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Andrea Thau, OD

Associate Clinical Professor

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Dr. Thau has been a member of the faculty and has provided clinical supervision in the University Eye Center clinics since 1984. She currently supervises in the Pediatric and the Children with Special Needs Services.  Dr. Thau was elected President-Elect of the American Optometric Association in 2015.


Children with Special Needs, Eye Care for Pre-School and School-Aged Children

Affiliations and Recognition

President-Elect, American Optometric Association, 2015
President, New York State Optometric Association, 2003-2005
President, Optometric Society of the city of New York, 1994-1995
President, New York Academy of Optometry, 1993-1995
Distinguished Practitioner, National Academies of Practice
Distinguished Service Award, COVD, 2014
Communications Award, New York State Optometric Association, 2014
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development
Member, Beta Sigma Kappa, The International Optometric Honor Fraternity


OD, SUNY College of Optometry, 1984
BA, SUNY Albany, 1980

Board Certified

American Board of Optometry