Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation

SUNY College of Optometry/Lighthouse Guild

SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

Program Supervisor
Rebecca Marinoff, OD
Phone: (212) 938-5937
Email: rmarinoff@sunyopt.edu

Additional Faculty
Lisa Chan-O'Connel, OD
Andrea Zimmerman, OD
Bruce Rosenthal, OD
Linda Pang, OD


Program Description
This 12-month program is a cooperative endeavor between the Lighthouse International of NYC and the College. It is designed to provide the individual with advanced and concentrated clinical and didactic experience in all aspects of low vision rehabilitation. Residents will also be involved in both coordination and consultation of patient care with other rehabilitation, medical and social services. Additional responsibilities will include participation in research, the preparation of a publishable paper, and the development of an understanding of the management of a low vision service and the political and social forces influencing the mode of care delivery. Individuals who complete the program are expected to be able to deliver a high level of clinical care, serve as teachers in optometric institutions, and serve in a leadership role in optometric and service agencies and organizations involved in low vision care. 

Program Length

12 months

Start Date

July 1

Positions

1

Compensation

$37,973

Hours Per Week

40-45 (Plus On-call: Approximately 4 weeks/year rotating with other residents. Currently, on-call consists of phone triage)

Accreditation

Fully accredited by ACOE

Application Deadline

February 1

ORMS Matching Service

Yes

Educational Opportunities
In addition to weekly seminars, through directed self-study, the resident will gain an In-depth understanding of low vision rehabilitation theory and itsapplication to practice in varied clinical-care settings.

Teaching Responsibilities
The resident will have direct clinical teaching responsibilities and be a teaching assistant in the lab portion of the low vision course. 

Research Responsibilities
Working directly with the program supervisor and other faculty members, the resident will be responsible for conducting her/her own publishable research or actively participating as co-investigator/co-author for an ongoing project.

Benefits
There Is optional participation in a health insurance plan including prescription drug coverage, with acontribution from the employee, depending on the option chosen. Dental care and vision coverage Is available through the union representing this position. Residents earn sick leave and annual leave at the rate of 1.25 days per month. Twelve paid holidays per calendar year.

Mission Statement
The Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation seeks to attract the best-qualified optometric graduates who have demonstrated above average competence and interest in Low Vision Rehabilitation care. These graduates will be provided with advanced and concentrated clinical and didactic experience in all aspects of Low Vision Rehabilitation. The resident will be involved in both coordination and consultation of patient care with other rehabilitation, medical, and social services and will develop an understanding of the management of a low vision rehabilitation service and the political and social forces that influence the various delivery models of patient care. Individuals who complete the program are expected to be able to deliver a high level of clinical care, serve as teachers in optometric institutions, and serve in a leadership role in optometric and service agencies and organizations involved in Low Vision care.

 

Low Vision Residency Curriculum