Optometry in Ocular Disease with emphasis on Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation
The Optometry Residency in Ocular Disease with an emphasis on Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation will launch in June 2018. Our team felt there was a prime opportunity to expose students to the outstanding learning environment, state-of-the art facilities and exceptional patient care provided at Gundersen Health System.
This residency program is made possible through the support of Gundersen Medical Foundation, the Gundersen Eye Clinics and Ophthalmology/Optometry department. Drs. Gipp and Sterling are program co-directors of this one-year residency program.
The optometry resident sees her/his own patients and is responsible for their care and management, with the guidance of attending physicians. At Gundersen, the optometry resident has the opportunity to:
- Manage patients with traumatic and other acquired brain injuries at the La Crosse Eye Clinic
- Work with Vestibular Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and several other specialties to coordinate care for patients with acquired brain injuries
- Participate on inpatient rounds for patients who have suffered from acquired brain injuries
- Work three days per week at Gundersen Regional Eye Clinics managing complex Ocular Disease cases
- Participate in inter-professional education opportunities in Neurology, Radiology, Endocrinology, and Rheumatology
- Teach and interact with Optometry Interns and Medical Residents