RESIDENCY PROGRAM IN CORNEA AND CONTACT LENS
Eye Care Center (ECC), SCCO Campus, Fullerton, California
Program Coordinator: Timothy B. Edrington, O.D., M.S.
The Southern California College of Optometry announces a residency program in
Cornea and Contact Lenses for the upcoming academic year. The residency will be a
full-time, formal, supervised program combining clinical patient care, didactic education,
and clinical research.
The mission of the Cornea and Contact Lens residency is to develop the resident’s
clinical expertise in specialty contact lens fitting and management, the assessment and
management of corneal disease and co-management of refractive surgery using full
scope optometric procedures and treatment options.
The Southern California College of Optometry Residency Program in Cornea and
Contact Lenses was established in July 1991. The goals of this program are:
To develop proficiency in clinical cornea and contact lens care, contact lens
design, and cornea and contact lens patient management beyond the entry level
competency achieved at the completion of the optometry degree.
To prepare the resident for clinical teaching, independent practice, clinical
research, or a combination thereof, with emphasis on diagnosis and
management of corneal and related contact lens problems.
To enhance the resident’s clinical proficiency and competency in the care of
cornea and contact lens patients through management of a wide variety of cases.
To further develop experience and proficiency of the resident in managing cornea
and contact lens patients whose vision loss emanates from various ocular
To further develop the resident’s ability to diagnose and manage ocular disease
through effective int