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Pediatric Optometry/Ocular Disease Residency

Basic Information

Category Title: Pediatric Optometry
Program Area of Emphasis: Primary Care Optometry, Ocular Disease
Program Site: BronxCare Health System
Program Location: Private Hospital
Program Address: 1650 Selwyn Avenue
Suite 1C
Bronx, New York 10457
Phone Number: 718-960-2041
Fax Number:
Affiliation: State University of New York, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Diane Adamczyk, OD

Program Application Deadline: January 31st
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 11/2018
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the Optometric Residency Program in Pediatric Optometry/Ocular Disease at BronxCare Health System is to provide the post-doctoral optometrist with a rich multi- disciplinary clinical experience through its diverse patient base in the underserved South and Central Bronx communities. This program will enable the resident to gain an advanced level of didactic education and clinical competency in all areas of pediatric eye care as well as adult ocular disease. Graduates of this residency program will possess the skills and confidence to care for the pediatric population as well as diagnose and manage ocular disease presenting in any age group. Graduates will have to tools to thrive in areas of patient care, optometric education, and leadership within hospital-based as well as private optometric clinical settings.

Program Description:

The Optometry Residency in Pediatric Optometry/Ocular Disease at BronxCare Health System is designed to provide highly motivated post-graduate optometrists with a rich clinical learning experience focused primarily on pediatric eye care while also providing the resident with significant exposure to ocular disease in the adult patient population.  The diverse patient base in the underserved South and Central Bronx communities provides exposure to patients in both hospital and community-based clinical settings.  

The resident will have the opportunity to:

  1. Provide full-scope primary eye care to patients of all ages, with a focus on neonates and pediatric patients

  2. Co-manage complex strabismus and amblyopia cases with Pediatric Ophthalmology

  3. Co-manage complex  ocular diseases with Ophthalmology sub-specialists

  4. Provide urgent care within the emergency department

  5. Utilize advanced ophthalmic equipment and technology

  6. Observe ophthalmic surgical procedures

After completing the program, the resident will have acquired an advanced didactic education as well as a high level of clinical competency in providing full-scope optometric care to the pediatric population while also gaining advanced competences in areas of ocular disease.  Graduates of this residency program will possess the skills necessary to thrive in areas of patient care, optometric education, and leadership within hospital-based, academic, as well as private practice clinical settings.

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

40 hours per week Plus On-call duties average 3-4 days per month on a rotating basis with the ophthalmology residents.

Requirements for Completion:

Requirements for Completion of Program: * Fulfillment of the academic obligation, which includes attendance to: Minor & Major Presentations, Didactic Program/Grand Rounds ("Friday Programs"), Core Didactic Curriculum * Present a minor (20 minute) and a major (50 minute) presentation * Publishable quality paper * Maintenance and completion of supervisor evaluation, patient logs, etc. * Meeting professional and clinical responsibilities * Fulfillment of terms of employment * Any program specific requirements, attendance, and satisfactory clinical and professional achievements

Program Salary/Stipend: $41,610.00
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Paid Sick Leave

Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Tybee Eleff, Co-Supervisor
Telephone: 718-960-2041
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: Danielle Crane, Co-Supervisor
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Tybee Eleff, OD

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

*OD degree from an accredited school of optometry *Successful completion of all parts of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry is preferred prior to the application deadline.*NY State Licensure (eligible for applicants)

Program Application Deadline: January 31st

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