BronxCare Health System

Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease Optometry Residency

Program Overview

BronxCare Health System, affiliated with SUNY College of Optometry, offers 4 positions for a one-year postgraduate residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease. This program is designed to provide highly‐motivated postgraduate optometrists with a rich clinical learning experience through its diverse patient base in the underserved South and Central Bronx communities in both hospital and community‐based clinical settings. Residents will have the opportunity to provide full-scope primary eye care to patients of all ages, co‐manage patients with complex ocular diseases with ophthalmology sub‐specialists, utilize advanced ophthalmic equipment and technology, and observe ophthalmic surgical procedures. After completing the program, residents will have acquired an advanced didactic education as well as a high level of clinical competency in providing full scope optometric care. Graduates of this residency program will possess the skills necessary to thrive in the areas of patient care, optometric education, and leadership within hospital‐based, academic, and private practice clinical settings.

 

Residency Program Curriculum

Didactic Education  

  • Attend morning lectures given by the Ophthalmology attendings at BronxCare  
  • Attend SUNY College of Optometry’s Friday Program  
  • Attend and participate in BronxCare Optometry didactic program with Optometry attendings  
  • Attend American Academy of Optometry’s (AAO) annual meeting

Clinical Training  

  • Gain concentrated clinical experience in examining and managing patients from infants to geriatric patients
  • Rotate through ophthalmology subspecialty clinics at BronxCare:
    ▪ Medical and Surgical Retina  
    ▪ Neuro‐ophthalmology
    ▪ Glaucoma
    ▪ Cornea
    ▪ Oculoplastics
  • Learn and become highly proficient in advanced clinical skills
  • Learn how to interpret ancillary testing results
  • Participate in the On Call Service; Learn how to triage, diagnose, and manage ocular conditions presenting to the Emergency Department

Professional Activities

  • Present minor and major lecture presentations at SUNY College of Optometry’s Friday Program  
  • Submit an abstract for presentation at a major optometry meeting (i.e., AOA, AAO, SECO)
  • Prepare a manuscript for publication in a peer‐reviewed optometric journal

Mission Statement  

The mission of BronxCare's Optometric Residency in Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease is to provide the post-doctoral optometrist a rich clinical learning experience through its diverse patient base in the underserved South and Central Bronx communities in both multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary health care settings. This program enables the resident to gain a high level of clinical competency in full-scope optometric care as well as acquire an advanced didactic education. Graduates of this residency program will possess the skills necessary to thrive in the areas of patient care, optometric education, and leadership within hospital-based and private clinical settings.

 

Faculty

Alanna Khattar, OD, FAAO, DiplABO
Program Co-Supervisor

Tybee Eleff, OD, MS, FAAO, DiplABO
Program Co-Supervisor

Danielle Crane, OD, FAAO

Joy Harewood, OD, FAAO

 

For more information:

Alanna Khattar, OD, FAAO, DiplABO
Program Co-Supervisor
BronxCare Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease Optometry Residency Program
1650 Selwyn Avenue, Suite 1C
Bronx, NY 10457
Phone: (718) 960‐2041
Fax: (718) 960‐2045
Email: AKhattar@bronxcare.org 

 

Links

BCHS Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease Curriculum

SUNY College of Optometry Residency Programs

SUNY College of Optometry - BronxCare Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease Residency Program

Optometry Residency Matching Service

Optometry Residency Matching Service - BronxCare Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease