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Ocular Disease Residency at InSight Vision Group

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis:
Program Site: InSight Vision Group
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 11960 Lioness Way
Suite 190
Parker, Colorado 80134
Phone Number:
Fax Number:
Affiliation: Illinois College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Heather McLeod (

Program Application Deadline: January 31
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 10/2020
Accreditation Status: First Year Program

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

Insight Vision Group’s Ocular Disease/Refractive and Ocular Surgery Residency Programs mission is to provide optometric graduates an inviting clinical environment to foster new educational and professional growth to better serve our patients and greater optometric community. 

At Insight Vision Group, we are passionate about patient care and dedicated to improving quality of life through life-changing vision procedures and treatments.   We strive to provide our resident with advanced training alongside our respected and highly educated optometry and ophthalmology colleagues in the fields of cornea, glaucoma, cataract, retina, oculo-plastics, and refractive surgery.   We use our high volume clinics and surgical center to immerse our resident in direct patient care to promote and teach advanced skills necessary to provide secondary and tertiary care with the highest level of diagnostic, disease management, and interprofessional communication.   Ultimately, the higher level of training and scholarly development with allow the resident to provide great patient care and improved clinic outcomes. 

Program Description:

This residency will be focused on anterior segment ocular disease including cornea, glaucoma, pre/post-operative care, external disease, refractive surgery along with rotations through retina and oculoplastics. The resident will work alongside and in conjunction with InSight Vision Groups medical optometrists and fellowship trained ophthalmologists. The resident will split their time between our Denver and Parker Colorado locations.

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

The typical week on average with consist on 4.5 days in clinic and .5 days per week for education/self-guided research.  

40+ hours per week with on-call requirements every other week (1 week intervals)

Requirements for Completion:

Successful completion of all clinical, didactic, and research requirements

Program Salary/Stipend: $45,000 per year, not contingent on productivity
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance


Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Thomas Cruse, OD, Coordinator
Telephone: (303)794-1111
Fax: (303)347-1341
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
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Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Selection Procedure and Admission

  • Application through ORMatch 

  • Three letters of recommendation are required

  • Candidates must provide a brief essay stating reasons for applying to this program

  • A personal interview will be required

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

Candidates must graduate from an accredited school or college of optometry prior to matriculation and must be eligible for licensure in Colorado. The resident will be selected from among candidates of whom if hired, can present evidence of legal right to live and work in the United States.  All applicants will be evaluated without regard to sex, race, color, creed, age, national origin, religion, or non-disqualifying physical disabilities.

Program Application Deadline: January 31

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