For qualified graduates and post-graduate optometrists, James S Lewis MD Ophthalmology offers a one year Fellowship in Cornea, Specialty Contact lenses, and anterior segment disease. It is an intensive program designed to improve the optometrist’s abilities in the perioperative care of anterior segment, refractive, and glaucoma surgery as well as handling emergencies, crosslinking, ocular surface disease, infection, inflammatory conditions, trauma, and routine care.
The position nearly parallels the Cornea and Contact Lens Residency at PCO-Salus but deviates somewhat. The resident works in our office for their cornea and anterior segment disease section of their program. The fellowship offers more exposure and experience to corneal and anterior segment disease, particularly in the refractive surgery arena.
Qualified applicants should be interested in pursing advanced education and training in anterior segment disease. A background in specialty contact lenses or externship experience in surgical settings is helpful. Many previous optometric fellows and residents continue into roles in academia and in high profile ophthalmology clinics. This training is well respected as one of the best in the nation among an elite cohort of similar programs.
Those interested should contact Dr. Patrick McManamon directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.