Residencies: General Information / How to Apply
Indiana University School of Optometry residencies are available to graduates of accredited schools and colleges of optometry. Applicants must have a Doctor of Optometry degree by June 1 of the residency year. Grade point average (GPA) and NBEO examination scores are considered during the application process.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
ProcessDon W. Lyon, OD
Please apply through the Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) and follow its application guidelines.
In addition to the ORMS application, we ask each candidate for a residency position at Indiana University School of Optometry submit a cover letter, a copy of NBEO scores,* and college transcripts (a copy of the official transcript is fine) AND have 3 letters of recommendation sent to:
Director of Residencies
IU School of Optometry
800 East Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-3680
*FORMS and the NBEO have entered into an agreement for ORMS to supply NBEO Parts I and II scores during the last weeks of February to programs where you apply and Part III scores (when they are available in June) for all matched candidates. This service is provided at no cost to you by ORMS; your scores are obtained using your OE Tracker number.
All serious applicants are encouraged to arrange a site visit.
The selection committee is composed of the Residency Program Coordinator, the Director of Residencies, and one designee.
All candidates will be notified in writing whether they have been accepted or not accepted within one month of the February 1 application deadline.