Optometric Residency Program

The Residency ProgramThe Optometric Residency Program at Berkeley Optometry and its affiliate programs seek to recruit and admit the best-qualified postgraduate optometrists. Our aim is to provide advanced clinical education and concentrated clinical experience in specialty areas of optometry in an institutional or hospital-based setting.

This mentored educational and clinical experience will prepare optometrists for lifelong scholarship in patient care, education, and optometric leadership.

The Residency Program will:

  • Improve the resident's proficiency and clinical competency in delivering quality eye care.
  • Train the resident to become an effective educator.
  • Enhance the resident's didactic knowledge of clinical eye care.
  • Develop the resident's ability to critically and comprehensively review the literature, and to present that knowledge in both oral and written form.

Our Residency Program offers both on-campus and affiliate programs.

Comments from Residents

Some of our residents have provided commentaries about the important benefits of their residency experience - see Comments from Residents.

Also see the article in the Spring 2006 issues of Berkeley Optometry Focus:
"A Look into the Life of a Contact Lens Resident at Berkeley Optometry."

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