Ocular Disease Residency: Emphasis on Glaucoma

General description of the residency

The residency in Ocular Disease and Glaucoma is designed to extend and refine your knowledge and clinical skills in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients with a variety of ocular diseases with an emphasis on the management of glaucoma. While the focus of this one-year program is on clinical training, you are strongly encouraged to engage in scholarly activity and will be required to present at and participate in organized seminars, as well as actively contribute to the clinical training and practical education of optometry students. The benefits of teaching and scholarly activity in refining knowledge and skills are self-evident.

Dates of residency: August 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023.

Salary: $38,000 per year. For benefits and other information, please see the Residency FAQs.


Primary supervisor: Dr. Sarah MacIver

Additional supervisor: Dr. C.L. Prokopich                             

Location:  The majority of the residency will take place in the School of Optometry and Vision Science and the Health Science Campus (HSOC), Kitchener.  Some sessions may be scheduled in local ophthalmology offices.

Hours:  The clinical components of the residency are scheduled during the School's operating hours. Your schedule may be slightly heavier in one term than another, but in aggregate will be 5 days per week. While we expect you to study in your own time, one half-day per week is provided in your schedule for self-study, administration tasks and the didactic components of the residency curriculum. You may be scheduled for Saturday clinics in lieu of clinic time during a weekday. You may also be on-call, both inside or outside normal clinic hours.

For in formation about benefits, liability insurance and more, please see the Residency FAQs.

Anticipated Weekly Curriculum:

Term 1 Fall (September – December)

Term 2 Winter (January – April)

Term 3 Spring (May – July)


Direct Patient Care (OH) = 3

Imaging = 1

Teaching Schedule = 0.5




Direct Patient Care (OH or PC) = 2.5

Clinic Supervision (OH or PC) = 2.

Direct Patient Care (OH or PC) = 1.5

Clinic Supervision (OH or PC) = 3

0.5 days = Self Study