SUNY Optometry: Broad-Based Specialty Care

SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Externship Supervisor
Harriette Canellos, OD
Phone: (212) 938-5920

Program Description
The Broad-Based Specialty Care Externship will provide students with the opportunity to experience specialty care over a wide range of clinical disciplines within and outside University Eye Center.  Students who choose this rotation will rotate through the following areas of patient care:

  • Advanced Care (This includes Retina, Cornea/ Cataract, Neuro-Ocular, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Disease and Specialty Contact Lens)
  • Vision Training
  • Low Vision
  • Adult Primary Care
  • Pediatrics

The rotation also includes a rotation half a day per week through the Bowery Mission, providing care to less fortunate individuals in Lower Manhattan under the instruction of Dr. Jack Chen.

There will also be an opportunity for those that are interested to rotate one day per week (for either half the quarter or the whole quarter) in the private practice of Dr. Frank Won, a SUNY Optometry graduate.  This practice is a full scope practice that  provides exposure to contact  lenses.


Not provided

Equipment Required


External Rotations



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