Future Students & Residents | Academic Programs

Ocular Disease (Community Eye Clinic)

Program Site:

Community Eye Clinic



Application Deadline

February 1

Program Coordinator/Contact:

Jennifer Deakins, O.D. 
Community Eye Clinic  
Ft. Worth, Texas 76102  
  Telephone: (817) 289-6800
 E-Mail: jdeakins@central.uh.edu

Mission Statement:

The Ocular Disease Residency Program at Community Eye Clinic is a one-year post-doctoral, clinical training program in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease and ocular manifestations of systemic disease. The residency provides advanced competency in knowledge and clinical skills through a scholarly, didactic, and clinical curriculum to highly qualified optometric graduates. Residents completing the program are expected to provide an advanced level of clinical care in ocular disease.

Length of Program: 53 weeks
Starting date of program: June, 22, 2020
Cost of tuition to resident/graduate student: None
Salary /Stipend: $38,000
Date Program Established: 2016
  1. Health benefits
  2. Retirement program
  3. Vacation
  4. Sick leave
  5. Financial support to professional meetings
  6. Institutional malpractice insurance
  7. Access to continuing education offered by the College.

Accreditation Status:

Accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.

243 N. Lindbergh Blvd.,
St. Louis, MO 63141

Educational Opportunities:

Direct supervised patient care, as well as clinical attending experiences, will be completed at Community Eye Clinic. The resident will participate in seminars and local optometric society continuing education meetings.

Teaching Responsibilities:

Teaching involves supervision of fourth year professional students. The resident will work closely with the clinic director and clinical externs.

Research Responsibilities:

The resident, under the guidance of the Program Coordinator, will create a lecture for students and publish case reports. The resident will be encouraged to participate in poster and paper sessions at national optometric meetings.

Completion Requirements

  1. Deliver clinical services at a level which is satisfactory to the faculty, Program Coordinator, and the Directory of Residency Programs.
  2. Maintain a record of patient names and associated information
  3. Submit an abstract to a national or regional meeting.
  4. Deliver one presentation to fourth year optometry externs.
  5. Complete 4 case reports for publication in the TOA Enews.
  6. Read assigned scientific literature and maintain the Journal Library.
  7. Successfully complete all teaching assignments.
  8. Attend required seminars and continuing education programs.
  9. Complete all required evaluations of faculty, program, Program Coordinator, and the exit evaluation.

Curriculum requirements in hours:

5 day work week between 40 to 45 hours per week

  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 Texas Optometry license (completion of testing prior to beginning of program)

Apply through ORmatch and send application materials to:

Jennifer Deakins, O.D,
Community Eye Clinic
655 Taylor St.
Ft. Worth, Texas 76102
 (817) 289-6800

Number of positions: 1

Application Deadline: February 1