Future Students & Residents | Academic Programs

Omni Eye Specialists Ocular Disease

Program Site:

Omni Eye Specialists



Application Deadline

February 1

Program Coordinator/Contact:

Vandi Rimer, O.D.
Omni Eye Specialists  
55 Madison St., Suite 355
Denver, CO 80206-5421

  Telephone: (303) 740-5475 
 E-Mail: vrimer@spivack.com


Mission and Description of Program:

The Ocular Disease/Refractive and Ocular Surgery Residency Program at Omni Eye Specialists of Colorado provides advanced clinical training in ocular disease diagnosis and management, refractive and ocular surgical co-management including glaucoma, retina, cornea, oculoplastics and refractive surgery to qualified postdoctoral optometrists . The program incorporates patient care including direct interaction with ophthalmological subspecialists, didactic education, and scholarly activity. This exposure creates an excellent enviornment to promote advanced skills and knowledge in eye care management. Residents completing the program should gain the necessary experience to pursue professional opportunities requiring a high level of expertise in medical eye care.


Length of Program: 13 Months
Starting date of program: July 1
Cost of tuition to resident/graduate student: None
Salary /Stipend: $41,000
Curriculum requirements in hours: 40 hours/week
Date Program Established: 1986
Benefits (if applicable):
Ten days paid leave (including vacation, sick leave and CE), health insurance is available and professional liability insurance provided


Accreditation Status:

Accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-991-4100


Educational Opportunities:

Direct patient care, seminars (journal club, grand rounds), and continuing education.

Teaching Responsibilities:

Limited interaction with student externs


One paper suitable for publication in a referred journal, participation in a research project, or presentation (poster or paper) at a national or regional meeting. In addition, the resident makes one grand rounds or journal club presentation.

Program Completion Requirements:

  1. The resident is required to deliver clinical services at a level, which demonstrates they have attained the core competencies of their program. This attainment will be determined through formal evaluations of the resident’s patient care and attainment of subspecialty competencies.
  2. The resident must complete a patient log.
  3. The resident must complete the scholarly project requirements of a paper, poster/paper presentation at a national or regional meeting, or research project.
  4. The resident is required to deliver one presentation at OES (Grand Rounds or Journal Club).
  5. The resident is required to successfully complete all clinical subspecialty rotations.
  6. The resident must attend required OES symposiums and Grand Rounds/Journal Club.
  7. The resident must complete all required evaluations.
  1. Doctor of optometry degree (OD) from an Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) accredited school or college of optometry
  2. Two letters of reference from clinical faculty members
  3. Copy of all optometry transcripts
  4. Curriculum Vita and a letter of intent
  5. Pass all parts of the NBEO prior to the beginning of the residency
  6. A State of Colorado Optometry license (completion of testing prior to beginning of program)

Application materials and procedures can be obtained by writing:

Vandi Rimer, O.D.
55 Madison #355
Denver, CO 80206

 (303) 740-5475