The State University of New York State College of Optometry, founded in 1971 by legislative act, is dedicated to the education of optometrists, to the advancement of eye and vision care through research and graduate education and to the care of communities through the provision of comprehensive visual health services. The College is a Center of Excellence within the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is the only institution of its kind in New York State and the surrounding region. The College of Optometry attracts highly talented students with leadership potential, interested in optometry and in the health sciences, from across North America and abroad.
Doctors of Optometry, as primary eye care practitioners, provide approximately two-thirds of all eye care in the country and are prepared to meet the growing needs of the public. Optometry is an ever-changing and dynamic health care profession and, I assure you, provides our graduates with a breadth of career options and opportunities for lifelong growth and intellectual engagement.