Notification: Resident Stipend Rate Increase for Base Salary

Jan 10, 2023 | News and Updates

The Optometry National Program Office and the Optometry Field Advisory Board (with its education subcommittee) submitted a proposal for optometry residency stipend adjustment to the Office of Academic Affiliations.

We are excited to announce that those efforts were successful and optometry resident stipends will be 25% higher beginning in Academic Year July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023!

Locality-Based Stipends by VA medical facility for AY 2023-2024 can be found here: Locality-Based Stipends for AHE and Nursing (

Please see the attached memo below and be sure to update your residency informational material to reflect this substantial change.

Award Letter Memo_Opt