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Dear (future) Doctor of Optometry:

The Omni Eye Services New York/New Jersey Residency in Ocular Disease has a proven record of accomplishment, training some of the most successful optometrists within our profession. Over the years since our initial affiliation with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (1999), our program has grown from a 12-month program offering a single resident position to a more robust 13-month program offering five positions; a direct testament to the growth and success of the practice. Omni Eye Services residency in ocular disease offers candidates the opportunity to increase their skills in diagnosing and managing ocular disease as they work alongside subspecialty ophthalmologists within the areas of retina/vitreous, cataract/glaucoma, oculoplastics, cornea/refractive, neuro-ophthalmology & pediatric/adult strabismus. The following is the mission statement of our residency program and really captures the essence of what our program sets out to accomplish:

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The mission of the Omni Residency

The mission of the Omni Residency in Ocular Disease is to train the post-graduate optometrist beyond the entry level in the management and co-management of ocular disease through concentrated clinical experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular disease, pre- and post-surgical ophthalmic care, and systemic disease with ocular manifestations. Individuals who complete the program are expected to be able to deliver an advanced level of clinical care in ocular disease; serve as teachers in optometric institutions; and serve the profession of optometry as experts and leaders in the area of ocular disease.

Graduates of our residency program have gone on to join existing private practices as associates; start their own practice; entered into corporate positions; and several have even entered academic institutions where they currently help train future doctors of optometry.

We currently offer five fully accredited residency positions through the ACOE, in partnership with the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University.  As a condition of matriculation into our residency-training program, candidates must have attained the Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D.) from a school or college accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.

There are several requirements that are necessary as conditions for successful completion of the residency program including a major presentation at our sponsoring college sometime in the spring of the residency year.  Also required will be the preparation and completion of a research paper of publishable quality.  Traditionally, the residents will attend a graduation ceremony at the college during which they will receive their certificate of completion of the residency program (usually held immediately after their major presentations at PCO).  There are also opportunities for several smaller grand rounds style presentations given with more senior staff optometrists and or MDO’s throughout the year.

Information about all residency programs offered through PCO at Salus University is available on the following link (www.salus.edu).  From here, applicants specifically interested in our residency program can find more information here (affiliated programs/non-VA Sites):  www.salus.edu.

As a fully accredited residency program, Omni participates in the ORMatch process.  Residency candidates can visit the ORMatch website at natmatch.com for more detailed information on how to go about applying.

Applicants who match with Omni Eye Services are expected to commit to the 13 months of residency training, and as employed optometric physicians of Omni, are also expected to sign a standard physician employment contract.  Within this contract, employees (residents) can find terms for their employment with Omni.  One specific clause describes terms for non-compete for the residency year and the year after the program concludes:

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Non-Competition

During the Restricted Period, the Physician will not, directly or indirectly (other than through and for the benefit of the Practice), own, manage, operate, join, control, finance or participate in, or participate in the ownership, management, operation, control or financing of, or be connected as an owner, investor, partner, joint venturer, director, limited liability company manager, employee, independent contractor, consultant or other agent of, any Person or enterprise (other than the Practice) that is engaged in any Competing Business anywhere in or with respect to the Restricted Territory; provided, however, that nothing in this Section 4.3 will prohibit the Physician and the Physician’s Affiliates from owning, in the aggregate, less than one percent (1%) of any class of securities of a publicly traded Person so long as none of the Physician and the Physician’s Affiliates participates in any way in the management, operation or control of such Person.

Competing Business” means any business enterprise or service or product offering, in existence or under development, that competes with, or that is intended to compete with or displace in the market, the Business as conducted by the Practice or any of the services or products provided or sold or any contemplated or in-development services or products that Physician has knowledge of and the Practice has taken concrete steps towards providing or selling (such as through (i) development of a written business plan or presentation, (ii) a resolution to provide or sell services or products or incur capital expenditures or (iii) a written letter of intent or term sheet regarding the provision or sale of such services or products or capital expenditures) by the Practice.  For purposes of clarification, the Parties agree that an O.D. practice shall not be considered a Competing Business and that an M.D.O. practice shall be considered a Competing Business.

Restricted Period” means (i) the Term, plus (ii) the shorter of (A) the period from the Separation Date until the second (2nd) year anniversary of the Separation Date or (B) the longest time period after the Separation Date that is permitted by applicable Law if two (2) years after the Separation Date is not permitted.

Restricted Territory” means anywhere

  • within five (5) miles from any location of the Practice or any of its Affiliates at which the Physician spends work time with the Practice or any of its Affiliates during the twelve (12) months preceding the date of the termination of the Physician’s employment with the Practice or any of its Affiliates (or, if earlier, the date of the prohibited activity) in the Boroughs of Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens in New York, New York, or
  • within fifteen (15) miles of any other location of the Practice or any of its Affiliates at which the Physician spends work time with the Practice or any of its Affiliates during the twelve (12) months preceding the date of the termination of the Physician’s employment with the Practice or any of its Affiliates (or, if earlier, the date of the prohibited activity).

 

For any additional questions or clarifications, please reach out to George Veliky, O.D., Center Director (Iselin) & Residency Supervisor, Omni Eye Services, NY/NJ (george-v@ommnieyeservices.com).

Thank you for your interest!
Dr. G. Veliky

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