About the Program


The combined Contact Lens and Ocular Disease Residency at The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute is designed to attract qualified candidates and provide an extensive clinical experience in specialty contact lens fitting and ocular disease management. Residents who complete the program will be prepared to become a leader in the optometric profession and deliver high level care to a challenging patient population.

There is one available position for the 12 month program. The resident begins July 1 and finishes June 30. The Ohio State University observes ten national holidays. The resident is permitted to have one week of vacation and one week of sick leave during the program. Additional leave may be requested and may be granted by the residency program director in consultation with the department chair. Any additional leave would require the resident to extend their time in the program beyond 12 months at no additional compensation. The resident is also granted professional leave to attend one professional meeting during the program. Salary is currently set at $32,000.00, plus benefits.

Curriculum

  • 1300 patient care experiences, with an emphasis on challenging contact lens fits including
    • Specialty soft lenses
    • RGP spherical and astigmatic lenses
    • Aphakic contact lens fittings
    • Keratoconic RGP, piggyback and scleral
    • Post corneal surgery
    • Scleral fittings for ocular surface disease management
  • Rotate through subspecialty clinics two to three half days per week, depending on weekly schedule
    • Neuro-ophthalmology
    • Retina
    • Glaucoma
    • Anterior segment
  • Attend monthly anterior segment department meetings
  • Attend weekly OSU Havener Eye Institute Grand Rounds
  • Present at OSU Havener Eye Institute Subspecialty Grand Rounds once for duration of residency
  • Attend annual Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) Cornea and Contact Lens Resident Symposium held in August
  • Create a case report poster to present at EastWest Eye Conference
  • Present a case report at The Ohio State University Resident Scholarship Day

Goals

  • Improve the resident's skills in management of complex contact lens fitting
  • Provide extensive and varied clinical experience to improve the resident's ability to diagnose and manage ocular disease
  • To enhance the resident's ability to function with other healthcare providers in a multidisciplinary setting


Application Process


Before February 1 – Applicants should have on file with the residency site coordinator:
  • A letter of application and a current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • The applicant's OR Match application form
  • Transcripts of work completed in professional school
  • NBEO transcripts of completed sections
  • Letters of recommendation from three faculty closely acquainted with the applicant's clinical proficiency
Before the last Friday in February – Submit an applicant matching form to OR Match.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must be graduates of a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
  • Successful completion of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO)

Chantelle L. Mundy, OD, FAAO
Residency Site Coordinator
Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: 614-293-8116
Fax: 614-293-3555
Chantelle.Mundyod@osumc.edu

The Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43212
Optometry Residents

Optometry Residents

Pratik Patel, OD

Pratik PatelUndergraduate: University of Pittsburgh
Optometry School: State University of New York College of Optometry

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