Program Description

This focus of this residency is primary care pediatric optometry. The resident will practice alongside three pediatric optometrists and four pediatric ophthalmologists in the outpatient Eye Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The resident will visit three site locations: Wauwatosa, Mequon, and New Berlin. The resident will be exposed to patients from birth to age 18 years, and will learn to manage refractive error, strabismus, amblyopia, and various ocular disease conditions.

Program Mission

The pediatric optometry residency program at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin provides advanced clinical education in various pediatric ocular and vision problems, focusing on patient management and treatment. The residency program aims to provide a comprehensive experience in a collaborative optometry/ophthalmology academic hospital setting.

Program Goals

  • strengthen the resident’s expertise in management pediatric vision problems and common ocular disease
  • enhance the resident’s examination skills in pediatric patients
  • develop the resident’s appreciation for scholarly activity
  • by the conclusion of the residency program, the resident will have completed the necessary requirements for Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry, should they wish to pursue it


  • Clinical
    • exposure to wide variety of cases, including high complexity
    • opportunity to co-manage with various specialists
  • Academic/didactic
    • attend pediatric and other topical lectures
    • attend weekly case conference
    • weekly article/journal discussion with faculty
  • Scholarly
    • expected to present at least one poster
    • expected to write at least two case reports
    • expected to present at Residency Day at UMSL College of Optometry

Eligibility Criteria

  • 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • graduated from an ACOE accredited school or college of optometry
  • passed all parts of NBEO, including TMOD
  • Wisconsin optometry license upon matriculation


Contact Information
Jamie Weiser, OD, FAAO
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - New Berlin Eye Clinic
4855 S Moorland Rd
New Berlin, WI 53151