|Janet Garza, O.D., Rebekah Montes, O.D.
University of Houston
College of Optometry
Houston, TX 77204-2020
(713) 743-6481 | (713) 743-3749
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The Family Practice Optometry Residency Program at the University of Houston seeks to attract highly qualified optometric graduates and to provide them with a one-year post-doctoral, clinic training program designed to provide advanced knowledge and concentrated clinical experiences as well as promote scholarly development. Residents who complete the program are expected to attain advanced clinical competencies in a variety of aspects of optometric care including contact lens, low vision, pediatrics and binocular vision, and treatment and management of ocular disease.
This residency provides advanced clinical and specialty training in primary care, low vision rehabilitation, pediatric optometry, specialty contact lenses, and diagnosis and management of ocular disease. The resident will participate in direct patient care and rotate through specialty areas. The program includes supervised primary care clinical experiences and participation in primary care research. In addition, teaching experiences in clinical as well as seminar, lecture and laboratory formats will be provided. Participation in the emergency call service is also an integral part of the educational experience. One resident is based at the College and the second resident located at community based clinics.
Accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-991-4100
Direct supervised patient care experiences in primary care, rehabilitative optometry, contact lens, and pediatrics. Participation in graduate courses related to the field of interest is available. Attendance and participation in faculty and resident seminars and clinical grand rounds. Observation of senior clinicians providing direct patient care. Interaction with ophthalmologists who serve as clinic faculty in the Medical Eye Service at the University Eye Institute. External rotations are available on an elective basis.
Participation in laboratory teaching opportunities in areas such as primary care and medical procedures. Supervise third and fourth year professional students in the Family Practice, Cornea and Contact Lens Services, and/or community based clinics affiliated with the University of Houston College of Optometry.
Participation in ongoing research at the University of Houston. Completion of a paper suitable for publication based on original research in the area of primary care optometry.
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)