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Residency in Anterior Segment Disease and Medical Contact Lenses

Basic Information

Category Title: Cornea and Contact Lenses
Program Area of Emphasis: Anterior Segment
Program Site: Davis Duehr Dean
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: Davis Duehr Dean - Regent St.
1025 Regent St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53715
Phone Number: 608-282-2012
Fax Number: 608-282-2278
Affiliation: Illinois College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Christine Allison, OD (

Program Application Deadline: January 1
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 07/1999
ACOE Accreditation Status: Accredited

Contact the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) at Click here for more information about accreditation of optometric residency programs.

Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Accepts International Applicants: Yes
Comment: ICO accepts international applicants from US optometry schools
Program Mission Statement:

Providing advanced competency  in refractive surgery co-managment and anterior segment disease through education, scholarship and patient care.

Program Description:

This post-graduate residency program is offered by the Illinois College of Optometry in conjunction with Davis Duehr Dean in Madison, Wisconsin. The goal of this program is to provide advanced clinical training in the treatment of anterior segment disease, surgical co-management and perioperative care of cataract, and refractive surgery patients, as well the fitting of medical contact lenses. Procedures covered include LASIK, PK, EK, PRK, PTK, corneal cross-linking, clear lens extraction, phakic IOLs, and multifocal IOLs. First-hand experience with Orbscan, Pentacam, Wavefront analysis, and other new technologies will be available. The curriculum includes medical contact lens fitting for keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, post PK, and post-refractive surgery patients. Sub-specialty rotations in glaucoma and retina are part of optional clinic studies. Residents are invited to lecture and present case reports at resident seminars held in conjunction with the Illinois College of Optometry. The program is fully accredited and successfully underwent re-accreditation in 2011.

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

Resident participates in the following rotations: 1.Cataract Refractive/Anterior Segment Clinic, 18 hours/week  2.Primary Care/Contact Lens Clinic, 16 hours/week 3.Lectures/Grand Rounds, 1 hour/week 4.Self-study/Research, 2 hours/week 5.Glaucoma/Retina subspecialty rotations, 3 hours/week.   The resident will spend a minimum of 40 hours each week at Davis Duehr Dean.

Requirements for Completion:

1.Attendance at all clinical assignments. 2.Attendance and participation in all scheduled conferences. 3.Submission of a paper of publishable quality. 4.Successful completion of all learning objectives.

Program Salary/Stipend: $45,531.20
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: Noelle Bock, OD
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Application is through the ORMatch

1. Visit ORMatch web site and submit your application.

2. Contact the program coordinator (Noelle Bock, OD, declaring your interest in applying.

3..Applicants are encouraged to take part three of NBEO prior to January so results may be available at the interview.

4. Arrangements for an on-site interview will be made.

5. After completing the interview process, complete the ORMatch Applicant's Ranking Form.

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 Wisconsin. All applicants will be evaluated without regard to sex, race, color, creed, age, national origin or non-disqualifying physical disabilities. The application and on-site interviews are part of the selection procedure.

Program Application Deadline: January 1

Additional Comments

Davis Duehr Dean is located in the capitol city of Madison, Wisconsin, and is the largest eye care group in the state, with over 60,000 patient visits annually. Established over 90 years ago, the clinic consists of 22 ophthalmologists and 35 optometrists.  The clinic maintains a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center. Wisconsin has progressive legislation regarding optometric therapeutics and all instruction is within the scope of practice allowed by state law.