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John Kenyon American Eye Institute Optometric Residency

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Refractive and Ocular Surgery
Program Site: John Kenyon American Eye Institute
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: John Kenyon American Eye Institute
9200 Leesgate Rd, Suite 201
Louisville, Kentucky 40222
Phone Number: 812-258-3007
Fax Number:
Affiliation: Indiana University, School of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

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

Program Application Deadline: January 31st
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 10/01/2015
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the residency program is to provide advanced training in the area of ocular disease and ocular surgery with an emphasis on refractive surgery.  This will be accomplished through patient care and scholarly pursuits while working with our team of specialists and treating patients in the clinic.  The resident will work directly with our cataract, cornea, refractive, glaucoma, and retinal specialists along with our medical optometrists.  The resident will be exposed to the most recent technology for diagnosis and treatment, including the VisuMax Femtosecond laser as well as the Catalyse laser for all-laser cataract surgery.  Upon completion of the program, the resident will be competent in the knowledge and skills to allow them to pursue placement in professional opportunities such as combined OD/MD practices or referral centers, while also receiving training allowing them to pursue optometric educational opportunities. 

Program Description:

This is a full time, 53 week residency program, beginning June 25th and ending on June 30th of each residency year. The first week will be devoted to orientation. Direct patient care will make up the majority of the residency consisting of 4 to 4.5 days per week. The remainder of the time will be devoted to academic pursuits including student intern case conferences and independent study. The resident will be included in the doctor on call schedule with the rest of the medical staff.

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

The resident will complete rotations in four areas of the practice: Ocular Disease, Cornea/Refractive, Cataract Pre and Post Operative, and Vitreo-Retinal. The resident will rotate through each service as follows: Ocular disease - 2 days per week. Cornea/Refractive - 1 day per week. Cataract Pre and Post Operative - 1 day per week. Vitreo-Retinal 1 day per week. While in each service, time will be allotted for independent study. 2 hours per week will be allotted for case conference supervision with student interns. The resident will meet with Dr Wilson every two weeks to assess the resident's progress. On call rotation will consist of 1 week of after hours on call approximately once per month.

Requirements for Completion:

Residents must attend a minimum number of clinical days and receive acceptable evaluations by the residency faculty in all areas. The resident will also have a publishable case report, research study or clinical review completed by the end of the residency.

Program Salary/Stipend: 50,000
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Travel Allowance

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Steven Wilson, Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 812-258-3007
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Steven Wilson, OD John Kenyon American Eye Institute 519 State Street New Albany, IN 47150

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:
Program Application Deadline: January 31st

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