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Program Title: Vision Rehabilitation (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation)
Program Type: Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation
Program Area of Emphasis: Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation
Program Site: SUNY Optometry
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: 33 W 42nd Street

New York, New York 10036
Phone Number: 212-938-4110
Fax Number:
Affiliation: State University of New York, State College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Diane T. Adamczyk, OD

Program Application Deadline: ORMatch
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 2004
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The Residency in Vision Rehabilitation (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation) provides advanced clinical training in the diagnosis, treatment and vision rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain injury (ABI) that result from trauma, cerebral vascular accident, tumor, aneurysm and postsurgical complications.

Program Description:

This 12-month program provides advanced clinical training in diagnosis, treatment and vision rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain injury (ABI). The resident will be involved in consultation, referral and interdisciplinary management of care with rehabilitation, medical and social service professionals. Emphasis is placed upon the interdisciplinary approach to diagnosing and managing patients with oculomotor as well as ocular health conditions relating to ABI.

Program Length: Twelve months
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: July 1st
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

40 hours (includes Saturday) Plus On-call: Approximately 4 weeks/year rotating with other residents. Currently, on-call consists of phone triage.

Requirements for Completion:

Requirements for Completion of Program: * Fulfillment of the academic obligation, which includes attendance to: Minor & Major Presentations, Didactic Program/Grand Rounds ("Friday Programs"), Core Didactic Curriculum * Present a minor (20 minute) and a major (50 minute) presentation * Publishable quality paper * Maintenance and completion of supervisor evaluation, patient logs, etc. * Meeting professional and clinical responsibilities * Fulfillment of terms of employment * Any program specific requirements, attendance, and satisfactory clinical and professional achievements

Program Salary/Stipend: $41,610.00
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: Allen Cohen, Supervisor
Telephone: 212-938-4110
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Allen Cohen, OD

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

*OD degree from an accredited school of optometry *Successful completion of Parts 1, 2, 3 and TMOD of the National Board *NY State Licensure (eligible for applicants)

Program Application Deadline: ORMatch

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