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OD Program

The professional program leading to the Doctor of Optometry (OD) at the SUNY College of Optometry is four years in duration. Advanced standing options are available for qualified students.

The curriculum integrates the basic biological and vision sciences that form the foundation of clinical practice, teaches the fundamentals of optometric practice, and develops critical thinking and the application of evidence based practice in clinical care.

Patient care begins early in the program and continues throughout all four years with increasing responsibilities under the supervision of our clinical faculty at the University Eye Center (UEC) and through fourth year externships that include sites around the country and abroad.

Goals of the OD Program
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