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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.


Community Healthcare Network, Inc.,
60 Maddison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
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
Gouverneur Health
227 Madison Street
New York, NY 10002
Gundersen Eye (Decorah)
1830 State Hwy 9
Decorah, IA
Gundersen Eye (Sparta)
1111 West Wisconsin Street
(State Highway 16)
Sparta, WI
NYU Health Center
726 Broadway
New York, NY 10003



Lawton Indian Hospital
1515 N. Lawrie Tatum Road
Lawton, OK 73507
New York Eye and Ear
310 E. 14th Street, Suite 603 South
New York, NY 10003
VA Albany Stratton
Medical Center
113 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
VA Baltimore
Health Care System
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
VA Boston
Health Care System
150 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130
VA Brooklyn
NY Harbor Health Care System
800 Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY 11209
VA Buffalo
Western New York Health Care System
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
VA Hudson Valley
Health Care System
2094 Albany Post Road
Montrose, NY 10548
VA Lyons
New Jersey Health Care System
151 Knollcroft Road
Lyons, NJ 07939
VA Newington
Connecticut Health Care System
555 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT 06111
VA Northport
Medical Center
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768
VA Philadelphia
Medical Center
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
VA Southern Arizona
Health Care System
3601 South 6th Avenue Dept. 2-112a
Tucson, AZ 85723
VA St. Albans
Harbor Health Care system
179-00 Linden Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11425
VA St. Cloud
Health Care System
4801 Veterans Drive St. Cloud
St. Could, MN 56303
VA Syracuse
Medical Center
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
VA West Haven
West Haven Campus
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
VA West Haven (LV)
West Haven Campus
950 Campbell Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
VA Wilmington
Medical Center
1601 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19805
Woodhull Medical & Mental Health Center
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206


Keller Army Community Hospital
KACH, Optometry Clinic
Bldg 606 & Bldg 900
West Point, NY 10996-1197
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, Suite. 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
OMNI Eye Services of New York
20 East 46th Street, Penthouse
New York, NY 10017


Cooper Eye Care
1452 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11228
Compton Eye Associates
4738 Broadway
New York, NY 10040
Customized Vision Care
428 S. Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821
Drs. Douglas and Victoria Weiss
5 Center Court
Palmyra, VA 22963
Eye and Sight Center
303 Sheppard Rd
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Eyecare of CNY
2901 Court Street
Syracuse, NY 13208
EyeCare Professionals, PC
1777 Kuser Road
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
Family Vision Care & Vision Therapy
57 EL Camino RealSan Carols, CA 94070
High Mountain Eye Care
33 Sicomac Road
North Haledon, NJ 07508
Hunter Family Vision
4700 West 135th Street
Leawood, KS 66224
New England EyeWorks
474 West St
Keene, NH 03431
NY Faculty Practice
222 East 41st Street
New York, NY 10017
Pamel Vision & Laser Group
115 East 51st Street #1B
New York, NY 10021
Patino Eye Care
81-14 Roosevelt Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Scott Morrison Optometry
Morrison Optometry
New Paltz, NY 12561
Somers Eye Center
380 Route 202
Somers, NY 10589
Richlin Eye Associates
Bev 8907 Wilshire Blvd, 3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA


Brooklyn Diabetes & Eye Center
1530 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
City Eye MD
330 West 58th Street, Suite 600
New York, NY 10019
Chu Vision Institute
9117 Lyndale Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55420
Downtown Eye Care
398 Bridge Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Eye Care Unlimited
1748 Crosby Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Fromer Eye Centers
3130 Grand Concourse, Suite B6
Bronx, NY 10458
Levin Eye Care
1838 Greene Tree Road, Suite 200
Pikesville, MD 21208
Malik Eye Care
Hollis, 20504 Hillside Avenue
NY 11423
Medical and Surgical Eyesite
902 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Miller Ophthalmology
101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 430
West Orange, NJ 07052

New York Laser Vision

2464 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11223
North Suburban Vision Consultants
360 S. Waukegan Road, Suite A
Deerfield, IL 60015
NY Vision Group
37 Murray Street, Unit B
New York, NY 10007


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


Flinders Vision
GPO Box 2100Adelaide, SA 05001
Vision Institute of Canada
4025 Yonge St, Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario M2P 2E5
Wenzhou Medical College
Ophtalmology & Optometry
270 Xueyuan Road
Wenzhou 325003, Zhejiang, P.R. China