The Residency in Ocular Disease at Columbus Ophthalmology Associates seeks to provide outstanding optometric graduates with an intensive clinical and didactic experience in ocular disease diagnosis and treatment.
Individuals completing the program will be qualified to provide a high level of clinical care in the management of ocular disease and serve as faculty within optometric institutions or participate in optometric educational programs.
Improve the resident’s skills and clinical judgment necessary to diagnose and manage primary eye conditions in a competent and efficient manner and maintain the standard of care.
Increase the resident’s knowledge of ocular surgical procedures.
Provide the resident opportunities and resources to acquire increased knowledge of ocular diseases, as well as communicative and teaching skills so the resident is comfortable in an academic and clinical education modality.
Elevate the resident’s skills in academic pursuits, such as lectures and publications.
Enhance the resident’s ability to teach healthcare professionals.
Expose the resident to multiple subspecialties in eyecare, other healthcare professionals and optometric organizations.
To achieve these goals, the resident will provide direct patient care, attend lectures and seminars, participate in specialized clinical programs, and conduct original research.
The following Scholarly Activities are required of the resident in order to satisfy completion of the program:
- Complete a manuscript of a case report which is of publishable quality
- At least once per year, present a lecture or case presentation to students, staff and/or colleagues at a collaborative venue with the academic affiliate, Ohio State College of Optometry
- Attend and present an article at journal club meetings
- Supervise 4th year optometry students in clinic Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters
- Complete a clinical poster to be presented at the East/West Eye Conference. When applicable, the resident will present workshops for staff training
- The following Clinical Activities are required of the resident in order to satisfy completion of the program:Acquire a minimum of 1800 patient encounters in the following categories: Cornea | Conjunctivitis | Neuro-Optometry | Retina | Glaucoma | Post-Surgical | Iritis
Additionally, residents will:
- Attend and complete all assigned clinic sessions, conduct themselves in a professional manner, and remain until all patients are cared for and they are excused by the clinic supervisor
- Attend and document all other scholarly and didactic activities
- Complete all assigned evaluations of the program and faculty