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MyEyeDr. Primary Care Residency Program

Basic Information

Category Title: Primary Care Optometry
Program Area of Emphasis: Cornea and Contact Lenses
Program Site: MyEyeDr.
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 316 W. 161st Street

Westfield, Indiana 46074
Phone Number: 317-867-0555
Fax Number: 317-867-0558
Affiliation: Indiana University, School of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Anna K. Bedwell, OD, FAAO

Don W. Lyon, OD, MS, FAAO

Program Application Deadline: February 1st
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 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 MyEyeDr. is to provide advanced competency in Primary Care Optometry to recent optometry graduates through education, direct patient care experience and management, clinical teaching, scholarly development, and community service.


Program Description:

The Primary Care Residency is a 53-week program designed to provide intensive clinical, teaching, and research experience in Primary Care Optometry. Academic leadership and communication skills will be emphasized through case presentations, scholarly writing, and lectures.  


The Residency begins the week of July 1st. The residency activities will consist of independent patient care, and clinical consulting with fourth year student interns at the Westfield clinic.   The Resident will also be required to be on-call for one two week period during the year of their residency. 


The resident will spend four full days in clinic with one of the co-coordinators seeing patients independently in a primary care setting.  The focus of these encounters will be to build the resident’s primary care skills, including the diagnosis and treatment of refractive conditions and accommodative conditions, the fitting of specialty contact lenses, the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of ocular pathology and the ability to make proper and prompt referrals to external healthcare providers.  One half-day per week will be spent in didactic pursuits, such as preparation of lectures and academic papers or research projects.  The last half-day per week will be spent in conference with the residency coordinator. 


When a fourth year optometry intern is present in the clinic, the resident will be expected to assume the role of clinical educator and will supervise the intern’s clinical encounters, help the intern to develop appropriate assessments and plans, and provide feedback regarding patient care.  The resident will also be expected to meet with the intern and Externship coordinator for a case conference once per week. 


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

50+ hours; one two-week period of after hours on call duty

1. Provide optometric care to a large and diverse group of patients at the Westfield clinic with emphasis in Primary Care Optometry.

2. Learn and use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including the latest digital imaging systems and computer technology.

3. Gain clinical experience in the management of urgent eye care and ocular disease, provision of emergency eye care services at the Westfield clinic, and after-hours emergency on-call responsibility.

4. Acquire proficiency in the use of therapeutic agents used to manage and treat ocular disease.

5. Clinical and didactic instruction fourth year optometry students including clinical supervision at the Westfield clinic and case conference review with the intern. 

6. Present lectures to the MyEyeDr. doctor group and to the Central Society of the IOA.

7. Participate in clinical research in contact lens or anterior segment related conditions, including the completion of a research paper or poster, literature review, or case report of publishable quality by the end of the program.

8. Attend at least one scholarly meeting devoted to Primary Care Optometry.

9. Attend continuing education classes and seminars.

10. Participate in optometric community service activities.

11. Actively participate in the optometric community through membership and participation in optometric organizations.

Requirements for Completion:

An academic project is required, and a paper or poster 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, and will be written with the assistance of the Residency Advisor. It is encouraged that this paper be submitted to a scholarly journal for publication.

The resident must receive at minimum satisfactory evaluations by residency supervisors at the final quarterly review.

Program Salary/Stipend: $40,000.00
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Natalie Corey, Program Coordinator
Telephone: 317-867-0555
Fax: 317-867-0558
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:

ORMS Matching system; Interview and selection by committee

OD degree from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE)

Competitive GPA

Eligible for Indiana optometry license

Program Application Deadline: February 1st

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