Program Overview

The ocular disease residency at the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is designed to provide the optometric resident with a wide range of clinical experience in the treatment and management of ocular disease.  The department provides outpatient and consultative ophthalmology services to the Chandler Medical Center at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY.  Sub-specialty care is provided in the areas of retina, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, cornea pediatric, oculoplastics, and refractive surgery.  The optometry resident provides coverage for our Urgent Care Clinic, as well as frequent consultation with the sub-specialties listed above.  Residents also attend weekly fluorescein conferences, grand rounds, and other didactic activities presented by the ophthalmology faculty.
The residency offers a competitive stipend, vacation and sick leave, and includes health insurance benefits along with a $500 educational expense allowance for travel, books, etc.