The Office of Communications supports the strategic goals of the entire College including the University Eye Center, as the office overseeing public affairs, marketing, branding, digital media, and web content.

Through internal and external outlets, the Office of Communications seeks to tell SUNY College of Optometry’s stories highlighting the scholarship and achievements of our faculty, researchers, and students; emphasizing our distinctive characteristics; demonstrating our leadership in the optometric field; and advancing the overall strategic goals of the College.

News and Media

Serving as the spokes team for SUNY College of Optometry, the Office of Communications creates, disseminates, and contacts news outlets as well as handles all press requests from media sources.

Marketing and Branding

Creative services are offered in conjunction with members of the IT team, vendors, and other resources. Materials must adhere to the style guide and use of the trademarked logo. All brochures, publications, advertisements, and other displays using any of the College’s logos should be submitted for review by a member of the Communications team.

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)

The Freedom of Information Law  (FOIL), originally enacted in 1974, affirms your right to know how your government operates. It provides rights of access to records reflective of governmental decisions and policies that affect the lives of every New Yorker.

Click here for general information regarding the Freedom of Information Law in New York State.

Contact the Records Access Officer

Record requests must be submitted in writing to:

Records Access Officer
SUNY College of Optometry
33 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

When requesting records, you must submit a request in writing that “reasonably describes” the record sought, so please be as specific and detailed as possible in the description of your Freedom of Information Law request. If possible, supply any dates, titles, file designations, reference numbers or any other information that will help locate the requested records.

To expedite your request and to enable us to contact you, if necessary, be sure to include a postal mail address, phone number, and e-mail address in your request.