Optometry Residency 

Ocular Disease 


Low Vision Rehabilitation



A unique program that offers:

  • High patient volume with experience diagnosing & treating complex ophthalmic conditions.
  • Close independent relationship with a nationally recognized Department of Ophthalmology
  • Interaction with medical, surgical and rehabilitation specialties.
  • Exposure to cutting edge ophthalmic technology both medical and rehabilitation.
  • Exposure to fitting of complex medically necessary contact lenses.


Sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (Chicago) & Hines Hospital

Affiliated with Illinois College of Optometry & University of Illinois Chicago Department of Ophthalmology

Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Optometric Education

Application Process:

The following are required:

  • ORmatch registration.
  • transcripts from an accredited school / college of optometry demonstrating (expected) completion of the OD degree.
  • pass NBEO (official NBEO scores will be sent to ORmatch from NBEO)
  • recommendation letters from three faculty (at least two should be clinical)
  • interview with faculty at Jesse Brown & Hines VA. requires full day.
  • be a citizen of the United States.


ORmatch Website
For more detailed application information
The following interview dates for residency year 2016-2017 are currently available. 

December 17, 2015

January 11, 12,  or 14  2016

February 4, 11, 18, 22, 23,  or 25  2016