Kentucky College of Optometry Residency Programs

The Kentucky College of Optometry offers post-graduate training and education with our newly developed residency programs.

Doctors of Optometry can gain an additional year of advanced clinical training by participating in a one year post-doctoral residency program. These programs provide opportunities in research, specialty care, and optometric education. 

The Kentucky College of Optometry provides the following residency programs:

optometry surgical room photo
optometry surgical room photo


Georgia

Milan Eye Center
Ocular Disease with an Emphasis in Anterior Segment Residency
Cumming, GA
https://www.milaneyecenter.com/

Program Coordinator:
      Charlie Ficco, O.D.:  Email Dr. Ficco
     

Program Overview:
The residency in ocular disease at Milan Eye Center is designed to build proficiency in the treatment and management of ocular disease and the surgical co-management of anterior segment, glaucoma and oculoplastic surgery. Milan Eye Center is a multi-office, referral center, located North of Atlanta.  We have 11 Optometrists and 9 Ophthalmologists on staff at 7 locations. The main focus of the practice is anterior segment and oculoplastic surgery with an emphasis in cataract, cornea and MIG surgeries. The resident will see their own patients as well as see patients with attending physicians in multiple locations. The resident will also be responsible to see emergency referrals from local O. D.s and M.D.s. Residents will work with optometry externs in clinic and will be responsible for publishing an article in an optometric journal.

Application Materials:
To apply, please send a letter of
intent, CV, transcripts and letters
of recommendation directly to
ORMatch.
Application Deadline: February 1

Number of Positions: 1

Salary and Benefits

» $38,000
» Insurance: health and life
» Full liability coverage
» Annual vacation/sick leave/ professional development

Please contact Dr. Charlie Ficco, or the Director of Residencies, Dr. Eilene Kinzer with any questions you may have.


Kentucky

Huffman & Huffman Eye Care
Ocular Disease Residency
London, KY
https://huffmanandhuffman.com/

Program Coordinators:
      Sarah Huffman Stanifer, OD:  Email Dr. Stanifer
      Hannah Huffman, OD: Email Dr. Huffman

Program Overview:

The ocular disease residency program at Huffman and Huffman is a multi-office, co-management-based program that provides experience in both anterior and posterior segment ocular disease. The program also includes experience in laser procedures of the anterior segment and specialty contact lenses. Huffman and Huffman provides primary, secondary, and tertiary eye care, as the practice often functions as a referral center providing medical and surgical eye care services. Huffman and Huffman has a team of optometrists and ophthalmologists who specialize in refractive surgery, cataract surgery, cornea, glaucoma, retina, and pediatrics. The resident will spend time with each of these services, enhancing their clinical experiences in diagnosis, treatment, and management, as well as learning and performing various optometric laser procedures. Residents will have an opportunity to work with optometry students and be involved in grand rounds. Each resident will be expected to complete a case presentation. Writing a publishable article is not required, but will be encouraged.

Application Materials:
To apply, please send a letter of intent, CV, transcripts, and letters of recommendation directly to ORMatch.
Application Deadline: February 1

Number of Positions: 1

Salary and Benefits:

  • $35,000
  • Insurance: health and life
  • Full liability coverage
  • Annual vacation/sick leave/professional development

Please contact Dr. Sarah Huffman, Dr. Hannah Huffman, or the Director of Residencies, Dr. Eilene Kinzer with any questions you may have.

University of Pikeville
Kentucky College of Optometry
Primary Care with an Emphasis in Ocular Disease Residency
Pikeville, KY

Program Coordinator:
      Ryan Kern, OD, FAAO – Email Dr. Kern

Program Overview:

The Kentucky College of Optometry Primary Care with Emphasis in Ocular Disease Residency is an office and hospital-based program that provides a patient base amongst a broad spectrum of disease. The program provides experiences expanding across the full scope of primary optometric practice, including anterior and posterior segment disease.  There are opportunities in the evaluation of systemic disease, imaging, blood work, and emergency department referrals. Sub-specialty clinics function at the principle residency site, including laser procedures of the anterior segment and minor surgical procedures. Residents will work under the direction of optometrists and ophthalmologists in the direct care of patients, as well as precepting optometry students. Grand rounds presentations, a scholarly poster submission, and a paper of publishable quality are to be completed by the resident by the time of graduation. Upon successful completion of the program, residents will be proficient primary eye care providers who are competent in the management of ocular disease, while serving as integral healthcare team members.

Application Materials:
To apply, please send a letter of intent, CV, transcripts, and letters of recommendation directly to ORMatch.
Application Deadline: February 1

Number of Positions: 1

Salary and Benefits:

  • $41,000
  • Insurance: health and life
  • Full liability coverage
  • Annual vacation/sick leave/professional development

Please contact Dr. Ryan Kern, or the Director of Residencies, Dr. Eilene Kinzer with any questions you may have.

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