Residency Programs at The Eye Institute

We feel that the quality of the residency programs available through PCO/Salus are among the very best.

Thank you for your interest in the residency programs available through the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. We feel that the quality of our residency programs is among the very highest available, either academically or institutionally based. We encourage you to carefully review all of the on-campus and affiliated programs described on our web page. Our in-house residency programs are all at The Eye Institute, the patient care facility of PCO/Salus and include: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease; Pediatric Optometry/Vision Therapy; Low Vision Rehabilitation; Cornea and Contact Lenses; and Neuro-Ophthalmic Disease. Our affiliated residency programs offer challenging clinical education and training in Ocular Disease and/or Primary Care in various practice modalities.

The broad, complex patient population, the nationally recognized excellence of our faculty, and the resources available to support the program all contribute to the quality of our residencies. Because our residency programs are highly regarded, the application pool is very competitive.

The Eye Institute has, as part of its professional staff, a large number of general and subspecialty optometrists and ophthalmologists. The residents have the opportunity to work closely with these highly trained practitioners in providing the highest quality of care, while experiencing enriching educational opportunities. In addition, the residents have the opportunity to follow their patients through all levels of patient care, including surgical management.

I hope that the information on these webpages is helpful and answers most of your questions. Should you desire further information, please feel free to contact me, or the specific residency program coordinator. In addition, I would encourage you to contact our current residents to receive their perspectives on their experiences to date.

Again, thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.


Chad Killen, OD, FAAO
Director, On-Campus Residency Programs
The Eye Institute
1200 W Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141