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Residency in Pediatric Optometry (one position)

Mission:

The Residency in Pediatric Optometry seeks to provide a specialty post-graduate clinical program of excellence to the highest quality optometric graduates. 037Optometry Peds

The program aims to foster exceptional and independent clinicians who will have the opportunity to excel in the areas of patient care, education, and research within pediatric optometry.

This residency program presents a unique opportunity for the optometrist interested in the vision care of children and special populations. 

025Optometry PedsThe resident develops knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and management of many pediatric vision problems in a variety of clinical settings.

These settings include pediatric primary care (encompassing pediatric contact lenses), binocular vision and vision therapy, vision perception, low birth weight clinics and other interdisciplinary environments that monitor multi-handicapped or developmentally delayed individuals. The program primarily involves direct patient care by the resident, but clinical supervision of students and teaching clinical  laboratories or workshops is also incorporated into the program.

 
To learn more, please see our 2015-16 Program Information Packet and our UABSO Residency in Pediatric Optometry mission, goals, and objectives.

 

Katherine Weise, OD, MBA
Pediatric Optometry Residency Supervisor
kweise@uab.edu