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Advanced Ocular Disease Residency Program

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Glaucoma, Retina
Program Site: Indiana University School of Optometry
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address:
744 E Third Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone Number: 812-855-1344
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: 07/1998
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Residency program in Ocular Disease is to provide advanced competency in eye care in the areas of ocular disease and primary care, through education, patient care and scholarship. Upon completion of the program the resident will be qualified to pursue professional opportunities which require a high level of clinical proficiency in the treatment and management of ocular and associated systemic conditions. The resident will also receive training, which will serve to prepare them for careers with emphasis in ocular disease management and as an optometric educator

Program Description:

1. To provide the highest quality of ocular disease care utilizing currently accepted standards of care, techniques, and technology. 2. To provide advanced clinical training in ocular disease, including the diagnosis and management of ocular conditions, the management of ocular emergencies and trauma, while also gaining exposure to primary care optometry. 3. To expose the resident to didactic and teaching experiences which will serve to prepare the resident for careers in advanced areas of optometric practice and/or academics. 4. To provide the resident with the opportunity to learn about and participate in clinical research in ocular disease. 5. To stimulate a commitment to service in the resident with active participation in activities such as VOSH international. 6. To provide administrative support commensurate with the needs of the program and the resident. 7. To provide adequate record-keeping to help document the performance of the program in meeting the above goals and objectives, as well as any other basic record-keeping requirements of the program.

Program Length:
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: June 22
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

40 hours per week including Saturday assignments and on-call

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: $45,000.00
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Brett King, Advanced Ocular Disease Cordinator
Telephone: 812-855-1344
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Send letter of intent, CV, transcripts and letters of recommendation directly to: Dr. Brett King Indiana University School of Optometry 800 Atwater Ave Bloomington, IN 47405

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

Residency Program Information Manual available