Sports Vision

This first of its kind Fellowship in Sports Vision is jointly administered by the UIWRSO and the U.S. Air Force offering advanced clinical training in areas of developmental optometry, sports vision, and neuro-optometric vision therapy.

Fellowship Sites

UIW and Lackland Air Force Base

UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry
9725 Datapoint Dr
San Antonio TX 78229

University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway St
San Antonio TX 78209

Battlefield Airmen’s Training Group at Lackland AFB TX
Program Coordinators:
Allison Cronin, OD, FAAO- achinn@uiwtx.edu
Lauren Matthews, OD, FAAO- lauren.k.matthews2.mil@mail.mil
Christopher Putnam, OD, PhD, FAAO- christopher.putnam@us.af.mil

Program Description

This fellowship program is designed to provide extensive hands-on training in identifying specific binocular visual demands required by persons performing complex tasks and developing vision training programs to enhance visual performance. The fellowship is based at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry for the first six months and at Lackland Air Force Base for the final six months. The fellowship is a full-time, formal, supervised program consisting of direct patient care, didactic education, and precepting of interns. This program is only available to Air Force Optometrists.

Program Information
Program Length 12 months (53 weeks)
Start Date July 1
Positions 1
Compensation Consistent with rank or appointment
Hours Per Week 40 hours
Accreditation Status Not accredited
Application Deadline 12 months prior to start date
ORMatching Service No

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