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Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation

Basic Information

Category Title: Pediatric Optometry
Program Area of Emphasis: Vision Therapy and Vision Rehabilitation, Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Program Site: The Ohio State University
Program Location: School or College of Optometry
Program Address: 338 West 10th Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone Number: 614-688-1425
Fax Number: 614-247-6626
Affiliation: The Ohio State University, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Dawn J. Goedde, O.D., F.A.A.O

Residency Director

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

338 W. 10th Avenue

Columbus, OH 43210

Program Application Deadline: February 1st
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 6/2016
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

This pediatric optometry program seeks to attract highly qualified optometric graduates and provide them with the tools necessary to achieve advanced clinical competency in the areas of pediatrics, binocular vision, vision therapy and rehabilitation. 

Program Description:

This pediatric optometry residency program is designed for the optometrist interested in furthering their skills in the diagnosis and active treatment and management of pediatric eye and vision problems, binocular vision (to include brain injury vision rehabilitation) and vision therapy for patients of all ages. The program is housed at The Ohio State University College of Optometry in a state-of-the-art recently renovated facility.

Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 1
Program Starting Date: Second week in June
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

Typical Weekly Hours: 8am-5pm M-F with emergency on-call responsibilities

Requirements for Completion:

Requirements for completion:

  • Deliver clinical care at an advanced level as determined through formal evaluations of the resident’s patient care

  • Successfully complete all clinical rotations

  • Successfully complete all teaching assignments

  • Complete a paper based on literature review or original research that is suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal

  • Participate in required journal clubs and/or grand rounds

  • Maintain patient logs

  • Complete all evaluations of students, attending doctors, clinic rotations, and residency


Program Salary/Stipend: $37,000
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: Catherine McDaniel, Associate Professor of Clinial Optometry
Telephone: 614-688-1425
Fax: 614-247-6626
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

By February 1st, applicants should have the following on file with the residency coordinator:

  • Completed application through OR Match

  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)

  • Statement of Intent

  • Official optometry transcripts

  • NBEO scores

  • Letters of recommendation from three faculty closely acquainted with the applicant’s clinical proficiency


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

                Candidates are evaluated on the basis of clinical and academic competence, recommendations, interpersonal skills and interest in all aspects of pediatrics and binocular vision.

                Preference is given to candidates with a 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA or higher

                Admission requirements include:

  • Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE accredited school or college of optometry

  • Successful completion of Parts I, II, III and TMOD of the NBEO prior to beginning of the program

  • State of Ohio Optometry license application prior to the beginning of the program

Program Application Deadline: February 1st

Additional Comments

Applicants will be contacted with interview dates.