|Swati Modi, O.D., F.A.A.O.
University of Houston
College of Optometry
Houston, Texas 77204-2020
Telephone: (713) 743-2577
FAX: (713) 743-2053
The residency program in Low Vision Rehabilitation seeks to attract highly qualified optometric graduates, and to provide them with advanced knowledge and skills in all aspects of low vision rehabilitation. The residency involves the management of patients with visual impairment including central field loss, acquired neurological disorders, traumatic brain injury, ocular prosthetics, specialty contact lenses, and other assistive or adaptive technology. Residents who complete the program are expected to provide an advanced level of clinical care in low vision rehabilitation.
Accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-991-4100
Supervised patient care experiences in low vision, brain injury vision rehabilitiation and primary care. Additional optional rotations include special populations, contact lenses, ocular disease, occupational therapy and retina. Attendance and participation in faculty and resident seminars, clinical grand rounds and continuing education. Interaction with ophthalmologists who serve as clinic faculty in the Medical Eye Service at the University Eye Institute and in selected outside facilities.
Laboratory teaching in such areas as primary care procedures medical procedures, and low vision. Optional opportunities include lecture in low vision course and clinical supervision of professional students.
Participation in ongoing research at the University of Houston. Completion of a paper suitable for publication based on original research or library in the area of rehabilitative 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)
The resident is required to: