Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (EyeCare Associates)
EyeCare Associates, PC
2600 Post Road
Southport, CT 06890
Randy L. Schulman, MS, OD, FCOVD
Phone: (203) 394-2722
Fax: (203) 840-1980
Description of Program
The resident will have exposure to a large variety of patients in age, diagnosis, and treatment plan. The resident will gain advanced competency in learning disabilities, brain injury and concussion care, developmental delays, strabismus and amblyopia, and ocular disease in addition to primary care and contact lenses including specialty fits in a private practice setting. The resident will coordinate care with other professionals, write reports, network in the community and learn practice management skills during their time with EyeCare Associates, PC. The resident will also learn to critically assess relevant literature and lead book reviews with our interns, assist in the therapy room and training therapists and interns, participate in research and write articles on specific topics.
|Program Length||12 months|
|Start Date||July 1|
|Hours Per Week||40 hours/week
(Plus On-call: Once Monthly)
|Accreditation||Fully accredited by ACOE|
|Application Deadline||March 1|
|Liability Insurance||Liberty Mutual|
|ORMS Matching Service||Yes|
|Professional Liability Insurance||Residents are covered by the malpractice insurance provided through the residency site.|
Participation in workshops, inservices, conferences and grand round sessions with team doctors, optometry school externs and vision therapists.
Participation in research in vision and learning, concussions and functional visual fields and review one book or write an article with the supervisor.
To experience advanced competence in the areas of vision therapy and rehabilitation in a private practice setting. To gain proficiency in the areas of behavioral and pediatric optometric care; vision enhancement and sports vision; and integrative optometric care with patient encounters of all ages including primary care, contact lens and ocular disease. Resident’s meeting travel expenses and continuing education expenses will be covered.
To expand awareness, accessibility and advanced competency in the areas of vision therapy and rehabilitation in a private practice setting. To offer proficiency in the areas of behavioral and pediatric optometric care; vision enhancement and sports vision; with patient encounters including contact lens, ocular disease and integrative optometric care through a residency program.