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Ohio Eye Alliance

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Anterior Segment, Glaucoma
Program Site: Ohio Eye Alliance
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 985 S. Sawburg

Alliance, Ohio 44601
Phone Number: 330-823-1680
Fax Number: 330-823-3831
Affiliation: The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

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

Program Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 1994
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The Residency in Ocular Disease seeks to attract entry level optometric graduates and to provide them with advanced didactic and clinical experiences diagnosing and treating ocular disease. Residents will practice optometry in a progressive and comprehensive manner within an ophthalmology/optometry clinic to maximize their experiences treating challenging medical and visual ocular disorders. The resident will assist in the teaching of the student externs and present various education lectures. A graduate of the program will be qualified to manage a wide range of ocular conditions and serve as a faculty member at an optometric institution

Program Description:

Ohio Eye Alliance is an ophthalmology referral center specializing in glaucoma, cataract, corneal pathology, pediatrics, adult strabismus, oculoplastics, retinal disease and anterior segment pathology. The resident participates in all areas these areas including acquiring extensive experience in pre- and post- operative care for a wide variety of ocular surgical procedures. Offices are located in Canton, Alliance and Boardman, Ohio. The program provides a unique opportunity for the resident to work directly with both ophthalmologists and optometrists in the treatment of ocular pathology.

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

The resident's normal hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm. The resident will occasionally report to the office prior to 8:30am to see post ops in conjunction with a surgeon. The resident has no weekend or call responsibilities.

Requirements for Completion:

Attendance or excused absence from all clinical assignments Participate in patient care in the following general areas (including appropriate diagnosis and management plans for patient encounters): Glaucoma and Cornea Service Retina Service Anterior Segment Disease Strabismus and Oculoplastics Urgent Care Scholarly Activities: Grand rounds attendance Case presentation at Ohio State Optometry Resident's Day Lecture presentation at optometry continuing education meeting Poster presentation at East West Eye Conference Surgical Observation: Glaucoma (laser and surgical) Oculoplastics Retina procedures (injections, laser and surgery) Cataract Strabismus Cornea (DSAEK, PK, etc.) Obtain a state optometry license

Program Salary/Stipend: $36,500
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Scott Young, Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 330-823-1680
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

The resident must provide: - Complete an OR Match application - Transcripts from school or college of Optometry - Curriculum Vitae - Letter of Intent - Three letters of recommendation Applicants should contact the residency coordinator to determine an on-site interview date and time.

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Scott Young, 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. Accepted Candidates must obtain an Ohio Optometry license.

Program Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

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