|Judy Perrigin, O.D.
University of Houston
College of Optometry
Houston, Texas 77204-2020
Telephone: (713) 743-1948
FAX: (713) 743-2053 FAX
The residency program in Cornea and Contact Lenses seeks to attract highly qualified optometric graduates and to provide them with advanced knowledge and concentrated clinical experience in all aspects of fitting and management of contact lens patients. Residents who complete the program are expected to provide and advanced level of clinical care in cornea and contact lenses, serve as educators and researchers in academic settings and/or serve the profession of optometry as experts and leaders in the area of cornea and contact lenses.
This is a one year advanced training program designed to enhance the resident's clinical skills and understanding in contact lens application, lens design, and patient management. The primary emphasis is on clinical care of complicated contact lens patients including keratoconus, post surgical patients, presbyopia, high astigmatism, pediatrics, orthokeratology, scleral lenses and patients requiring prosthetic lenses. The program also includes extensive therapeutic experience through the emergency on call service and interaction with ophthalmological subspecialists within the UEI Medical Service and at off campus medical offices. In addition, teaching experiences in clinical as well as seminar, lecture, and laboratory formats will be provided.
Accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-991-4100
The resident will have supervised direct patient care experiences in both contact lens and medical clinics. Participation in research and/or graduate courses which are related to the field of interest is encouraged. Attendance and participation in faculty and resident seminars and clinical grand rounds is required. The resident will also supervise third and fourth year student clinicians who are providing patient care and interact with ophthalmologists who serve as clinical faculty of the University Eye Institute.
Teaching Responsibilities for Resident/Graduate Student:
The resident may have direct clinical teaching responsibilities supervising third and fourth year professional students in the Contact Lens Service as skills develop. In addition, laboratory teaching in such areas as primary care procedures, medical procedures, and/or contact lens procedures will be required. Presentation of seminars is also expected.
The resident, under the guidance of his/her advisor, will select a research project; clinical investigation, laboratory investigation, or extensive library research. A written report suitable for publication in an optometric journal is required.
5 to 6 day work week between 43 to 47 hours per week; including after hours on-call and Saturday post-operative care (approximately every 7 weeks)