
  • Provide exposure to ocular emergencies and urgencies, including the ability to triage appropriately when patient’s calls during or after clinic hours.
  • Develop the resident ability to work with the broader medical community. Whether it be providers referring into BHREI, or providers taking over after ocular signs/symptoms are found to be connected to systemic concerns (ED, Rheumatology, Neurology, IM, Endocrinology)
  • Develop the residents’ skills to work efficiently in a busy ocular disease clinic while making sure the resident differential and medical decision making are sound
CURRICULUM and REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION:
Clinical:
  • The Resident will have a clinic schedule 4 days a week
  • A minimum of 1500 exams will be expected and should be easily obtainable
  • These exams will include:
    • Post operative Care – Comprehensive ophthalmic specialties
    • Pre-op anterior segment care including refractive surgery.
    • Diabetic Eye Care
    • Medical eyecare with other systemic considerations (drug monitoring ie hydroxychloroquine, uveitis, vasculopathic conditions, etc.)
    • Glaucoma
    • Urgent Eye Care – the resident will see the practices’ patients who need to be seen urgently (same day), with exposure to all ophthalmic urgencies and surgical complications
    • Specialty Dry Eye Clinic
    • Neuro-ophthalmology referrals from general providers
    • Small amount of Pediatric Amblyopia Care
    • Primary Care optometry
  • The resident will be required to observe a comprehensive list of ophthalmic surgeries. The resident will be given up to a half day a week to achieve this goal. Although BHREI does not currently have a strabismus surgeon, all attempts will be made for the resident to observe strabismus surgery with an outside provider.
  • The resident will need to show competency in all diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures
  • The resident is required to be on practice call rotation on nights and weekends. (Currently 1 week every 8 weeks)
Scholarly:
  • The resident will have one half day per week for didactic and scholarly activities. Simple documentation will be required for scholarly activities.
  • The resident will be provided a reading list and is encouraged to read journal articles during clinic if the clinic schedule allows.
  • BHREI hosts a yearly continuing education meeting for area optometrists. The resident is required to participate and give a short educational presentation
  • The resident is required to attend 1 national meeting as well as 1 local continuing education meeting.
  • Complete a case report, research project or poster to the level of quality required by a peer reviewed journal.
  • BHREI does have an internship program with the Illinois College of Optometry, although not full time, the resident will have exposure to working with optometry student as applicable.
  • Participate and present at BHREI journal club at least quarterly.
Additional Requirements:
  • Achieve satisfactory or higher ratings on all resident evaluations
  • Complete all assigned evaluations of the program and faculty
  • Maintain patient and surgery logs
  • Meet requirements to obtain SD Optometric Licensure, prior to residency
  • The resident shall conduct all tasks ethically and is expected to interact with patients and fellow staff in a professional and congenial manner.

Any significant deviations from these behaviors are subject to counseling, remediation and ultimately dismissal if resident is unable to change behavior and/or initial behavior is deemed a major violation.

BENEFITS:
  • Salary: $47,500 annually
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Professional Malpractice and Liability
  • 15 working days of personal leave
  • Clinical is closed in observance of 5 national holidays (New Years, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
  • Travel/education allowance of $1000
  • Time will be allowed for national meeting attendance and job interviews
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES
Deadline: January 31st 2023

By January 31st (recommended that materials are sent much sooner), applicants should have the following on file with the residency coordinator:

  • Completed application through ORMatch website
    ORMatch # 42975
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official optometry school transcripts (from opt school accredited by ACOE)
  • NBEO scores
  • Letters of recommendation from three faculty closely acquainted with the applicant’s clinical proficiency
Interview Dates: December 2022 – February 2023

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ryan Scarborough, 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. Attempts will be made to provide an interview time that is convenient for the applicant. The residency director will rank the candidates with ORMatch based on credentials presented and a personal interview. Applicants will be evaluated without regard to gender, race, creed, national origin, or non-disqualifying disabilities. Once the match happens the residency director will contact the matched candidate and confirm participation in the program.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Ryan Scarborough

Ryan Scarborough OD, FAAO
Residency Director
Phone: 605-719-3156
Fax: 605-341-0278
Email: ryans@bhrei.com

Black Hills Regional Eye Institute
2800 Third St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Web: www.lasikrapidcity.com

An Ocular Disease Residency with an emphasis in Primary Care

POSITION:
5 Positions Available
MISSION:

The Chillicothe VA Medical Center and the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System Ocular Disease Residency Program Mission is to develop broad-based primary care and therapeutic management skills in optometric practitioners in a multidisciplinary environment. Academic and clinical experiences will be provided to enable residents to expand their knowledge base, strengthen their patient care skills, and participate in clinical education and research. Individuals who complete the program are expected to be able to deliver full scope Optometric care and serve as optometric educators.

GOALS:
  1. Strengthen the resident’s confidence and clinical competence in delivering primary eye care to include caring for the visually impaired.
  2. Train the residents to function effectively within a multidisciplinary health care environment through constructive interaction with other health care disciplines.
  3. Provide the resident with the opportunity and experience to become an effective educator.
  4. Instill in the resident an appreciation for the significance of research and other scholarly activity.

To achieve these goals, the resident will provide direct patient care, attend lectures and seminars, participate in specialized clinical programs and produce a publication-quality case report. The resident will interact with retinal, glaucoma, corneal, cataract, and oculoplastic ophthalmologic sub-specialists.

COMMITMENT:
Twelve months, beginning July 1.

The residency will include 40 hours per week of clinic and didactic experiences. There are no clinical after hours responsibilities.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Ocular Disease and Primary Eye Care residency program is a 12 month program split equally between the Columbus and Chillicothe VA Facilities. Patient care focuses on ocular disease at each site. A five week rotation through a didactic program including Neurology, Endocrinology, Dermatology, Urgent Care, Primary Care, Ophthalmology Subspecialties, and others accents the systemic care of ocular disease patients. Teaching opportunities include laboratory instruction at the OSU College of Optometry and precepting OSU College of Optometry 4th year students at both VA facilities. Residents will present a poster presentation at the East-West Eye Conference in Cleveland, Ohio or equivalent meeting. Residents will also have the opportunity to lecture to local Optometrists for continuing education credit. The resident will be mentored during the development of an Academy quality paper. Low Vision patient care and Vision Rehabilitation experiences complete a comprehensive residency program. The didactic curriculum constitutes 20% of the residency program, and includes journal clubs, case presentations, attendance at ophthalmology grand rounds, and observations through ophthalmology and special clinics, accenting systemic care of ocular disease.

The Chillicothe VA Medical Center is a neuropsychiatric and general medical facility situated on 300 acres of land near Chillicothe, Ohio. As the major psychiatric referral center in the Ohio consortium, this station offers a full complement of services in medical, psychiatric, extended care, and rehabilitative medicine to eligible veterans. Chillicothe's community care outpatient program, which combines community nursing home care with residential care, is one of the largest in the VA system.

The VA Central Ohio Healthcare System is located near downtown Columbus, Ohio. This state of the art medical facility, which opened in the fall of 2008, is located at 420 N. James Road. The education and training of residents is a high priority at the clinic which has sixteen affiliations including The Ohio State University Colleges of Medicine, Optometry, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy. The Eye Clinic offers state of the art equipment to assist in the care of the veterans. Optometry works in conjunction with Ophthalmology, which offers multiple specialties such as Neuro-ophthalmology, Oculoplastics, Glaucoma, Retina, and Uveitis.

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION:
  1. Attend and complete all assigned clinic sessions (including responsibility for travel to the Columbus and Chillicothe sites), conduct him/herself in a professional manner, and remain until all patients are cared for and she/he is excused by the clinic preceptor. Complete a minimum of 1,000 patient encounters, or equivalent activity if clinic patient numbers are impacted due to outside factors, with a goal of 1,200 patients.
  2. Attend and document all other scholarly and didactic activities, including poster presentation and recruiting presentations. Present a poster at the East/West Eye Conference or equivalent meeting.
  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. Write a paper or case report of publishable quality meeting necessary deadlines.
  5. Deliver a presentation of your written work at the OSU residency day.
  6. Accumulate 25 hours of continuing education outside of your normal residency work schedule.
  7. Complete Ohio Optometry Licensure before the end of the first half of residency, to allow for full participation in levels of supervision and Optometry student precepting.
  8. Complete all assigned evaluations of the program and faculty.
BENEFITS:
  • STIPEND: Established by the VA Headquarters in Washington D.C. Compensation is not contingent upon the productivity of the resident.
  • Residents are eligible for health and life insurance through VA.
  • Professional Liability Insurance while providing care at VA facilities is provided.
  • Vacation Leave is accrued as four hours each two week pay period, for 13 days of vacation leave total.
  • Paid Sick Leave is accrued as four hours each two week pay period, for 13 days of sick leave total.
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES:
Deadline: January 31, Utilizing ORMatch Application Service

Inquiries (for this program only) should be directed to Dr. Brett Irvin or Dr. Dan Grangaard. 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. Applicants must have received a Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE accredited School or College of Optometry by July 1 of the residency year. Residents are required to obtain Optometric Licensure under the State of Ohio before the end of the first half of residency.

The applicant must provide:

  • Completed application through ORMatch website
    ORMatch # 23637
  • Official transcript from the applicant’s school or college of Optometry
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • NBEO scores
  • Three letters of recommendation

For Interview Dates: Please contact the program coordinator. Interviews will occur in Mid to Late February.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Brett IrvinBrett Irvin, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O.
Optometry Residency Site Co-Coordinator
614-257-5392
614-257-5288 (Fax)
brett.irvin@va.gov

Columbus VAACC
420 N James Road
Columbus, OH 43219
Web: https://www.columbus.va.gov/



Dr. Daniel GrangaardDaniel Grangaard, O.D.
Optometry Residency Site Co-Coordinator
740-773-1141 ext.6141
740-772-7143 (Fax)
daniel.grangaard2@va.gov

Chillicothe VA Medical Center
17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Web: https://www.chillicothe.va.gov/

An Ocular Disease Residency

POSITION:
3 Positions Available
MISSION:

The mission of the Residency in Ocular Disease at the Cincinnati Eye Institute is to attract superior optometric graduates and provide them with an advanced clinical and didactic experience in ocular disease diagnosis and treatment.

GOALS:
  1. Improve the resident’s proficiency in the detection and management of ocular disease and ocular signs of systemic disease.
  2. Provide extensive clinical experience that will promote the development of differential diagnosis, treatment, and case management skills.
  3. Improve the resident’s ability to care for patients in a pre- and post-surgical time frame.
  4. Develop the resident’s ability to function as a member of a health care team through participation in an outpatient practice with tertiary eye care providers in the anterior segment, cataract surgery, glaucoma, retina, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, refractive and urgent eye care.

To achieve these goals, the resident will provide patient care, attend lectures and seminars, rotate through sub-specialty clinics, and conduct original research.

The Cincinnati Eye Institute is one of the largest tertiary referral ophthalmology practices in the country. Over 60 ophthalmologists and optometrists provide care across nine different subspecialties. CEI maintains 14 clinical centers and three ambulatory surgical centers and records over 200,000 patient encounters annually. The residents will have the opportunity to learn from the some of the top specialists in the country while encountering a wide variety of ocular and systemic disease.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
  1. Patient Care Activities - the resident will see patients in these specialty services, generally in half-day units.
    • Cataract and General Ophthalmology Service
    • Glaucoma Service
    • Retinal Service
    • Neuro-Ophthalmology
    • Urgent Care
    • Cornea
    • Flexible Time - the resident is encouraged to schedule additional rotations in areas of interest (e.g. oculo-plastics)
  2. Scholarship & Service to Organized Optometry
    • Cincinnati Eye Institute hosts quarterly continuing education meetings for area optometrists. The resident is required to participate.
    • The resident attends Grand Rounds at the University of Cincinnati one half day per week (throughout the academic year), and cataract, cornea, and fluorescein conferences, each once per month.
    • The resident will be in charge of a grand rounds continuing education session of the local Ohio Optometric Association zone meeting.
  3. Research/Case Presentation
    • The resident is required to present a case presentation at a regional/ national optometric meeting or complete a clinical research project capable of being accepted by an optometric journal. The resident will also present a poster at the East/West Eye Conference in Cleveland (sponsored by the Ohio Optometric Association).
    • The resident will receive a certificate certifying completion at the end of the residency. Successful completion of the program requires attendance or excused absences from all clinical assignments, satisfactory diagnoses and treatment plans for all patient encounters, scholarly activity such as a publishable paper or poster and providing CE lectures at CEI and OSU as well as resident evaluations of the program's faculty and curriculum.
COMMITMENT:
The duration of the program is 13 months.

The resident is assigned 40 hours per week with no on-call duties.

BENEFITS:
  • Stipend: Currently set at $46,350 per year plus health and malpractice insurance
  • Established by the Board of the Cincinnati Eye Institute.
  • CEI observes six national holidays, and the resident is permitted to have one week of personal leave and one week of sick leave during the program.
  • The resident is also granted professional leave to attend one professional meeting during the program.
  • CEI provides professional liability protection for the resident.
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES:
Application deadline: January 31, 2022

** Early application is highly encouraged to secure preferred interview date.

Interview Dates: January 2, 2023 - February 28, 2023

Inquiries (for this program only) should be directed to Dr. Kevin Corcoran, 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.

The resident must provide:

  • Completed application through OR Match website
    ORMatch # 23724
  • Transcripts from school or college of Optometry
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • NBEO scores
  • Three letters of recommendation

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

POLICY ON COUNSELING, REMEDIATION AND DISMISSAL OF RESIDENT:

Residents are expected to perform duties and behave in a professional and ethical manner. Performance that deviates from the expected level will result in the following procedural format.

  1. Resident will be verbally counseled regarding the issue. If the issue is resolved then no further action will be needed.
  2. If the issue persists, the resident will be put on remediation. This requires monthly follow-up. Each month the issue will be revisited to determine one of the three possible actions as listed below.
    1. The issue is resolved, no further remediation.
    2. On-going remediation.
    3. Termination if a major violation of clinical or ethical behavior.
CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Kevin T. CorcoranDr. Kevin T. Corcoran
Director of Optometric Services
phone: 513-984-5133
fax: 513-569-2969
email: kcorcoran@cincinnatieye.com

Dr. Erich A. HinelDr. Erich A. Hinel, O.D., M.S.
Assistant Residency Director
phone: 513-984-5133
fax: 513-569-2969
email: ehinel@cincinnatieye.com

Cincinnati Eye Institute
1945 CEI Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45242
web: https://www.cincinnatieye.com

An Ocular Disease Residency

POSITION:
4 Positions Available
MISSION:

The mission of the Ocular Disease residency program at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center located in Cincinnati, OH is to train individuals to be leaders in Optometry by having advanced clinical competence, current knowledge, the capacity to practice full-scope Optometry within an integrated health care setting, and who have the skills to participate in clinical research and Optometric education.

GOALS:
  1. To increase the resident’s clinical competence and confidence in the delivery of eye care to veterans through direct patient care activities.
  2. To broaden the resident’s ophthalmic knowledge base of ocular disease processes, and to enhance their ability to apply this clinically.
  3. To develop the resident’s skills as an optometric educator.
  4. To cultivate the resident’s ability to interact with other healthcare providers in a multidisciplinary setting.
COMMITMENT:
June 27, 2022-June 30, 2023.

Typical weekly hours and after-hours responsibilities: The resident schedule is Monday-Friday 7:45-4:15. There are no “on call” responsibilities.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The residents provide eye care services to Veterans in the following clinics:

  • General Optometry
  • Neuro-Optometry
  • Contact Lens (medically necessary)
  • Low Vision (optional based on interest)
  • Ophthalmology Retina
  • Ophthalmology Cornea
  • Ophthalmology Glaucoma

Residents attend a weekly seminar with the residency program director that follows a curriculum designed to support and encourage literature review, discuss advanced concepts in ocular disease management and teach evidence-based medicine best practices. Residents also attend weekly ophthalmology grand rounds with the University of Cincinnati Ophthalmology residents and a weekly lecture series at the VA Eye Center with faculty and optometry students. Residents will attend and participate in a monthly optometric continuing education lecture series with faculty of the Cincinnati Eye Institute and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

The Ohio State University provides visitations to organizations for the visually impaired which may include the Ohio State School for the Blind, Pilot Dogs of America, Cleveland Blind VA Rehabilitation Center, and the Cleveland Sight Center. Residents have the opportunity to observe various subspecialty ophthalmology clinics including surgery (cataract, retinal, glaucoma, oculo-plastic, and cornea). They attend hospital-wide lectures, participate on multidisciplinary teams in outpatient clinics, and observe healthcare providers from different medical disciplines (e.g. primary care medicine, neurology, radiology).

Additional presentations made at major optometric conferences are encouraged (American Academy of Optometry (AAO), Southeastern Educational Congress of Optometry (SECO), American Optometric Association (AOA)), and Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS).

PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Complete clinic duties including patient care, documentation, and co-management with other medical disciplines in a timely and professional manner.
  • Complete a minimum of 1200 patient encounters
  • Attend and document all scholarly and didactic activities
  • Complete a case report or research project to the level of quality required by a peer reviewed journal
  • Present a poster at the EastWest Eye Conference in Columbus, OH
  • Achieve satisfactory or higher ratings on all resident evaluations
  • Complete all assigned evaluations of the program and faculty
  • Meet requirements to obtain State Optometric Licensure, prior to residency completion.
FACILITY:

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio is part of VA Healthcare System of Ohio, Network 10 and consists of the main campus on Vine Street in Cincinnati and seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Ft. Thomas, KY; Florence, KY; Bellevue, KY; Clermont County, OH; Hamilton, OH; Georgetown, OH; and Lawrenceburg, IN. The Cincinnati VA provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including medicine, surgery, neurology, physical medicine, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and mental health. The surgery care section has a robust ophthalmology program with all of the subspecialty services available. The medical center offers a wide variety of special programs including a hospice unit, a skilled care nursing home, geriatric evaluation and management, respite care, an Alzheimer's unit, home base primary care, residential and outpatient post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse programs, as well as homeless, sleep disorder, and women’s health programs. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Medical School and has health-related training agreements with over fifty colleges and universities.

OPTOMETRY CLINIC:

The Cincinnati VAMC provides Optometric and Ophthalmologic care within a state-of-the-art off-site eye clinic. The Optometry clinic consists of 12 staff Optometrists, 11 Ophthalmic technicians, and four Medical Support Assistants. The medical center also has an Ophthalmology clinic with residents from the University of Cincinnati and several attending Ophthalmologists with specialties in retina, cornea, uveitis, oculoplastics, glaucoma and cataract surgery. The Optometry Clinic and Ophthalmology Clinic often share patients and interact frequently. The Eye Center has 30 fully equipped exam lanes. Auxiliary equipment at the Highland Avenue Eye Center includes multiple digital fundus cameras with fluorescein/ICG angiography capabilities, multiple digital anterior segment cameras, lasers (SLT, argon, and YAG), an A and B scan ultrasonography unit, multiple Humphrey Visual Field Analyzers, and multiple Cirrus optical coherence tomographers with OCT angiography capability. An eyeglass dispensary with a licensed optician is located at the eye center.

The clinic population is comprised primarily of males in their 6th – 8th decades of life. The prevalence of ocular disease in this population is quite high. While some “normal” eyes are examined, most patients present with one or more chronic ocular conditions including: glaucoma, ocular hypertension, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, or cataracts. A significant number of patients also present with acute conditions including uveitis, keratitis, conjunctivitis, trauma, and diplopia.

BENEFITS:
  • STIPEND: Established by the VA Headquarters in Washington D.C., currently $36,454.
  • Residents are eligible for health and life insurance through VA.
  • Professional Liability Insurance while providing care at VA facilities is provided.
  • Vacation Leave is accrued as four hours each two week pay period, for 13 days of vacation leave total.
  • Paid Sick Leave is accrued as four hours each two week pay period, for 13 days of sick leave total.
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES:
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Inquiries (for this program only) should be directed to Dr. Matthew Horton, 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.

The resident must provide:

  • Completed application through ORMatch website
    ORMatch # 23824
  • Transcripts from school or college of Optometry, as well as, undergraduate college
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • NBEO scores
  • Three letters of recommendation

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Matthew HortonMatthew Horton, O.D.
Residency Site Coordinator
Phone: 513-559-3600
Fax: (513) 475-6944
E-mail: matthew.horton3@va.gov

Cincinnati VA Medical Center – Eye Center
2929 Highland Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Website: https://www.cincinnati.va.gov/services/Residency_Optometry.asp

An Ocular Disease Residency

POSITION:
4 Position Available
MISSION:

The mission of the Ocular Disease Residency at the Cleveland VA Medical Center is to develop residents with advanced clinical skills and competency within an integrated health care system, as well as fostering lifelong learning and achievement in the profession for the betterment of patient care.

GOALS:
  1. To develop advanced clinical skills and competence in the delivery of eye care, specifically the treatment and management of ocular disease.
  2. To increase the resident’s ophthalmic knowledge base, and to enhance their ability to apply this clinically
  3. To develop the resident’s ability for making academic contributions in the eye care community by providing opportunities for lecturing, clinical teaching, and publishing, among other outlets.
  4. To effectively integrate the resident’s delivery of ophthalmic care into a multidisciplinary health care system.
COMMITMENT:
Twelve months, beginning July 1.

Clinical administrative hours are 0800-1630, although patient care may require later attendance.

For one quarter of the year, each resident will take turns carrying a pager and triage emergency calls from the ED. After hours emergencies are covered by Ophthalmology.

RESIDENCY DESCRIPTION:

This residency is designed to foster the skills of optometrists to enable them to manage patients with a high incidence of eye and systemic disease. Residents provide patient care with graduated supervision in the setting of a major, academically affiliated medical center, with rotations to the adjacent Blind Rehabilitation Center and one freestanding outpatient clinic. Clinical care delivered cooperatively with other health professions within the framework of a comprehensive health care facility is the primary focus of this residency and is amply supplemented by rounds, journal club, case conferences, lectures, and rotations.

Key features of the residency are multiple residents, major educational and research-oriented facilities, close cooperation with an academic ophthalmology program, optometry retina clinics, unique academic conference, advanced medical contact lens and low vision experience, multiple clinical settings, and opportunity to manage challenging out-patients and in-patients with graduated, increasing independence.

The Cleveland VA Medical Center is part of the The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System of Ohio, providing health care to veterans in north central and northeast Ohio at the Medical Center and multiple Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Residents rotate among three sites:

The Wade Park Division is located in the University Circle area of Cleveland, a major medical, educational, and cultural hub. Much of the acute and tertiary care, as well as outpatient care, is delivered at this facility. Due to its proximity to the medical school affiliate, Case Western Reserve University, much of the medical education activity, including ophthalmology resident training, takes place at this VA unit.

The Cleveland VA Blind Rehabilitation Center, located at the Wade Park facility, is a 15- bed comprehensive blind rehabilitation program including low vision, orientation and mobility, living skills, computer access, manual skills, leisure and recreational activities.

The Parma CBOC (Community Based Outpatient Clinic) is about 40 minutes Southwest of Wade park. This is the largest of the Cleveland VA CBOC's with a broad scope of services offered.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM:

To successfully complete the residency and receive a residency certificate, the resident will:

  1. Attend and complete all clinical assignments, conducting yourself in a professional manner, arriving to work on time, and remaining in clinic until all patients received care and all exam notes are completed, on a daily basis.
  2. Attend, document, and complete all scholarly and didactic activities, including poster presentations, papers, and recruitment lectures, in accordance with the Mentor Guidelines
  3. Complete all assigned evaluations by the program and faculty and any remediation plan if deficiencies are noted.
  4. Obtain licensure in the State of Ohio, within the first six months of your residency (on or before December 31st), to allow for full participation in all levels of Supervision and Optometry student precepting. Maintaining Ohio licensure through the final day of your residency is required.
  5. Attendance during the final week of the residency program to ensure proper out-processing and clinical coverage. Terminal leave is not permitted.
BENEFITS:
  • STIPEND: Established by the VA Headquarters in Washington D.C., currently $36,536.
  • Salary is not contingent upon resident productivity.
  • Residents are eligible for health and life insurance.
  • Residents accrue 4 hrs annual leave and of sick leave per pay period.
  • Professional liability is covered by Federal Tort Claims act at all clinics
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES:
ORMATCH application deadline is January 14.

Apply through and participate in ORMatch website
ORMatch # 24124

Inquiries (for this program only) should be directed to Dr. Rachael Canana, Program Coordinator. When application materials are on file with the program coordinator, 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 must be US citizens. They must also obtain licensure in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia before completion of the first year of VA residency.

Pass Parts I, II, III, and TMOD of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) examinations, before the first day of residency in July. Failure to pass all the above stated Parts by your first day, results in rescinding the ORMatch match results, and your immediate exclusion from the program.

Interview dates: 1/30, 2/3, 2/6, 2/10
CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Rachael CananiaRachael Canania, O.D.
Optometry Section
216-791-3800 ext.66087
Rachael.Canania@va.gov

Cleveland VAMC
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
Web: https://www.cleveland.va.gov

An Ocular Disease Residency with an emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses

POSITION:
2 Position Available
MISSION:

The Residency in Ocular Disease at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates seeks to provide an outstanding optometric graduate an intensive clinical and didactic experience in ocular disease diagnosis and treatment. Individuals completing the program will be qualified to provide a high level of clinical care in the management of ocular disease and to serve as faculty within optometric institutions or to participate in optometric educational programs.

GOALS:
  • To improve the resident’s skills and clinical judgment necessary to diagnose and manage primary eye conditions in a competent and efficient manner, and maintain the standard of care.
  • To increase the resident’s knowledge of ocular surgical procedures.
  • To provide the resident opportunities and resources to acquire increased knowledge of ocular diseases, as well as communicative and teaching skills, so that the resident is comfortable in an academic and clinical education modality.
  • To elevate the resident’s skills in academic pursuits such as lectures or publication.
  • To enhance the resident’s ability to teach health care professionals.
  • To expose the resident to multiple subspecialties in eyecare as well as other health care professions.
  • To expose the resident to optometric organizations.
COMMITMENT:
The residency programs lasts 54 weeks, beginning on the first Monday in July

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.

OBJECTIVES:
  • The resident will examine a sufficient number of patients so that he/she can develop his/her clinical skills. This includes the use of special testing procedures and will be evaluated by the residency supervisor and director.
  • The resident will observe a sufficient number of surgeries and participate in both pre- and post-operative care.
  • The resident is required to attend at least 25 hours of continuing education programs. He/she is also required to present a one hour lecture to Ohio State College of Optometry students, present a poster at the East/West Eye Conference and/or SECO, and help the residency supervisor conduct workshops and/or Continuing Education conferences at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates.
  • The resident is required to join the local optometric zone and the Ohio Optometric Association. The resident is also required to attend at least one Ohio Optometric Association (OOA) committee meeting and, if possible, join an OOA committee.
  • The resident is required to attend the East/West Eye Conference and is encouraged to attend national meetings.
  • To achieve these objectives, the resident will provide direct patient care, attend lectures and seminars, participate in specialized clinical programs, and conduct original research.
REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION:
Clinical:

The following clinical activities are required of the resident in order to satisfy completion of the program and awarding of the certificate. These requirements are included in the resident’s manual that is given to the resident at the start of the program, and include at least 1800 patient encounters in the following categories:

  • 600 Cataract (examples: nuclear sclerosis, anterior or posterior subcapsular, cortical, traumatic, etc.)
  • 400 Glaucoma (examples: open angle, closed angle, low tension, neovascular, traumatic, etc.)
  • 300 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, aneurysms, CVAs, TIAs, myasthenia gravis, etc.)
  • 30 Iritis (examples: acute vs. chronic, anterior vs. posterior, granulomatous vs. non-granulomatous, etc.)
  • 40 Conjunctivitis (examples: bacterial, viral, contact-lens related, allergic, etc.)
  • 50 Surgery Observation (examples: cataract, refractive, strabismic, corneal, glaucoma, retinal, eye lid, etc.)
Scholarly Activities:

The following scholarly activities are required of the resident in order to satisfy completion of the program and awarding of the certificate. These requirements are included in the resident’s manual that is given to the resident at the start of the program:

  • The resident must complete a manuscript of a case report which is of publishable quality.
  • At least once per year, the resident will be required to present a lecture or case presentation to students, staff and/or colleagues at a collaborative venue with the academic affiliate, The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
  • The resident will attend and present an article at journal club meetings.
  • The resident will have opportunities to supervise 4th year optometry students in clinic Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.
  • The resident will complete a clinical poster to be presented at the East/West Eye Conference. When applicable, the resident will present workshops for staff training.
  • Additionally, the resident will:
  • 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.
  • Attend and document all other scholarly and didactic activities.
  • 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.
  • Complete all assigned evaluations of the program and faculty.
BENEFITS:

Current stipend: $40,000.
Additionally, 2 weeks of vacation is provided, along with health and malpractice insurance.

APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES:
Application Deadline: January 15, 2023
  • Apply through and participate in ORMatch website
    ORMatch # 37524
  • 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.
  • Residents must be graduates of a school or college of optometry accredited by ACOE.
SELECTION PROCEDURE AND ADMISSION CRITERIA:
Interview Dates: January 2, 2023 - February 21, 2023
  • 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.
  • Columbus Ophthalmology Associates 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.
CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Dawn HartmanDawn Hartman, OD
Director of Optometric Education
Phone: 614-751-4070
Email: dhartman@coavision.com

Columbus Ophthalmology Associates
5965 East Broad St., Suite 480
Columbus, OH 43213
Web: https://www.coavision.com/

An Ocular Disease Residency

POSITION:
3 Positions Available
MISSION:

The mission of the Residency in Ocular Disease at the Dayton VA Medical Center (VAMC) is to train individuals to practice full scope optometry in a multidisciplinary setting with the highest skills and most current knowledge and to support participation in optometric education and other academic endeavors.

GOALS:
  1. Train individuals in a multidisciplinary practice setting to develop advanced clinical skills through direct patient care activities.
  2. Broaden the individual’s knowledge of ocular disease processes and ensure they are attuned to the most current information available.
  3. Provide opportunities to pursue new knowledge in the ophthalmic and vision sciences.
  4. Provide opportunities to teach advanced optometric procedures to optometry students in a laboratory setting at The Ohio State University (tOSU) College of Optometry.
  5. Cultivate the individual’s ability to interact with other health care providers in a multidisciplinary setting.
  6. Provide opportunities to present continuing education programs that enhance skills and promote lifelong learning.
COMMITMENT:
The program is a one year residency, which begins July 1 and ends June 30 (dates may vary slightly to comply with pay periods).

The residents work a compressed schedule of four ten-hour days per week. The normal working hours are 7:00AM-5:30PM with a half hour lunch. Optometry residents do not have on-call duty.

  • Last 6 months of residency, residents teach OSU optometry students in lab setting at OSU
  • 1st/3rd Wednesday AM of every month, residents provide care in specialty contact lens clinic
  • Residents participate in TOSU ophthalmology grand rounds weekly through video-conferencing with Dayton VA ophthalmology residents
PROGRAM COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Complete clinical duties including patient care, documentation and co-management with other medical disciplines in a timely and professional manner.
  • Attend and document all assigned scholarly and didactic activities.
  • Complete a case report or literature review to the level of quality required by a peer reviewed journal.
  • Achieve satisfactory or higher ratings on all resident evaluations provided by the affiliate institution.
  • Complete all assigned evaluations of the program and faculty.
HISTORY:

The Dayton VAMC Optometry Section has trained optometry residents since 2000. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) and is an affiliate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry.

The program is funded for three (3) paid one-year residents. A fourth position is approved for independent funding. Although the emphasis of the residency program is providing direct patient care, ample time is allotted for academic endeavors, student teaching, observations with ophthalmology subspecialties and observations with other medical disciplines.

FACILITY, LOCATION, HOSPITAL:

The Dayton VAMC consists of a general medical, surgical and psychiatric hospital with acute care, nursing care, and domiciliary beds all combined under one management. Instituted by President Abraham Lincoln, the Dayton VAMC (originally Soldier’s Home), accepted its first patient in 1867. It is located on a 382 acre tract at the western edge of Dayton, OH. The current hospital building was dedicated in 1992. The Dayton VAMC also supports 4 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in Lima OH, Springfield OH, Middletown OH and Richmond IN.

OPTOMETRY CLINIC:

The optometry staff includes 6 full time staff optometrists, 1 part time staff optometrist and 2 fee basis optometrists. The Eye Clinic is shared with ophthalmology. The ophthalmology staff consists of two staff ophthalmologists, three ophthalmology residents and subspecialty ophthalmology consultants from The Ohio State University. A clinic manager and 7 technicians also support the Eye Clinic.

The Optometry Section provides comprehensive ocular care to any veteran eligible for VA services. The main clinic is located in Building 330, the Patient Tower, on the 6th floor. The Optometry Clinic has eleven exam lanes, plus five auxillary testing rooms which house two Humphrey Visual Field machines, a B-Scan, pachymeters, video slit lamps, Cirrus OCTs, a Fundus Camera with Auto-Fluorescent capability, a topographer, an IOL master, a Pentacam, and a Matrix visual field machine. Optometry services are also provided full-time at all 4 CBOC locations.

In 2008 an Advanced Low Vision Clinic was established at the Dayton VAMC. The Low Vision Clinic is staffed by a full time low vision optometrist, an orientation and mobility specialist, a low vision therapist and a program support assistant. The Low Vision Clinic provides low vision training and rehabilitation care and addresses the visual needs of Veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Medically necessary contact lens services are provided by Dayton VAMC optometry residents under the supervision of Dr. Nicky Lai from The Ohio State University (TOSU) College of Optometry. Dayton VAMC residents also assist Dr. Lai in teaching the Advanced Procedures lab at TOSU College of Optometry.

BENEFITS:
  • The salary of an Optometry Resident is established by the Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office. Optometry residents currently receive approximately $36,040 annually.
  • Residents are eligible for health and life insurance.
  • Residents will accrue 4 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave per pay period (every 2 weeks) for a total of 10 days each.
  • Authorized absence is granted for attendance of major optometric meetings and board exams as needed.
  • Professional Liability while on duty is covered by Federal Torte Claims Act.
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES:
Application Deadline: 2/1/2023

Inquiries (for this program only) should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Lemos, 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have received a Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE accredited School or College of Optometry by July 1 of the residency year. Prior to residency completion, the applicant is required to obtain licensure in the State of their choice.

The resident must provide:

  • Completed application through ORMatch website
    ORMatch # 23924
  • Transcripts from school or college of Optometry
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • NBEO scores
  • Three letters of recommendation

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Elizabeth LemosElizabeth Lemos, OD
Residency Coordinator
Phone: 937-268-6511 x 3406
Fax: 937.267.5395
Elizabeth.Lemos@va.gov

VAMC (112E)
4100 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45428
Web: https://www.dayton.va.gov/

An Ocular Disease Residency with an emphasis in Anterior Segment and Retina

POSITION:
1 Position Available
MISSION:

The Residency in Ocular Disease at Specialty Eye Institute seeks to provide to a superior optometric graduate an intensive clinical and didactic experience in ocular disease diagnosis and treatment. Individuals completing the program will be qualified to provide a high level of clinical care in the management of ocular disease and to serve as faculty within optometric institutions.

GOALS:
  1. To improve the resident’s skills and clinical judgment necessary to diagnose and manage primary eye conditions in a competent and efficient manner, and maintain the standard of care.
  2. To increase the resident’s knowledge of ocular surgical procedures.
  3. To provide the resident opportunities and resources to acquire increased knowledge of ocular diseases, as well as communicative and teaching skills, so that the resident is comfortable in an academic and clinical education modality.
  4. To enhance the resident’s ability to teach health care professionals.
  5. To expose the resident to optometric organizations.
COMMITMENT:
Twelve months, beginning July 1.
OBJECTIVES:
  1. The resident will examine a sufficient number of patients so that he/she can develop his/her clinical skills. This includes the use of special testing procedures and will be evaluated by the residency supervisor and director.
  2. The resident will observe a sufficient number of surgeries and participate in both pre- and post-operative care.
  3. The resident is required to attend at least 40 hours of continuing education programs. He/she is also required to present a one hour lecture to Ohio State College of Optometry students, present a poster at the EastWest Eye Conference and/or SECO, and help the residency supervisor conduct workshops at Specialty Eye Institute.
  4. The resident is required to devote some of his/her time examining patients at the Mildred Bayer Clinic for the Homeless.
  5. The resident is required to join the local optometric zone and the Ohio Optometric Association. The resident is also required to attend at least one Ohio Optometric Association (OOA) committee meeting and, if possible, join an OOA committee.
  6. The resident is required to attend the East/West Eye Conference and is encouraged to attend national meetings.

To achieve these objectives, the resident will provide direct patient care, attend lectures and seminars, participate in specialized clinical programs, and conduct original research.

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM AND AWARDING OF THE CERTIFICATE:
Clinical:

The following clinical activities are required of the resident in order to satisfy completion of the program and awarding of the certificate. These requirements are included in the resident’s manual that is given to the resident at the start of the program, and include at least 1800 patient encounters in the following categories:

  1. Glaucoma (N=500) Ex: open angle, closed angle, neovascular
  2. Post surgical (N=400) Ex: lasik, glaucoma, avastin/lucentis/maucugen/triescence/kenolog, cataract, PK, keratectomies, blepharoplasties, etc.
  3. Iritis (N=50) Ex: granulomatous vs non-granulomatous
  4. Cornea (N=200) Ex: infectious, non-infectious, dry eye, trauma, etc.
  5. Conjunctivitis (N=200) Ex: infectious and non-infectious
  6. Neuro-optometry (N=50) Ex: cranial nerve palsies, pupil abnormalities belly’s palsy, graves disease, brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms, CNS issues, CVA, TIA, myasthenia gravis, papilledema, optic nerve edema, etc.
  7. Retina (N=400) Ex: diabetes, HTN, armd, retinal tears/holes/detachments, Endophthalmitis, retinal arteriole/vein occlusions, macular holes, epi- retinal membranes, pseudoholes, vitritis, trauma, etc.
Scholarly Activities:

The following scholarly activities are required of the resident in order to satisfy completion of the program and awarding of the certificate. These requirements are included in the resident’s manual that is given to the resident at the start of the program:

  1. The resident must complete a manuscript of a case report which is of publishable quality.
  2. At least once per year, the resident will be required to present a lecture or case presentation to students, staff and/or colleagues at a collaborative venue with the academic affiliate, The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
  3. The resident will attend and present an article at the TECOT journal club meeting Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.
  4. The resident will have opportunities to supervise 4th year optometry students in clinic Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.
  5. The resident will complete a clinical poster to be presented at the East/West Eye Conference.
  6. When applicable, the resident will present workshops for staff training.

Specialty Eye Institute is a major eye care referral center located in Northwest Ohio. Residents will be exposed to a wide range of experiences, as the Center treats conditions affecting all parts of the eye and visual system. In addition to cataract and glaucoma treatments, doctors perform refractive, retinal and corneal surgeries. Residents will practice in state-of-the-art facilities and help educate referring doctors in co-management procedures of various ocular conditions.

BENEFITS:
  • Established by the Board at Specialty Eye Institute, currently set at $42,000
  • Health insurance reimbursement and malpractice insurance provided.
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES:

Inquiries (for this program only) should be directed to Dr. David Bejot, 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 Specialty Eye Institute.

The resident must provide:

  • Completed application through ORMatch website
    ORMatch # 24224
  • Transcripts from school or college of Optometry, as well as, undergraduate college
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • NBEO scores
  • Three letters of recommendation

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. David BejotDavid Bejot, O.D.
Cell 419-343-6750
800-832-2016
419-882-2020
419-885-8440 (Fax)
dlbtecot@yahoo.com

Specialty Eye Institute
3000 Regency Court, Suite 100
Toledo, OH 43623
Web: https://specialtyeyeinstitute.com

An Ocular Disease Residency with an emphasis in Anterior Segment and Glaucoma

POSITION:
1 Position Available
MISSION:

The Residency in Ocular Disease seeks to attract entry level optometric graduates and to provide them with advanced didactic and clinical experiences diagnosing and treating ocular disease. Residents will practice optometry in a progressive and comprehensive manner within an ophthalmology/optometry clinic to maximize their experiences treating challenging medical and visual ocular disorders. The resident will assist in the teaching of the student externs and present various education lectures. A graduate of the program will be qualified to manage a wide range of ocular conditions and serve as a faculty member at an optometric institution

GOALS:
  1. Provide the resident with the opportunity and clinical experience that will promote the development of differential diagnosis, treatment and management skills in ocular disease.
  2. Provide the resident with the opportunity to function as a member of a health care team through participation in a practice with tertiary care eye care professionals providing care in anterior segment, cataract, glaucoma, medical retina, pediatrics and oculoplastics and urgent eye care.
  3. Provide the resident with the opportunity and experience to effectively manage patients who have had a variety of ocular surgeries in a pre and post operative time frame.
  4. Provide the resident with the opportunity and experience to become an effective educator.

To achieve these objectives, the resident will provide direct patient care, attend lectures and seminars, participate in specialized clinical programs, and conduct original research.

Ohio Eye Alliance is a surgical referral center located in northeast Ohio with three office locations. The center specializes in cataract/IOL implant surgery, glaucoma treatment and surgery, pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, medical retina, and oculoplastics. Residents will practice in state-of-the-art facilities and receive a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment experience.

COMMITMENT:
Thirteen months, beginning July 1.

The resident’s normal hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. The resident will occasionally report to the office prior to 8:30am to see post ops in conjunction with a surgeon. The resident has no weekend or call responsibilities.

REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM:

Attendance or excused absence from all clinical assignments

  • Participate in patient care in the following general areas (including appropriate diagnosis and management plans for patient encounters):
    • Glaucoma and Cornea Service
    • Retina Service
    • Anterior Segment Disease
    • Strabismus and Oculoplastics
    • Urgent Care
  • Scholarly Activities:
    • Grand rounds attendance
    • Case presentation at Ohio State Optometry Resident’s Day
    • Lecture presentation at optometry continuing education meeting
    • Poster presentation at East West Eye Conference
  • Surgical Observation:
    • Glaucoma (laser and surgical)
    • Oculoplastics
    • Retina procedures (injections, laser and surgery)
    • Cataract
    • Strabismus
    • Cornea (DSAEK, PK, etc.)
  • Obtain a state optometry license
BENEFITS:
  • Established by the Board of Ohio Eye Alliance, currently set at $36,500
  • Health, dental and malpractice insurance provided.

*STIPEND…subject to change. Please contact the Residency Site Coordinator for current information.

APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES:

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Scott Young, 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. Accepted Candidates must obtain an Ohio Optometry license.

The resident must provide:

  • Completed application through ORMatch website
    ORMatch # 24324
  • Transcripts from school or college of Optometry
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Applicants should contact the residency coordinator to determine an on-site interview date and time.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Scott YoungScott Young, OD
330-823-1680
330-823-3831 (Fax)
Email: syod13@gmail.com

Ohio Eye Alliance, Inc.
985 S. Sawburg Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601
Web: https://www.ohioeye.com

Residency Programs in Contact Lens

A Primary Eye Care with an emphasis in specialty contact lenses

POSITION:
1 Position Available
MISSION:

The optometry residency in Primary Eye Care with emphasis in Contact Lenses at Johns Hopkins Medicine Wilmer Eye Institute provides an exceptionally rewarding opportunity for qualified candidates to gain patient care experience within the Johns Hopkins network of unique patient demographics. Clinical emphasis and exposure will predominantly focus on ocular pathologies unique to large tertiary referral centers like Johns Hopkins. This program prepares residents to become leaders in the optometric field and qualifies them to practice in medical and academic centers with advance clinical competencies.

COMMITMENT:
Program Length: Twelve months

Program Starting Date: June 26th, 2023 (Monday)

Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities: The resident will work 40 hours per week with limited after-hours responsibilities including on-call eye consults, a responsibility that rotates amongst all optometry faculty.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The residency is a 12-month program, specifically designed for qualified candidates seeking clinical exposure and residency-level didactic experience managing multiple levels of ocular pathologies (i.e. primary to tertiary care). The program will involve a continuity clinic with direct patient care overseen by attending Doctors of Optometry or Medicine (comprehensive eye care and specialty contact lenses). While the residency’s focus will be in primary eye care, the program will also provide the resident with experience in specialty contact lens evaluations for a broad array of medical indications including keratoconus, post-PKP, post-LASIK ectasia, post-CXL, post-trauma, and ocular surface diseases. In addition, the resident is expected to attend weekly Wilmer Grand Rounds and subspecialty lectures. The resident will be required to present at least two lectures among several conference opportunities in the year including Ohio State’s Resident Day, Wilmer Evidence Based Care Conference, and/or a national conference. Lastly, successful completion of this program will require composing a research paper, journal article, or peer review format manuscript on a clinical topic of choice. The clinical topic must be approved by the residency director, and the paper must be completed before the final month of residency.

CURRICULUM:
  • Attendance and participation in weekly Wilmer Grand Rounds
  • Attendance and participation in quarterly OD Grand Rounds
  • Attendance and participation in monthly Journal Club
  • Completion of resident case discussion 1-2x/month.
  • Submission of two case reports to present at AAO, AOA, SECO, GSLS, and/or Heart of America
  • Presentation given at The Ohio State University Optometry Resident Scholarship Day
  • Completion of a research paper, journal article, or peer review format manuscript on a clinical topic of choice.
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
  • Successful completion of the residency requires full time attendance in clinic, satisfactory clinical aptitude and performance, and completion of all scholarly activities and assignments.
BENEFITS:
  • Salary: $40,000 annually
  • Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Medical insurance coverage, professional liability insurance, two weeks of vacation, CE stipend for local or national conferences, including continuing education opportunities within Wilmer.
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 # 43032
  • 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
SELECTION PROCEDURE AND ADMISSION CRITERIA:

Candidates are evaluated on the basis of clinical and academic competence, recommendations, interpersonal skills, and interest in future work at academic medical centers.

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 two months prior to beginning of the program
  • State of Maryland Optometry license application prior to the beginning of the program
CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Amanda CrumAmanda Crum, OD, MS, FAAO
Optometry Residency Co-Coordinator
(585) 307-7181
amarks12@jhmi.edu

Dr. Bryce St. ClairBryce St. Clair, OD, FAAO
Optometry Residency Co-Coordinator
(573) 201-1392
bstclai1@jhu.edu

Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Web: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/wilmer/education/clinical-training/optometry-residency.html

A Cornea and Contact Lens Optometry Residency

POSITION:
1 Position Available
MISSION:

This optometry residency program seeks to attract highly qualified optometric graduates and provide them with the tools necessary to achieve advanced clinical competency in the areas of cornea and contact lens.

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

Typical Weekly Hours: 8am-5pm M-F with emergency on-call responsibilities.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This contact lens optometry residency program is designed for the optometrist interested in furthering their skills in the advanced contact lens care for the management of refractive error including high astigmatism and presbyopia, management of corneal and anterior segment disease with specialty gas permeable and scleral lenses, management of myopia with orthokeratology and soft contact lenses.

The program is housed at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in a state-of-the-art recently constructed facility as well as through an optometry practice with heavy emphasis on specialty contact lens patient population.

CURRICULUM:
  • Direct patient care in the Contact Lens (CL) Clinic
    • Comprehensive care of patients of all ages
    • Management of contact lens care for all patients in the service
    • Fitting of specialty contact lenses for anterior segment and corneal disease
    • Fitting of contact lenses for myopia management
  • Direct patient care in an optometry practice
    • Care and management of specialty contact lens patients in a private practice setting with supervision from contact lens practitioner
  • Clinical attending in Contact Lens and Primary Vision Care (PVC) Services
  • Laboratory teaching in contact lens and optometry courses
  • Attendance and participation in monthly 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
BENEFITS:
  • 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 # 42812
  • 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
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
CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Nicky LaiNicky Lai, OD, MS, FAAO
Contact Lens Residency Coordinator
Chief, Contact Lens Service
phone: 614-292-1726
lai.102@osu.edu

College of Optometry
1664 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
Web: https://optometry.osu.edu/

A Cornea and Contact Lens Residency

POSITION:
1 Position Available
MISSION:

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.

GOALS:
  • 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
COMMITMENT:
The resident begins July 7th and finishes June 30th.

The duration of the program is 12 months. The Ohio State University observes ten national holidays, and the resident is permitted to have one week 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 one professional meeting during the program.

Curriculum:
  • 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
BENEFITS:
  • Salary is currently set at $38,000.00, plus benefits.
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES:
Application Deadline: January 20, 2023

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Chantelle L. MundyChantelle L. Mundy, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Clinical Assistant Professor
614-293-8116
614-293-3555 (fax)
Email: chantelle.mundyod@osumc.edu

The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43209
Web: https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/eye-care-ophthalmology

Residency Programs in Pediatric Optometry

A Pediatric Optometry Residency

PROGRAM:
1 Position Available
MISSION:

The pediatric optometry residency at the Akron Children’s Hospital will offer a multi-specialty, high volume, progressive learning environment involving pediatric eye care. Residents will become proficient in all aspects of pediatric optometry including primary care, contact lenses, disorders of binocular vision and diagnosis and medical treatment of common visual system diseases in infants and children.

Due to the nature of the setting of this residency, training includes working with pediatric optometrists, pediatric ophthalmologists, vision center students, residents, fellows and vision science staff.

GOALS:
  1. Enhance the resident’s skills in the provision of pediatric optometric eye and vision care.
  2. Strengthen the resident’s expertise in the diagnosis and management of vision problems in pediatric patients.
  3. Expand the resident’s knowledge of binocular, developmental vision problems and contact lens.
  4. Develop the resident’s skill in presenting topics to other professionals.
  5. Instill in the resident an appreciation of the importance of education.
COMMITMENT:
The residency program is one calendar year in length from July 1 through June 30.

The resident is assigned 40 hours per week with no on-call duties.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Akron Children’s Hospital is a pediatric tertiary health care provider servicing a large portion of Northeast Ohio including the Akron and surrounding area as well as Mahoning Valley to the east. The hospital serves many children not only with eye and visual system diseases, but also numerous multi-system anomalies that require ocular attention as part of the comprehensive care provided to these patients. Residents will have the opportunity to interact with professionals and patients from urban, suburban, and rural settings in a high-volume, fast-paced setting during their time at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Clinical Care:

The resident will refine, enhance and have new skills introduced to them related to the provision of eye and vision care in the pediatric population. Daily clinical experience will help to strengthen the resident’s expertise in the diagnosis and management of vision problems in pediatric patients as well as expand the resident’s knowledge of binocular and neuro-developmental vision problems. As an active contact lens practice the resident will have the opportunity to participate in contact lens fittings and follow up care for a variety of different contact lens care needs.

Education:

Educational activities occur regularly and include, but are not limited to, pediatric optometry and ophthalmology lectures, grand rounds and journal clubs. The resident will prepare a case report of publishable quality during their time at Akron Children’s Hospital. In addition, the resident will prepare and present one poster at the annual EastWest Eye Conference and the yearly resident conference at The Ohio State University.

Research:

Our vision center has an active clinical and basic science service. The resident will be encouraged to assist or to participate in any on-going laboratory and/or clinical investigation(s) initiated by Akron Children’s Hospital faculty members. If desired, the resident will also be allowed to generate their own studies/seminal work, but it will not be required for successful completion of their residency program.

BENEFITS:
  • The yearly stipend is $61,838 (current salary subject to annual increase) and will be paid out on a biweekly basis. Compensation is not contingent upon productivity of the resident.
  • The resident will be provided with 3 weeks of vacation (15 customary working days).
  • Benefits associated with this appointment are defined in the policies of Akron Children’s Hospital.
  • The resident will be given the opportunity to purchase health, vision and dental insurance through the Payroll and Benefits Service Center. If the resident should choose to decline, proof of health insurance coverage must be provided.
  • In addition, parking will be provided, on campus, free of charge to the resident.
  • Professional liability insurance is provided by the hospital.
  • The resident may participate in the Hospital’s 403(b) Plan from their date of hire. Match dollars are not available to the resident.
  • The resident is entitled to 5 days of conference time each year for medical conventions and courses outside the hospital.
  • The resident will be provided $1,200 annually for use toward medical-related journals or books, conferences, and license renewals.
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES:
Deadline: All Applicants must complete and return application forms by January 10.
  1. Apply through and participate in ORMatch website
    ORMatch # 18128
  2. Supporting documents should be submitted directly on ORMatch no later than January 10. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all supporting documentation, including letters of recommendation, are uploaded directly to ORMatch.
  3. Applicant must have earned an OD degree or will have earned such a degree by the time of matriculation from a school/college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometry Education.
  4. Applicant will furnish an official transcript from his/her school/college of optometry. An applicant should have a cumulative grade point average greater than 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the professional optometric curriculum.
  5. Applicant must pass all parts of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry; all examinations required for Ohio licensure and furnish official transcripts when available.
  6. Participation in the program is contingent on successful completion of the Ohio Optometric Licensing exam. Failure to obtain and maintain a license in good standing with the Ohio Vision Professionals Board would be course for immediate termination from the program.
  7. Three letters of recommendation are required.
  8. A brief essay stating reasons for applying to this program.
  9. If selected as one of the finalists, the applicant will be invited for a personal interview by the residency selection committee.
  10. Akron Children’s Hospital Vision Center and the Ohio State University College of Optometry affirm that no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity at or affiliated the Ohio State University College of Optometry on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, disability or national origin.
  11. Residents are required to obtain an Ohio State Optometry License prior to beginning training.

Smoke, Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco-Free Campus: Akron Children’s is a tobacco-free healthcare system. Prospective employees who test positive for nicotine will have their offer of employment rescinded and will not be permitted to start work.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Casandra SolisCasandra Solis, OD
Pediatric Optometry Residency Director
330-543-5290
csolis@akronchildrens.org

Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
Web: https://www.akronchildrens.org/

A Pediatric Optometry Residency

POSITION:
1 Position Available
MISSION:

The residency program in optometry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has the intended mission of training individuals to augment their clinical competence and knowledge base in the area of pediatric eye care. We seek to build upon the resident’s existing skill set and knowledge base in pediatric eye care through an interdisciplinary/hospital-based approach to patient care which includes exposure to clinical research and optometric education.

GOALS:

The resident will be afforded the opportunity to strengthen their skill set and knowledge base in the following areas of training:

  • The diagnosis and management of refractive disorders in toddlers and young children.
  • The non-surgical treatment and management of patients with strabismus and/or motility disorders.
  • The diagnosis and management of amblyopia.
  • The diagnosis and management of non-penetrating eye injury.
  • The evaluation and treatment of ocular manifestations for patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
  • The fitting of specialty contact lenses for pediatric patients.
  • The prescription of low vision devices for school-aged children with visual impairment.
  • Ophthalmic knowledge base pertaining to pediatric eye conditions through self-study.
  • Scholarly activity through scientific presentation/publication and lecturing opportunities.
  • Communication skills with families, peers, referring doctors and other subspecialists within the hospital and medical community.

Vision therapy training is not a formal part of the curriculum.
Surgical observation is not a formal part of the curriculum.

COMMITMENT:
The duration of the program is Monday, July 3, 2023 – Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

The resident is assigned 40 hours per week with no on-call duties.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

This pediatric optometry residency program is intended for the optometrist interested in developing their skills in the diagnosis and management of children’s eye and vision related disorders. Housed within the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, this hospital based program offers the opportunity for the practitioner to establish the necessary skills to become an effective member of a comprehensive pediatric eye care team.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:

The resident will receive a certificate certifying completion of the program at the end of the residency. Successful program completion requirements are as follows:

  • Complete all clinic duties including patient care and electronic medical record documentation
  • Complete and document all scholarly and didactic activities
  • Complete all faculty and program evaluations.
  • Complete all reports, literature reviews and/or research projects to the satisfaction of the teaching faculty
  • Achieve satisfactory or higher on all resident Core Competency and Resident evaluations
BENEFITS:
  • Salary: $40,000
  • Health insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Cincinnati Children’s observes nine national holidays, and the resident is permitted to have four weeks of personal/vacation leave and is entitled to sick leave during the program.
  • A $1,000 reimbursable educational stipend.
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES:
Deadline: January 31
  • Apply through and participate in ORMatch website
    ORMatch # 30628
  • Upload Curriculum vitae, official optometry transcripts, 3 letter of recommendation, and a personal statement (not to exceed one page) to the ORMatch website
  • Program Application Deadline: January 31: After this date, applicants will no longer be able to submit an application to the program through ORMatch
  • Interview Dates: Thursday, February 24th

After all application materials are collected and reviewed, only selected candidates will be interviewed, and a Rank Order List will be submitted to Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch). See http://www.natmatch.com/ormatch/ for further details.

To be considered for this residency position, the candidate must be in good academic standing, passed NBEO Boards (Part I, II, III, TMOD) and have attained (or obtain by program start) a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education and an Ohio Optometry license.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Melissa L. RiceMelissa L. Rice, OD, FAAO
Residency Coordinator
513-803-3013
melissa.rice@cchmc.org

Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Web: www.cincinnatichildrens.org

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

POSITION:
1 Position Available
MISSION:

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.

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

Typical Weekly Hours: 8am-5pm M-F with emergency 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.

CURRICULUM:
  • 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
BENEFITS:
  • 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
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
CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Catherine McDanielCatherine McDaniel, OD, MS, FAAO
Pediatric Residency Coordinator
Chief, Binocular Vision and Pediatric Service
phone: 614-688-1425
mcdaniel.547@osu.edu

College of Optometry
1664 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
Web: https://optometry.osu.edu/