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Program Title: Primary Care/Ocular Disease/Retina/Cornea/Glaucoma/Oculoplastics/Contact Lenses
Program Type: Primary Eye Care
Program Area of Emphasis: Ocular Disease
Program Site: The Eye Care Center of New Jersey
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: The Eye Care Center of New Jersey
108 Broughton Avenue
Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
Phone Number: 973-743-1331
Fax Number: 973-743-6577
Affiliation: Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Director of Residency Education:

Shital Mani. O.D., F.A.A.O.

PCO/Salus Univeristy

Program Application Deadline: January 31
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 12/2007
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of The Eye Care Center of NJ Optometry Residency Program in ocular disease/primary care is to provide an intense, comprehensive didactic and clinical training program that prepares the optometrist to achieve advanced clinical competencies. This advanced training program in ocular disease/primary care will enable the resident to diagnose and manage patients with a variety of complex, challenging ocular conditions and ocular manifestatons of systemc disease and will provide the foundation for career long learning in the future advancement of optometry.

Program Description:

We are a general/subspecialty practice with two O.D.'s and five M.D.'s. The practice has been in the same area for 30 years. We are a high volume practice with a heterogeneous patient population (age, race, socioeconomic background). The doctors also have a surgery center. Our practice offers cataract, glaucoma, retina, cornea, and contact lens care. We treat patients from infants to senior citizens.

Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: one
Program Starting Date: Second week of July
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

Typical weekly hours: 40-45 No after-hours responsibilities

Requirements for Completion:

Grand Rounds Presentation and a paper of publishable quality.

Program Salary/Stipend: $40,000
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Thomas R. Conroy, O.D.
Telephone: 973-743-1331
Fax: 973-743-6577
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: Jonathan W. Ditkoff, M.D.
Fax: 973-743-6577
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Thomas Conroy, O.D. The Eye Care Center of New Jersey 108 Broughton Avenue Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973-743-1331 Fax: 973-743-6577

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

O.D. Degree from accredited optometry school (Applicant must be licensed/license eligible in New Jersey; Letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae; Official optometry school transcript, Three letters of recommendation from clinical faculty; Copy of NBEO transcript. Interview required.

Program Application Deadline: January 31

Additional Comments

We have ECC, OCT, Corneal Topographer, Pachymetry, Retinal Camera, Visual Field, and Tono Pen. -The resident will be able to observe surgical/lasik procedures -The resident must obtain New Jersey optometry license.