An optometrist residency program is a planned program of post-optometrist degree clinical education that is designed to advance significantly the optometrist graduate's preparation as a provider of patient care services beyond entry level practice. An accredited residency must be a minimum of twelve months and must be composed of appropriately supervised clinical eye/vision care provided by the resident. A residency also includes a mix of self-directed learning, seminar participation, instructional experiences, and scholarship.
Residency Programs at the Rosenberg School of Optometry
Primary Care Residency Programs
- Residency in Primary Care Optometry at the UIW Eye Institute
- Residency in Primary Care Optometry at the Brooke Army Medical Center
Ocular Disease Residency Programs
- Residency in Brain Trauma Vision Rehabilitation and Ocular Disease at the Audie Murphy VA Hospital
- Residency in Ocular Disease at the Doris Miller Veteran Affairs Medical Center
- Residency in Ocular Disease and Refractive Surgery at Parkhurst NuVision
- Residency in Ocular Disease at Dell Laser Consultants
- Residency in Ocular Disease at the Harlingen VA Health Care Center
Vision Therapy Residency Programs
- Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at the Optometry Center for Vision Therapy
- Residency in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation and Pediatric Optometry at the Arkansas Vision Development Center
Low Vision Residency Programs
Fellowship Programs at the Rosenberg School of Optometry
The following fellowship programs are offered through the Rosenberg School of Optometry:
How to Apply for a Residency Position offered by the Rosenberg School of Optometry
Interested candidates should register with the Optometric Residency Matching Service ( https://natmatch.com). This service not only matches candidates with programs, but also offers an application service that permits candidates to apply to multiple residency programs through their website. Please see the Matching Service website for instructions and deadlines.
In addition, candidates should directly contact the Program Coordinator for each program they wish to apply to. Program coordinators can provide candidates with additional information about specific programs, inform candidates of supplemental application materials that should be sent directly to the Coordinator, and assist in making arrangements for an interview. Interviews may be conducted in person or via telephone.
Learning More About Residencies
Students should begin thinking about their post-graduation plans early in their training. During their third professional year is a great time to begin planning for entry into a residency or graduate degree program.
A number of resources are available to assist students who are interested in learning more about residency programs. The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) website is highly recommended as one of the best places to learn about optometrist residency programs. They have a very informative FAQ and a searchable directory of all optometrist residency programs in the country.
For more information about residency programs available at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, and to learn more about postgraduate optometrist training in general, please contact our Residency Director.
Dr Richard Trevino
Director of Residency Programs
Rosenberg School of Optometry
9725 Datapoint Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229