Complete Your Optometric Residency at Center For Sight

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A History of Excellence

Welcome to Center For Sight. Located in Southwest Florida, Center For Sight is one of the leading multi specialty eye care practices in the United States, providing patients worldwide with care in ophthalmology, optometry, audiology, dermatology, cosmetic surgery and skincare across 11 locations, 2  surgery centers and 39 providers. 

We invite you to consider our Optometric Residency in Ocular Disease with emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses. 

Please take a moment to learn more about Center For Sight and our program. Our goal is to provide outstanding clinical and surgical experiences, combined with excellent mentorship opportunities, to prepare you with the knowledge and skills you will need as a standout practicing physician. Join us!

 Our Mission

The Residency in Ocular Disease with emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses seeks to attract the best qualified optometric graduates and provide advanced clinical training in a medical-surgical environment. Graduates of this residency program are trained to deliver superlative clinical care in ocular disease and to serve the profession of  optometry within their community and health care delivery system.

Bringing Clear Vision to Life

We provide a full array of medical eye care services to ensure the best results with every visit, including:

  • Primary Vision Care for the Entire Family
  • Optical Boutique with Designer Frames
  • 24/7 Emergency Vision Care
  • Accredited Dry Eye Center
  • Access to Specialists in:
    • Laser Cataract Surgery
    • All-Laser LASIK
    • Glaucoma, Cornea, Macula & Retina Care
    • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
    • Dermatology
    • Skin Care
    • Hearing

The Program

The Residency in Ocular Disease with emphasis in Cornea and Contact Lenses seeks to attract the best qualified optometric graduates and provide advanced clinical training in a medical-surgical environment. Graduates of this residency program are trained to deliver superlative clinical care in ocular disease and to serve the profession of  optometry within their community and health care delivery system.

Program Overview

Center For Sight has a diverse patient base and a variety of clinical facilities. The resident will have the opportunity to render care for a wide range of ocular conditions, including anterior segment disorders, glaucoma, retinal disease, post operative care traumatic injuries and urgent care. They will also have exposure to soft contact lens and specialty lens fittings. The resident will have access to advanced diagnostic equipment necessary for specialized care.

The clinical curriculum includes direct patient care, the observation of care provided by specialized physicians, urgent care of patients, surgical observation, post-operative care of patients and contact lens fittings. The scholarly components of the program include weekly mentorship meetings with supervisors, the development of a grand rounds presentation, attending conferences and journal reviews and developing a publishable abstract.

  • All candidates will be considered in a fair and impartial manner.
  • The deadline for applications is February 1st.
  • All candidates wishing to be considered must meet/submit the following criteria:
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors
    • Official transcripts from an ACOE accredited college of optometry demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Candidate must be license eligible with a passing score on Part I to be interviewed and passage of Part II and TMOD to be placed. It is expected that all parts of NBEO are passed beginning the program.
      Completed ORMatch application
    • Submit to an interview
    • A Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE accredited school or college of optometry
    • A valid social security number.

The residency program is 12.5 months in length. The resident is expected to work 5 days per week. The clinics are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The resident is not expected to take call after hours. Clinical assignments vary and are determined by the Program Coordinator.

Salary & Benefits

  • The resident salary is $45,000.
  • Professional liability insurance is provided for patient care provided at CFS locations.
  • Health and dental insurance provided commensurate with staff physicians.
  • 15 days paid time off for vacation and sick days.
  • Five professional development days to attend one national or local conference.
  • Travel stipend to attend a professional conference.
  • Business cards and lab coats.

Completion Requirements

  • Overall satisfactory evaluations by supervisors.
  • Completion of publishable abstract.
  • Attendance at all assigned clinical assignments.
  • Completion of all patient, didactic, and scholarship logs.

To learn more contact us!

Our Locations

    News

    Newsweek Names Two Center For Sight Optometric Physicians to ‘America’s Best Eye Doctors’ List

    News & Updates

    SARASOTA, Fla. (August 16, 2022) – Center For Sight is honored to announce that Newsweek has named optometric physicians, Joseph Sowka, O.D., F.A.A.O., Diplomate and Lori Vollmer, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., to their 2022 ‘America’s Best Eye Doctors’ list. With over 53 years of combined industry experience, the husband-and-wife duo started at the practice in 2020. […]

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    August 16, 2022
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    Center For Sight Surgeons to Perform Free Vision-Restoring Procedures for Those Less Fortunate

    Mission Cataract, News & Updates

    SARASOTA, Fla. (July 25, 2022) – Center For Sight is preparing for its annual Mission Cataract event scheduled for July 27 and August 3. Cataract surgeons Dr. David Shoemaker, Dr. William Soscia, Dr. Joshua Kim, Dr. Joaquin De Rojas, Dr. Priya Mathews, Dr. Jon Berlie, Dr. Glenn Campbell and Dr. George Brinnig will perform free […]

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    July 25, 2022
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    Freedom from Glasses with the New Synergy Intraocular Lens

    Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Scientific Studies

    The Advanced TECNIS Synergy Intraocular Lens Advancements in eye care technology allow patients to achieve clear vision through life-changing procedures. TECNIS Synergy intraocular lenses (IOLs) are the most advanced lenses available to treat the effects of cataracts and presbyopia in one laser-assisted surgery. Center For Sight was the first practice in the United States to […]

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    June 27, 2022
    Center for Sight

    SARASOTA, Fla. (August 16, 2022) – Center For Sight is honored to announce that Newsweek has named optometric physicians, Joseph Sowka, O.D., F.A.A.O., Diplomate and Lori Vollmer, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., to their 2022 ‘America’s Best Eye Doctors’ list. With over 53 years of combined industry experience, the husband-and-wife duo started at the practice in 2020. […]

    Read More…

    SARASOTA, Fla. (July 25, 2022) – Center For Sight is preparing for its annual Mission Cataract event scheduled for July 27 and August 3. Cataract surgeons Dr. David Shoemaker, Dr. William Soscia, Dr. Joshua Kim, Dr. Joaquin De Rojas, Dr. Priya Mathews, Dr. Jon Berlie, Dr. Glenn Campbell and Dr. George Brinnig will perform free […]

    Read More…

    The Advanced TECNIS Synergy Intraocular Lens Advancements in eye care technology allow patients to achieve clear vision through life-changing procedures. TECNIS Synergy intraocular lenses (IOLs) are the most advanced lenses available to treat the effects of cataracts and presbyopia in one laser-assisted surgery. Center For Sight was the first practice in the United States to […]

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