Providing advanced training and experience in the treatment of ocular disease through patient care, clinical research, education and scholarship in an integrated eye care model.


  • This residency in ocular disease is based in an integrated OD/MD model and is a rigorous 54 week educational experience designed to provide advanced clinical training in the examination, diagnosis and management of a broad scope of ocular conditions and diseases.
  • The resident will perform mentored clinical care services to patients with ocular pathologies including, but not limited to, the areas of cornea and anterior segment, vitreous and retina, glaucoma, oculoplastics and pediatrics by utilizing medical management options, and when appropriate, pre-operative assessment and/or post-operative management.
  • The resident will also preform comprehensive care of patients including complete eye exams and contact lens fitting.
  • The resident will participate in after-hours emergency care.
  • The resident will observe surgical techniques including advanced cataract procedures, LASIK and refractive procedures, SLT as well as surgical glaucoma procedures and lid procedures.
  • The resident may participate in the clinical research taking place at Empire Eye and Laser Center.
  • The resident will present at least one poster or paper per quarter.
  • The resident will participate in and present at quarterly journal review meetings.
  • The resident will participate in national optometric meetings and/or the SCCO/MBKU Residents’ Day.
  • The resident will spend a minimum of 40 hours each week at Empire Eye and Laser Center.