InSight Vision Group Ocular Disease Residency

Category: Ocular Disease

InSight Vision Group’s Ocular Disease/Refractive and Ocular Surgery Residency Programs mission is to provide optometric graduates an inviting clinical environment to foster new educational and professional growth to better serve our patients and greater optometric community.  

  • Program Sites: InSight Vision Group, Parker/Denver, CO
  • Program Coordinator: Thomas Cruse, OD
  • Residency Director: Christine Allison, O.D.
  • Number of Positions: 1 
  • Program Dates: The program begins July 1st of each year and runs for 13 months. 
  • Accredited
  • ORMatch#: 40714

Program Description 

This residency will be focused on anterior segment ocular disease including cornea, glaucoma, pre/post-operative care, external disease, refractive surgery along with rotations through retina and oculoplastics. The resident will work alongside and in conjunction with InSight Vision Groups medical optometrists and fellowship trained ophthalmologists. The resident will split their time between our Denver and Parker Colorado locations.  

About InSight Vision Group 

At InSight Vision Group, we are passionate about patient care and dedicated to improving quality of life through life-changing vision procedures and treatments.   We strive to provide our resident with advanced training alongside our respected and highly educated optometry and ophthalmology colleagues in the fields of cornea, glaucoma, cataract, retina, oculo-plastics, and refractive surgery. We use our high-volume clinics and surgical center to immerse our resident in direct patient care to promote and teach advanced skills necessary to provide secondary and tertiary care with the highest level of diagnostic, disease management, and interprofessional communication. Ultimately, the higher level of training and scholarly development will allow the resident to provide great patient care and improved clinic outcomes.  

InSight Vision Group is a private, referral-based optometry/ophthalmology practice that serves the front range of Colorado, but also has referrals from the mountain region and surrounding states. There are 6 locations on the front range spanning from Longmont, Colorado to Parker, Colorado with Arvada, Boulder, and Denver in between and an ambulatory surgery center in Lone Tree, Colorado. Most of the resident’s time will be spent in our Denver and Parker locations. Each clinic is based on a co-management model consisting of medical optometrists and fellow trained ophthalmologists in cornea, glaucoma, and external disease.  

Program Design 

The residents weekly schedule will vary depending on sub-specialty clinical rotations and direct patient care schedules.   The typical week on average with consist on 4.5 days in clinic and .5 days per week for education/self-guided research. Sub-specialty clinical rotation will consist of working alongside ophthalmologists and optometrist in their clinics to learn from their patient populations to include cornea, glaucoma, oculoplastics, retina, dry eye, and refractive surgery. The residents direct care clinic will high volume post-operative care, ocular disease, medical visits, and urgent care visits. There will always be a “back up” doctor available to consultation if needed. With our own surgical center there is enough possibilities to observe routine and complex surgical cases across each sub-specialty. The on-call responsibility with be every other in 1-week intervals with no call taken the two weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. 

Educational Requirements:

  • The resident will attend all in person or virtual InSight Vision Group continuing education presentations
  • The resident will need to produce a “publishable” case report
  • The resident will need to present a case report presentation of their choosing at an InSight Vision Group conference or for the InSight Vision Group doctors


$45,000 year (not contingent on production)


  • A benefits package including liability, health, dental, 401K is available
  • 10 days paid off including vacation, sick days, education
  • Continuing education/travel stipend TBD

Criteria for Completion 

The criteria for completion:

  1. Complete all clinical rotations
  2. Attend all in person or virtual InSight Vision Group continuing education presentations
  3. Produce a "publishable" case report
  4. Present a case report presentation of their choosing at an InSight Vision Group in person or virtual conference or to the InSight Vision Group doctors
  5. Present case report at ICO Grand Rounds
  6. Complete a final residency review of the program

Completion of Acknowledgment 

A certification of competition is jointly presented upon completion of the to the resident from InSight Vision Group and Illinois College of Optometry.

For more information 

Thomas Cruse, OD
11960 Lioness Way, Suite 190
Parker, CO 80134

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