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The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute Combined Contact Lens and Ocular Disease Residency

Basic Information

Category Title: Cornea and Contact Lenses
Program Area of Emphasis: Ocular Disease
Program Site: The Ohio State University Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology
Program Location: Medical School
Program Address: 915 Olentangy River Rd

Columbus, Ohio 43212
Phone Number: 614-293-8116
Fax Number: 614-293-3555
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 14, 2022
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/2014
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The combined Cornea and Contact Lens and Ocular Disease Residency at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute is designed to attract qualified candidates and provide an extensive clinical experience in specialty contact lens fitting and ocular disease management. Residents who complete the program will be prepared to become a leader in the optometric profession and deliver high level care to a challenging patient population.

Program Description:

The residency program is a 12 month program involving direct patient care and teaching opportunities. He/she will spend time rotating through subspecialty clinics including anterior segment, retina, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, and refractive surgery in addition to the emphasis on fitting specialty contact lenses. The challenging contact lens clinic includes fitting of keratoconic, post-op, and complex specialty fittings. The resident is provided with the opportunity to attend a wide variety of continuing medical education presentations and weekly Grand Rounds lectures. During the academic year, the resident will be required to present at one Grand Rounds lecture. The resident will also be required to present clinical case reports. The resident will attend and make a presentation at the annual Resident Scholarship Day at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and present a poster at the EastWest Eye Conference.

  • 1800 patient care experiences

    • Emphasis on challenging contact lens fits including:

      • Specialty soft lenses

      • RGP spherical and astigmatic lenses

      • Aphakic contact lens fittings

      • Keratoconic RGP, Piggyback, and scleral

      • Post corneal surgery

      • Scleral fittings for ocular surface disease management

  • Rotate through sub-specialty clinics 2 – 3 half days per week, depending on weekly schedule

    • Neuro-ophthalmology

    • Retina

    • Glaucoma

    • Anterior Segment

  • Attend monthly Anterior Segment department meetings

  • Attend weekly OSU Havener Eye Institute Grand Rounds

  • Present at OSU Havener Eye Institute Subspecialty Grand Rounds once for duration of residency

  • Attend annual Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) Cornea and Contact Lens Resident Symposium held in August

  • Create a case report poster to present at EastWest Eye Conference

  • Present a case report at the Ohio State University Resident Scholarship Day

  • Participate in clinical research

Program Length: 1 year
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: July 7th - June 30th
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

The resident will work 40 hours per week. There are no after hours responsibilities.

Requirements for Completion:

Successful completion of the residency includes attendance or excused absences, satisfactory clinical performance, and completion of scholarly assignments.

Program Salary/Stipend: The salary is set at $37,000.00
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Chantelle Mundy
Telephone: 614-293-8116
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Application materials should be submitted directly to the Residency Site Coordinator. The applicant will be contacted directly by the Residency Site Coordinator to schedule an interview and interviews are completed by mid-February. The program participates in ORMatch. Each applicant should send: Curriculum vitae NBEO scores Optometry school transcripts Letter of intent 3 letters of recommendation

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Applicants must be graduates of a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. Successful completion of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO).

Interviews are scheduled per availability of candidates.

Program Application Deadline: January 14, 2022

Additional Comments

Please note you must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for the residency.  Please contact the program with any questions or concerns. Interviews are scheduled by appointment only.