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. 
Those with strike through are full and no longer available.

December 17, 2015

January 11, 12,  or 14  2016

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