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Indianapolis Eye Care Center Primary Care Residency

Basic Information

Category Title: Primary Care Optometry
Program Area of Emphasis: Ocular Disease
Program Site: Indianapolis Eye Care Center
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: 1160 W. Michigan St. Suite 100

Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Phone Number: 317-278-1470
Fax Number: 317-274-1475
Affiliation: Indiana University, School of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Anna K. Bedwell, OD and Don W Lyon, OD, MS

Program Application Deadline: February 1st
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: July 2015
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Primary Care Residency Program at Indianapolis Eye Care Center is to provide advanced proficiency in Primary Care Optometry through education, direct patient care experience, clinical teaching, scholarly development, and community service.

Program Description:

The Primary Care residency is a 53 week program designed to provide intensive clinical experience in primary eye care and ocular disease. Primarily, the resident will be responsible for direct patient care seeing comprehensive exams, acute and chronic eye disease and fitting contact lenses. The resident will also serve as a clinical consultant for fourth year optometry students a minimum of three half days per week. The resident will have the opportunity to interact with and observe a variety of ophthalmologic sub-specialists throughout the year. On call responsibilities provide the resident with experience in the management of urgent eye care. The resident will have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. There will be opportunities to participate in optometric community service and the option of participating in a humanitarian mission trip.

Part of the residency curriculum includes education and clinical teaching through grand rounds and journal club discussions. The resident will be required to give at least 2 separate lectures to the fourth year students. There is also opportunity to participate in clinical research, if desired.

Program Length:
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: June 25
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

The resident will work approximately 40+ hours a week including Monday through Friday 8 am - 5pm with on-call responsibilities one week per month. A half day per week will be given for charting and academic activities.

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 periodically lead a journal club discussion

  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


Paid Sick Leave

Travel Allowance

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Anna Bedwell, Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 317-278-1470
Fax: 317-274-1475
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

All required application materials will be submitted via the National Matching Services Inc (ORMatch – The following documents must be submitted in a PDF format –

  1. Letter of Intent

  2. CV

  3. Optometry School Transcript

  4. Minimum of three (3) letter of recommendation (Note – each letter of recommendation will be uploaded to ORMatch directly by your reference)

  5. Official NBEO Scores




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 1st

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