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Vision Rehabilitation - Pediatric Optometry

Basic Information

Category Title: Vision Rehabilitation
Program Area of Emphasis: Pediatric Optometry
Program Site: Bright Eyes Vision Clinic
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 15704 90th Street NE, Otsego
13911 Ridgedale Dr #115, Minnetonka
Otsego & Minnetonka, Minnesota 55330
Phone Number: 763-241-1090
Fax Number:
Affiliation: Pacific University, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Michela Kenning, OD, FAAO

Program Application Deadline: January 31
Program URL:

Program Description

Date Program Established: July 2013
ACOE Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Accepts International Applicants:
Program Mission Statement:

The Vision Rehabilitation with an emphasis in Pediatric Optometry Residency Program at Bright Eyes Vision Clinic provides qualified graduate optometrists with advanced clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of pediatric eye diseases, binocular vision disorders, visual-perceptual dysfunctions, acquired brain injury and other functional vision deficits. The learning objectives are achieved through patient care, case studies, presentations and seminars which will facilitate the resident's development into an expert clinician in the areas of pediatric optometry, binocular vision, vision development, neuro-optometry and vision enhancement.

Program Description:

Goal 1: Enhance the resident's examination skills in vision rehabilitation

Goal 2: Strengthen the resident's expertise in the diagnosis and management of vision problems in binocular, perceptual vision and vision rehabilitation.

Goal 3: Expand the resident's knowledge in managing patients with acquired brain injury and developmental delays.

Goal 4: Expand the resident's knowledge of binocular and perceptual vision problems.

Goal 5: Develop the resident's communication skills that are required for successful provision of services in vision rehabilitation.

Goal 6: Develop the resident's understanding of the business and accounting aspects of successful management of a practice devoted to children, rehabilitation, and vision therapy.

Goal 7: Develop the resident's skill in presenting topics to fellow professionals.

Goal 8: Instill in the resident an appreciation of the importance of scholarly activity.

Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 2
Program Starting Date: June 15
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

Approximately 40 hours per week will be assigned. After hours on-call assignments will be made on a periodic basis. The resident will be given a specific schedule each quarter. Participation in community screening activities will be required on a periodic basis. The Resident will gain clinical experience at Bright Eyes Vision Clinic. Modern diagnostic instrumentation is readily accessible, as are Faculty who are experienced in all aspects of vision rehabilitative care. The resident has the opportunity to see patients at external multidisciplinary clinics in addition to the clinical experience available at the Bright Eyes Vision Clinic. These locations provide exposure to a wider variety of conditions. The exact schedule for these visits will be determined by the Residency Coordinator.

Requirements for Completion:

The resident is required to deliver clinical services at a level that is satisfactory to the Residency Coordinator.  The resident will be given a specific schedule each quarter.  Approximately 40 hours per week will be assigned. After hours on-call assignments will be made on a periodic basis.  Participation in community screening activities will be required on a periodic basis.  The resident will be required to keep a record of patient contacts.  Cases will be reviewed periodically by the Coordinator of the Residency Program.  The resident will author at least one manuscript suitable for publication and will present this work at the annual Northwest Residents Conference at Pacific University.  The resident will be expected to perform in a professional manner in the delivery of patient care services and to observe those proprieties of conduct and courtesies that are consistent with the rules and regulations of Bright Eyes Vision Clinic.  The resident will be required to participate in and complete the requirement set forth in the curriculum.  This includes participation and presentation at the Pacific University College of Optometry Northwest Residents Conference.


Certificate of Completion: A certificate of completion will be awarded to the resident upon satisfactory completion of residency requirements as outlined in the Pacific University College of Optometry Administrative Guide for Affiliated Residency Programs and Bright Eyes Vision Clinic guidelines for residency program completion.  The resident will present a lecture at the annual Northwest Residents Conference at Pacific University.  The resident is expected to attend and encouraged to present scholarly work at COVD and NORA conferences.


Program Salary/Stipend: $43,000 - not contingent upon productivity of the resident
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: Jill Schultz, Residency Coordinator
Telephone: 763-241-1090
E-mail Address:
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title:
E-mail Address:

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

Jill Schultz, OD, FAAO, FCOVD Bright Eyes Vision Clinic 15704 90th Street NE, Otsego, MN 55330 763-241-1090 | 763-241-1091 (fax)

Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

  • This program uses the Optometric Residency Match (ORMatch). All applicants must complete and return application forms by the ORMatch application deadline. Supporting documents should be submitted directly to the Residency Coordinator no later than January 31. Applicants must complete the ORMatch application and forward it to the ORMatch as directed in the application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all supporting documentation, including the complete transcript of the applicant’s optometric education, is submitted to each entity involved, e.g. ORMatch and the residency site if required.

  • Applicant must have earned an O.D. degree, or will have earned such a degree by the time of matriculation, from an ACOE accredited school/college of optometry.

  • Applicant will furnish an official transcript from his/her school/college of optometry. An applicant should have a cumulative grade point average greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the professional optometric curriculum.

  • Applicant must pass all parts of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry examinations required for Minnesota licensure and furnish official transcripts when available. If accepted, the resident must be able to obtain a Minnesota optometry license.

  • Three letters of recommendation are required. Two letters must be from faculty members who have been integral in the clinical education of the applicant.

  • A letter of intent stating reasons for applying to this program is required.

  • A personal interview will be required.

  • 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 for selection without regard to sex, race, color, creed, age, national origin, or non-disqualifying physical disabilities.

Program Application Deadline: January 31

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