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External Rotations

The fourth year of the professional program at the SUNY College of Optometry is devoted entirely to the Clinical Education Track and consists of a four-quarter clinical rotation system that requires student optometrists to participate in external clinical site training as well as clinical rotations within the University Eye Center (UEC).

External clinical affiliations include hospitals, multidisciplinary practices and private practices and provide experiences in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings. These experiences provide participants with a wide range of patient care opportunities.

Each student is required to complete a maximum of three external rotations.   Each rotation lasts for one-quarter of the academic year (approximately 12 weeks). In addition to externship sites, each student will be assigned at least one internship within the UEC that will provide a broad clinical experience.  Students are guided to choose their rotations in a way that promotes balanced exposure to key areas of clinical care.  These core experiences will include experiences in a multidisciplinary setting.

The external clinical education program is managed by the director of externships in addition to the external site supervisors at each location.  Internal education is managed by the fourth year instructor of record.  Both components are part of the Department of Clinical Education.


East New York Diagnostic & Treatment Center – Eye Clinic
NY City Health & Hosp. Corp.
2094 Pitkin Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Ezra Medical Center
1312 38th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service
Lawton Indian Hospital
Optometry Clinic
1515 North Laurie Tatum Rd.
Lawton, OK 73507
Vision Institute of Canada
16 York Mills Road, Suite 110
Toronto, Ontario M2P 2E5 Canada


Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
900 NW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33136
VA Medical Center – Baltimore 

Eye Center
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

VA Medical Center – Brooklyn
VAMC Brooklyn
Surgical Service – Optometry
800 Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY 11209
VA Medical Center – Buffalo
VAMC Buffalo
3495 Bailey Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14215
VA Hudson Valley
Health Care System
P.O. Box 100
Montrose, NY 10548
VA Medical Center – Lyons
151 Knollcroft Road
Lyons, NJ 07939
VA Medical Center – Manchester
718 Smyth Road
C/O Eye Clinic
Manchester, NH 03104
VA Medical Center – Newington
555 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT 06111
VA Medical Center – Northport
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768-2290
VA Medical Center – Perry Point
VA Maryland Health Care System
Optometry Clinic (11C1)
Perry Point, Maryland 21902
VA Medical Center – Southern Arizona
S. Arizona VA Health Care System
3601 South 6th Avenue (2-112A)
Tuscson, AZ 85723
Northwest CBOC
Northwest Tuscson Community Based
Outpatient Clinic
2945 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
VA – St. Albans
NY Harbor Health Care System

VA Primary Care Facility
Linden Blvd. & 179th St.
St. Albans, NY 11425
VA Heathcare Network-Syracuse
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210Y 11768-2290
VA Medical Center – West Haven
West Haven Campus
Eye Clinic (112D)
Bldg. 2 Floor 4
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
VAMC – Wilmington, DE
1601 Kirkwood, Highway
Wilmington, DE 19805
Woodhull Medical & Mental Health Center
Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC)
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206


Annapolis Naval Medical Clinic
Optometry Department
250 Wood Road
Annapolis, MD 21402
Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital
Dept of Optometry
PO Box 555191
Keller Army Community Hospital
KACH, Optometry Clinic
Bldg 606 & Bldg 900
West Point, NY 10996-1197
Port Hueneme Naval Ambulatory CC
Ventura County, CA
Walter Reed
National Military Medical Center
Optometry Clinic/ Bldg 8
8901 Wisconsin Ave.


Aran Eye Associates
1097 SW LeJeune Road
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Capital Eye Consultants
3025 Hamaker Court, Ste. 101
Fairfax, VA 22301
Omni Eye Services of Atlanta
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
3rd Floor, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30342
Omni Eye Services of Balitmore
2925 Lord Baltimore Drive
Suite 3000
Baltimore, MD 21244
Omni Eye Services of New Jersey
485 US Highway 1
Bldg. A
Iselin, NJ 08830-3009


Eyecare of CNY
2901 Court Street
Syracuse, NY 13208
EyeCare Professionals, PC
1777 Kuser Road
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
Eye Care Unlimited
1748 Crosby Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
474 West Street
Keene, NH 03431
Family Eye Care
3111 Route 9N
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Family Vision Care and Vision Therapy
1234 Cherry Street
San Carols, CA 94070
Fox Chase Family Eye Care
7834 Oxford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
High Mountain Eye Care
33 Sicomac Road, Suite 204
North Haledon, NJ 07508
Scott Morrison Optometry
243 Main Street
Suite 120
New Paltz, NY 12561
Somers Eye Center
380 Route 202
Somers, NY 10589
Visionary Eye Associates
169 Rue DeVille
Rochester, NY 14618


Brooklyn Diabetes & Eye Center
1530 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Fromer Eye Centers
3130 Grand Concourse, Suite B6
Bronx, NY 10458
NY Vision Group
37 Murray Street, Unit B
New York, NY 10007
Total Vision
1830 Greene Tree Road, Suite 200
Pikesville, Maryland 21208


ABVI – Goodwill Low Vision Center
422 S. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Cornea and Laser Eye Institute
Glenpointe Center East
300 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Suite 71
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Siwoff Low Vision Center, PC
385 State Route 24 (E. Main St.)
Suite 2-D
Cherster, NJ 07930
SUNY – Advanced Care
SUNY- Clinical Research
SUNY – Contact Lens
SUNY – Peds and Rehabilitative Care
Low Vision Rotation at West Haven
Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center

West Haven Campus
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516


LVPEI-Prasad Eye Institute
Kallam Anji Reddy Campus
LV Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad, 500034 India
Wenzhou Medical College
Ophtalmology & Optometry
270 Xueyuan Road
Wenzhou 325003, Zhejiang, P.R. China


Customized Vision Care
428 S. Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821
Richlin, OD and Associates
8907 Wilshire Blvd. 3rd Floor Beverly Hills, CA 90211