The Pediatric Optometry Residency Program at Children's Mercy Kansas City provides qualified optometrists with advanced clinical education in the diagnosis and management of pediatric ocular disease and vision development disorders.
The Pediatric Optometry Residency is based in the Section of Ophthalmology at Children's Mercy Kansas City Hospital, which is comprised of ophthalmologists, optometrists, orthoptists, fellows, residents, and students who all work together to provide collaborative patient care. The optometry resident will travel to all three clinic locations:
Broadway: 3101 Broadway, 5th floor, Kansas City, MO 64111
Northland: 501 NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO 64155
Kansas: 5808 W. 110th St., Overland Park, KS 66211
Your clinical experience
The resident will participate in outpatient clinical duties, examining patients 4 ½ days per week with ½ day per week reserved for administrative duties. Clinic hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The resident is not required to participate in any on call activities.
Participants of this program will have the opportunity to care for patients with complex medical and ocular health conditions. These include but are not limited to: amblyopia, strabismus, premature birth, optic nerve disorders, retinal dystrophies, aphakia, keratoconus, and glaucoma. In addition, residents will become well versed in treating patients with specialty contact lenses, including aphakic contact lenses, standard and scleral rigid gas permeable contact lenses. Also, if interested, the resident may participate in research activities.
Each clinic is furnished with standard equipment in each exam room. Specialty equipment available for patient care includes OCT, Optos, Pentacam and Humphrey visual field.
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