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Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Residency in Primary Eye Care & Ocular Disease Optometry, Portland, OR

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Sponsor: VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, Oregon

Mission: This Primary Eye Care Optometric Residency is a one-year post-doctoral training program sponsored by the VA Portland Health Care System in Portland, Oregon, and is affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. This residency programs offers qualified Doctors of Optometry an educational opportunity for exceptional and broad-based development as an optometric practitioner. The educational experience will concentrate on the delivery of primary eye and vision care to a predominantly outpatient veteran population from Oregon and Southern Washington, and the medically indigent population of Portland. Primary eye and vision care experiences include, but are not limited to, Ocular Diseases management, binocular vision, contact
lenses, and low vision. Compassionate and individualized patient care is expected. An interdisciplinary approach to the delivery of health care will be cultivated,
and full utilization of the medical center’s and University’s resources will be encouraged. Residents will also develop clinical didactic teaching skills.

Program Goals:

  • Enhance the primary eye and vision care assessment and the management skills of the residents through significant broad-based clinical experience.
  • Foster the resident’s active participation as members of an interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Develop the resident’s skills as educators.
  • Encourage the resident’s pursuit of scholarly activities.

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