Say Hello to the Class of 2019!
An extensive, two-day orientation program at the College was designed to introduce the new class of 100 students to their academic program as well as provide them with their first opportunity to meet their fellow students along with faculty and administrators at SUNY Optometry.
‘Practice of Today’ Helping Prepare for Tomorrow
By exposing students to new technologies and new strategies for care delivery, SUNY Optometry's new 'Practice of Today' will help prepare students to succeed down the road.
Innovative, Virtual Reality Simulation Laboratory Set to Launch
This fall, SUNY Optometry will introduce the first phase of a state-of-the-art, virtual reality simulation laboratory that will provide students at the College with a unique and impactful new way to hone their critical diagnostic skills.
CSTEP Program Renewed and Expanded
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), a New York State initiative designed to increase the number of students from under-represented groups pursuing careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields, is expanding at SUNY Optometry thanks to a renewal of the program grant through 2020.
Residency Program Recognizes 40th Class
SUNY Optometry bid farewell to its 2014-15 class of residents earlier this month, awarding 37 doctors across 15 different programs with Certificates of Advanced Clinical Competency and marking its 40th anniversary.
Faculty and Staff News Summer 2015
Here's what our faculty and staff have been up to lately.
President Heath Elected to Lead Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
President David A. Heath has been elected to serve as president of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, the organization that represents the 21 schools and colleges of optometry in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Alumna Sworn in as American Optometric Association’s President-Elect
SUNY Optometry alumna and faculty member, Dr. Andrea Thau, was sworn in as president-elect of the American Optometric Association at Optometry’s Meeting in Seattle in June.
Community Outreach Coordinator Helping to Extend Care to the Underserved
Community outreach coordinator, Ms. Marinel Pena, has worked to expand the level of care and education that the College and University Eye Center provide to people throughout New York City.
Study to Test Light Deprivation as Treatment for Amblyopia in Adults
Associate Professor Ben Backus is the principle investigator for a National Institutes of Health-funded study that will use light deprivation as a way to potentially tackle an often incurable condition in adults.