The Jones Fellowship at Lions Vision Center, Wilmer Eye Institute

The Jones Fellowship at Lions Vision Center, Wilmer Eye Institute is a one-year, postdoctoral clinical fellowship beginning July 1. The program aims to train ophthalmologists and optometrists to become experts in clinical vision rehabilitation, related clinical science and research.

We emphasize an interdisciplinary team approach to patient care, as demonstrated within the Lions Low Vision Center which has optometrists, an occupational therapist and a rehabilitation therapist providing low vision care within an eye department of 240 full-time faculty. The Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center has full-time research faculty.

Eligible candidates are ophthalmologists and optometrists who have a strong interest in vision rehabilitation and have a solid foundation in basic clinical skills, including diagnosis and management of primary eye care disorders.

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To Apply

Application deadline: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

This fellowship is not part of the optometry or ophthalmology matching services. This Advanced Specialty Training Program in Vision Rehabilitation is accredited by the Graduate Medical Education Committee at the Johns Hopkins University. All applications are submitted directly to the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. The following constitutes a complete file:

  • Application form - Please complete all items on biographical form; do not use “see CV” for your answer.
  • Most recent CV
  • Personal statement or letter of intent
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation Letters should be from clinical mentors or experienced colleagues. Each letter should be emailed directly to the fellowship director.
  • Copies of optometry/medical school transcripts and NBEO scores (if applicable).

Email completed applications to:

Dr. Judith Goldstein at [email protected]
CC: Kyoko Fujiwara at [email protected]

Only applicants with completed files will be given interview consideration.

Interview days

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Jones Fellowship Director

Judith E Goldstein, O.D.

  • Chief, Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation
  • Optometrist
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Expertise: Optometry, Vision Impairment


Dominic Brown, O.D.

Assistant of Ophthalmology Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Optometry

dominic brown faculty photo

Gislin Dagnelie M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Director, Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center

Gislin Dagnelie

James T. Deremeik, RT., CLVT

Education/Rehabilitation Program Manager Low Vision Vision Rehabilitation Service

James Deremeik

Pradeep Ramulu, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief, Wilmer Glaucoma Division

Pradeep Ramulu

Kristen Shifflett, OT

Occupational Therapist Low Vision Vision Rehabilitation Service

Kristen Shifflett, OT

Belinda Weinberg, O.D.

Assistant of Ophthalmology

Belinda Weinberg

Yingzi Xiong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Yingzi Xiong

Chris Bradley, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Chris Bradley

Heather Connors, COA, CLVT

Certified Low Vision Therapist/Ophthalmic Technician

Heather Connors

For More Information Contact:

Judith Goldstein, O.D.
Jones Fellowship Director
[email protected]

Kyoko Fujiwara
[email protected]