Empire Eye and Laser Center
4105 Empire Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93309
RESIDENCY DIRECTOR AND COORDINATOR: Vin T. Dang, O.D., F.A.A.O.
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: One
PROGRAM DATES: The program begins in July 1st of each year and runs for 54 weeks. An orientation is provided in the first week of the program.
This post-graduate residency program is offered by the Southern California College of Optometry in conjunction with Empire Eye and Laser Center (EELC) in California. The goal of this program is to provide advanced clinical training in the treatment of ocular disease, clinical research, surgical co-management and perioperative care, as well as comprehensive care to patients ranging in age from neonatal to geriatric. Empire Eye and Laser Center’s integrated eye care model will allow the intern to work in conjunction with both optometrists and ophthalmologists in a high paced private clinic that encounters the entire spectrum of ocular pathologies. This organization includes a broad range of sub-specialized eye care providers such as pediatric, glaucoma, dry eye, cornea and anterior segment, therapeutic contact lens, as well as refractive laser and cataract specialists. This structure allows us to care for our patient’s “see better and look better”.
There will be after hours on-call time and two clinical projects required over the course of the year. Involvement in clinical research projects or studies will also be required. Residents are invited to lecture and present case reports at resident seminars held in conjunction with the Southern California College of Optometry as well as local and national optometric conferences.
TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE
Clinic hours are typically from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Monday through Friday. Additionally, emergency and on call schedule will provided and required to participate in.