Primary Eye Care Residencies

Residency Requirements

  • Doctor of Optometry degree and transcripts from an ACOE accredited school or college of optometry located within the United States or Puerto Rico
  • Competitive GPA
  • Able to apply and receive an optometry license in the state of the residency site
  • Successful completion of National Board of Examiners in Optometry exam (your scores are obtained using your OE Tracker Number)
  • ORMatch application
  • Cover letter and two or three letters of recommendation (see specific program guidelines)


All serious applicants are encouraged to arrange a site visit.

Selection and notification

The selection committee will vary between programs. Please contact the program coordinator to discuss the selection process.

Notification of the match will come initially from ORMatch. If successfully matched, the candidate will receive notification within 10 days of the release of the match results, and a contract within 30 days of the match results being released.

For questions about IU School of Optometry residency programs, or about scheduling a site visit, contact Dr. Don W. Lyon, Director of Residencies, at or 812-856-1964.


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