Catherine Pace-Watson, OD
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036
(212) 938 - 5899



Catherine Pace Watson received her Bachelor of Science from Fordham University and her Doctor of Optometry from SUNY College of Optometry in 1986  where she is now Chief of Staff.

As Chief of Staff, she is responsible for the overall patient care in the University Eye Center. She is also responsible for development of professional and clinical standards within the University Eye Center and appropriate satellites.

Dr. Watson‘s clinical duties include Attending Optometrist for the Third and Fourth Year Primary Clinic and Instructor of Record for the Emergency Care Course. She has also in the past been an Instructor for Second Year Clinical Methods Course and an Instructor of Record for “Refractive and Binocular Case Analysis.”

In addition, she is the Training Coordinator for Electronic Health Record (HER), where she develops training materials and implements training programs on a continuing basis for all clinical faculty, residents and interns, using the EHR.

Dr. Watson is a member of the AOA, NYSOA and President of the SUNY CO Chapter, NYSOA since 2003.

Educational Background


SUNY College of Optometry, OD, 1986

Fordham University, BS, 1982



Krumholz DM, Adamczyk DT, Nevins LM, Pace CA
Total Quality Management: a Computerized System: Presentation at the I995 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry

Adamczyk DT, Nevins LM, Pace CA, Krumholz DM
Total Quality Management: Educational Aspects: Presentation at the I995 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry

Krumholz DM, Pace CA, Hilber DJ, and Whitwell KJ:
Retrospective Review of Compliance with Standards of Care in an Optometric clinic. Presentation at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry

Pace CA, Krumholz DM, Whitwell KJ, and Hilber DJ(1998) Concepts in Quality:
An introduction to Total Quality Management in Optometry. A video supported by an ASCO/CIBA TQE grant.

Adamczyk, DT and Pace CA (October1998) Grand Rounds: Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Disease (COPE # 2427) SUNY Continuing Professional education

Hilber DJ, Whitwell KJ, Krumholz DM and Pace CA. (1999)
The Effect of Continuous Quality Improvement On compliance With Clinical Practice Guidelines n an Optometric Clinic: A Retrospective Review. Journal of the American Optometric association, February 2000, Vol.71/Number 2

Dell’ Arciprete G, Watson CP. Chapter titled “Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis” in Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease, Thomann, Marks, Adamczyk, Eds. Publish date 2001

FitzGerald, DE, Pace, C, Chung, I, QA and I committee Ocular and Systemic findings Associated with high Myopia in a Pediatric Population .A presentationat the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry.

Pace, C Chapter titled “Communication  Skills” in Optometry: Science, Techniques and Clinical Management Rosenfield and Logan, Eds. Elsevier, pub date TBA