SUNY, College of Optometry has been conducting year-long optometric residencies since 1974 (1974-1975 first class year), when the in-house Vision Therapy Residency was instituted. This was the first optometric residency program in the country and the third to receive accreditation status. Since that time, the residency programs affiliated with and at the College have expanded to include programs in the following areas, some with a combination of types: Cornea and Contact Lenses; Ocular Disease; Family Practice Optometry; Primary Eye Care; Pediatric Optometry; Low Vision Rehabilitation; Vision Rehabilitation (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation); and Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation and a Combined Residency/Graduate Degree Program.
Program sites include: NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health East New York; SUNY College of Optometry; Womack Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC; BronxCare Health System; Fromer Eye Centers; Atlantic Eye Physicians, NJ; EyeCare Associates, CT; and four VA facilities in New York and New Jersey.
For more information on the SUNY College of Optometry’s Affiliated Residency Programs, please contact:
Diane T. Adamczyk, OD
Director of Residency Education
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd St
New York, NY 10036