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Cornea and Contact Lens Residency Program

Basic Information

Category Title: Cornea and Contact Lenses
Program Area of Emphasis: Anterior Segment
Program Site: IU School of Optometry
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: IU School of Optometry Cornea & Contact Lens
744 E Third St
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone Number: 812-856-5699
Fax Number: 812-855-8664
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:
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Residency program in Cornea and Contact Lenses is to provide advanced competency in the areas of contact lenses, cornea and anterior segment treatment and management, through education, patient care experiences, and scholarship.

Program Description:

The Cornea and Contact Lens Residency is a 53-week program designed to provide intensive clinical, teaching, and research experience in anterior segment disease, contact lenses, and primary care optometry. Clinical teaching is expected to be a part of the residency program, in order to prepare the clinician for the role of clinical educator. Academic leadership and communication skills will be emphasized through case conference instruction, and scholarly writing and speaking through research. Although structured experiences are necessary to ensure consistent quality of the program, specific educational opportunities can be tailored to meet the individual interests of the Resident.

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

40 hours 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: Susan Kovacich, Cornea and Contact Lens Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 812-856-5699
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Susan Kovacich, OD 800 East 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

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