New Search

Corneal and Refractive Eyecare

Basic Information

Category Title: Ocular Disease
Program Area of Emphasis: Anterior Segment, Glaucoma
Program Site: Minnesota Eye Consultants
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: Minnesota Eye Consultants
710 E. 24th St.Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone Number: 612-813-3600
Fax Number:
Affiliation: Illinois College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Heather McLeod OD (

Program Application Deadline: January 15
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: 01/1996
Accreditation Status: Accredited

Click here for more information about accreditation of optometric residency programs.

Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

To educate and train the post graduate optometrist to practice beyond entry level in the comprehensive medical management, surgical perioperative management and emergency management of anterior segment, glaucoma, and refractive surgery issues.


Program Description:

This residency focuses on anterior segment disease including cornea, cataract, refractive surgery, glaucoma, and oculoplastic care. There is also a large portion of clinic designated to urgent care which allows for a vast experience in all realms of ocular disease. The resident has the opportunity to work with ophthalmologists and optometrists who have subspecialty/ fellowship training in cornea, external disease, refractive surgery, glaucoma and oculoplastic surgery, pre- and postoperative eye care. There is also the option to perform specialty contact lens fittings. Resident goes to three different clinics (Minneapolis, Minnetonka and Bloomington) on a 4 week rotating schedule.

Program Length:
Number of Positions Available in Program: 2
Program Starting Date: First week of July
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

The typical week will include 4 days of clinic time and 1 day of research.  The resident will also observe enough surgery with each surgeon to gain an understanding of each procedure type performed (cataract, corneal transplants, refractive, glaucoma (including trabeculectomies, tube shunts, MIGS), oculoplastics, etc. There will be after hours on-call time for approximately 20 weeks per year and two clinical projects required over the course of the year.

Requirements for Completion:

Requirements for Completion:


1. Satisfactory completion of all learning objectives 2. Attendance at all clinical assignments 3. Attendance and participation at conferences 4. Attendance and participation in all required course work.

Program Salary/Stipend: $50,400.00
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: Mark A. Buboltz, OD
Telephone: 612-813-3600
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: Sherman Reeves, MD, MPH
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 (Mark Buboltz, OD at 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 Minnesota. All applicants will be evaluated without regard to sex, race, color, creed, age, religion or non-disqualifying physical disabilities.

Program Application Deadline: January 15

Additional Comments