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Cincinnati Eye Institute

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Ocular Disease
Program Site: Cincinnati Eye Institute
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 1945 CEI Drive

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Phone Number: 513-984-5133
Fax Number: 513-569-2969
Affiliation: The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Dawn J. Goedde, O.D., F.A.A.O

Program Application Deadline: January 31
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/1992
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

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.

Program Description:

The residents will provide patient care, attend lectures and seminars, rotate through sub-specialty clinics, and have the opportunity to 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.  Various sub-specialties include cataracts and general ophthalmology, glaucoma, retina, neuro-ophthalmology, urgent care, cornea, uveitis, refractive surgery, and oculoplastics.

Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 3
Program Starting Date: July 1
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

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

Requirements for Completion:

Attendance or excused absence from all clinical assignments Patient care activities will see patients in the following settings 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 (eg. oculo-plastics) Satisfactory diagnosis and treatment plans for all patient encounters Scholarly activity such as publishable paper or poster, and providing CE lectures at CEI and OSU 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), as well as cataract, cornea, and fluorescein conferences once a month The resident will be in charge of grand rounds continuing education session of the local Ohio Optometric Association zone meeting 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) Resident evaluations of the program's faculty and curriculum Obtain a state optometry license

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

Professional Liability Insurance

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Kevin T. Corcoran, Director of Optometric Services
Telephone: 513-984-5133
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: Erich A. Hinel, Assistant Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 513-984-5133
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

January 31st:

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

Interview Dates: January 3, 2022 - February 28, 2022

The resident must provide:

  • Must complete an OR Match application

  • Transcripts from school or college of Optometry

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Letter of Intent

  • NBEO scores

  • Three letters of recommendation

Note though February 1st is the deadline however early application is preferable to allow more time to schedule an interview before June 15 the accepted applicants should forward to the Residency Director (Dr. Dawn Goedde) at the Ohio State University College of Optometry: Evidence of the award of the OD degree from an accredited school or college of optometry, evidence of intent to take the State Board of Optometry licensing examination in the state in which residency program will be competed Applicants will be notified of on-site interview date and time.

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

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.

Program Application Deadline: January 31

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