50 Years of SUNY College of Optometry

Located in the heart of Manhattan, SUNY College of Optometry was established on April 14, 1971, in response to the call from a dedicated group of optometrists and benefactors to address the gap in optometric education and professional development in New York.

A half-century later, SUNY Optometry remains the only school of optometry in the state, is home to one of the largest optometric outpatient facilities in the nation, and is recognized as one of the leading optometric education and vision research centers across the globe. SUNY Optometry pride is proudly represented by over 3,400 graduates and counting in the US and worldwide.

Join the SUNY College of Optometry community as we commemorate 50 years of vision study, research, outreach, and care of people of all walks of life. Visit often for updates about events, news, and ways you can participate in our 50th anniversary celebration.

State of New York Executive Chamber Citation
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50th Anniversary Video
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