Ocular Disease Optometry Residency Program at NYEE

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) offers a one-year post-graduate residency in ocular disease. As America’s first eye hospital, NYEE has a longstanding reputation as a leader in medical and surgical specialty care, ophthalmic education, research, and innovation. For over 200-years, our mission has been to train the next generation of ophthalmic leaders by offering a competitive training environment rooted in practice-based learning, exposure to challenging clinical cases, surgical procedures, and didactic teachings.

The Ocular Disease Optometry Residency Program will provide training in a wide variety of sub-specialties to enable the resident in training to become confident and proficient in primary, secondary and tertiary clinical care. In addition to serving patients from the Tri-State area, nationally and internationally, NYEE is part of the Mount Sinai Health System. The unprecedented access to diverse patient populations and pathologies, coupled with the rich resources that come from being part of a major academic medical center create an enriching environment that will allow trainees to excel during their residency and advance within the optometric profession.

About the Program

Program Duration: 1-year

Number of Positions: 1

Program Application Deadline: February 14, 2022

During the residency, the optometric resident will rotate through a variety of sub-specialty clinics including comprehensive care, emergency eye clinic, glaucoma, retina, cornea, pediatrics, oculoplastics, and neuro-ophthalmology services. In addition to working alongside ophthalmology residents, to provide primary, secondary and tertiary clinical care to patients of all ages, the optometric resident will also participate in weekly grand rounds, clinical case presentations, journal clubs, and conference meetings to further advance their knowledge base and didactic education. Upon completion of this highly competitive program, the optometric resident will be able to thrive in all areas of patient care and engage closely and confidently in the co-management of complex ocular disease cases.

For additional information visit the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)