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Residency in Ocular Disease and Refractive Surgery at Parkhurst NuVision

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Refractive and Ocular Surgery, Anterior Segment
Program Site: Parkhurst Nuvision
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 9725 Datapoint Drive, Ste 106

San Antonio, Texas 78229
Phone Number: 210-585-2020
Fax Number: 210-249-0209
Affiliation: University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Stephanie Schmiedecke Barbieri, OD, FAAO, ABCMO, Dipl Low Vision

Director, Residency Programs and Fellowships

Rosenberg School of Optometry

University of the Incarnate Word

9725 Datapoint Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229


Program Application Deadline: January 30
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/2019
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Ocular Disease and Refractive and Ocular surgery program at Parkhurst Nuvision seeks to advance the skills of the resident in the management of ocular disease and co-management of ocular surgery with specific emphasis on refractive, cataract, cornea, oculoplastics and glaucoma surgery. 

Program Description:

The resident will work closely with ophthalmologists and optometrists who have subspecialty training in anterior segment, cataract, glaucoma, cornea, dry eye, oculoplastics, retina and refractive surgery in a referral center setting.  There will be a strong emphasis on pre- and post-operative management of ocular surgery patients. Clinical experience will be obtained through direct patient care and training as a clinical attending for optometry externs. The resident will attend resident seminars, quarterly Parkhurst Nuvision continuing education events, and have the opportunity to participate in clinical research.

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

45-60 hours/week. Direct supervised patient care experiences of patients referred for refractive, cataract, cornea, oculoplastics and glaucoma care.  In addition, the resident will observe surgical cases in each subspecialty area.

Requirements for Completion:

  1. The resident is required to achieve an overall performance evaluation of “satisfactory” or higher on their final evaluation by the program coordinator.

  2. The resident is required to maintain a patient log.

  3. The resident must complete all teaching assignments and conduct monthly seminars to optometry externs.

  4. The resident must present a poster or podium presentation at a regional or national meeting or write a paper of publishable quality.

  5. The resident is required to complete all evaluations of attendings, residency program coordinator, and the residency program.

Program Salary/Stipend: $39,000 annually
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: Roberto Saenz, Clinic Director
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

The program participates in the ORMatch application service. Questions may be directed to the program coordinator at:

Roberto Saenz, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O. 

Clinic Director 

Parkhurst Nuvision 

9725 Datapoint Drive, Suite 106 

San Antonio, TX 78229 

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

The selection process will include the candidate's personal statement, curriculum vitae, official transcripts from optometry school and all post-graduate schools, test scores from NBEO Part 1, Part 2, and at least 3 letters of reference (two from individuals who are familiar with the candidate's clinical skills). The Program Coordinator will select and rank the most qualified applicants with input from the residency faculty. The rank order list will be submitted to the Optometry Residency Matching Service (ORMatch) in accordance with their policies and deadlines.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Candidates must earn the degree of Doctor of Optometry from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education prior to the starting date of the residency.

  2. Candidates must have passed the NBEO Part I and have taken Part II by the application deadline. The selected candidate must have passed Part II and be scheduled to sit for Part III.

  3. Candidates must be eligible to be licensed as a therapeutic optometrist in the State of Texas.

  4. Candidates must receive full unrestricted clinical privileges at Parkhurst Nuvision.

Program Application Deadline: January 30

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