New Search

Pediatric & Vision Therapy Residency Program

Basic Information

Category Title: Pediatric Optometry
Program Area of Emphasis: Vision Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation
Program Site: Indiana University School of Optometry
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: 744 East Third Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone Number: 812-856-0976
Fax Number: 812-856-0934
Affiliation: Indiana University, School of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Anna K. Bedwell, OD and Don W Lyon, OD, MS

Program Application Deadline: February 1
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/1999
Accreditation Status: Accredited

Click here for more information about accreditation of optometric residency programs.

Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Pediatric Optometry Residency Program at the Indiana University School of Optometry (IUSO) is to provide advanced competency in the areas of pediatric optometry, vision therapy, myopia management and binocular vision (including concussion care) to recent optometry graduates through education, direct patient care experience and management, clinical teaching, scholarly development, and community service.

Program Description:

Program goals --

  1. To provide the resident with training and clinical experience in primary, specialized, and complicated pediatric optometry cases including infant vision. 

  2. To provide the resident with training and clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of binocular vision disorders, optometric concussion evaluation and management, and myopia management.  

  3. To provide the resident with training and clinical experience in vision therapy and the diagnosis and management of visual information processing disorders.  

  4. To provide the resident with experience in clinical and didactic instruction of students in a professional program 

  5. To increase the resident’s confidence and skill in the management of adult primary care optometry and emergency eye care. 

  6. To provide the resident the opportunity to learn about and participate in clinical research in binocular vision disorders and/or pediatric optometry 

  7. To stimulate a commitment to service in the resident 

  8. To prepare the resident for a professional career with emphasis in the areas of advanced pediatric optometry and binocular vision disorders.  They should be equally comfortable pursuing careers in academia or private practice. 

Program Length:
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: June 23rd
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

40-45 hours per week. There are Saturday responsibilities, with on-call assignments

Requirements for Completion:

  1. A paper of publishable quality will be written prior to and as a condition of the completion of the Residency program. This paper can be a report of original clinical research, case report, or a literature review.

  2. The resident is required to submit an abstract for a poster or paper to a national optometry meeting of their choosing.

  3. The resident will give lectures to the fourth year interns in the form of seminar discussions (2 minimum), or lecture in didactic courses

  4. The resident must receive at minimum satisfactory evaluations by residency supervisors at the final quarterly review.

Program Salary/Stipend: $45,000
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Katie Connolly, Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 812-856-0976
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Submit all materials through the ORMATCH web page. Additional materials or questions may be submitted directly to the residency coordinator via email (

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

  • Application information sent to OR Match Website

  • Interview by Program Coordinator OD

  • Degree from an accredited school or college of optometry within the United States

  • Competitive GPA

  • Eligible for an Indiana Optometry License

Program Application Deadline: February 1

Additional Comments