Harriette Canellos, OD

Associate Clinical Professor
Clinical Education
Fourth Year Internship Instructor of Record


Dr. Harriette Canellos has been an Associate Clinical Professor at SUNY Optometry since 1993. She serves as both the director of the University Eye Center’s Referral Service and the Instructor Record for the fourth-year internship program. Dr. Canellos received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1992 and completed her residency at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center in 1993. She supervisors students and residents in the Advanced Care clinics. She has spoken and researched widely about anterior segment diseases. Dr. Canellos is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, member of the American and NY State Optometric Associate and a Diplomate of the American Board for Optometry. She received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2004.


  • OD, Doctor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry, 1992

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Ocular Disease - Boston Veterans Medical Center, 1993


  • Diplomate, American Board of Optometry - , 2014
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry - , 2003
  • NY State Doctor of Optometry - , 1992


  • 20+ Years of Service to SUNY Optometry, 2014
  • Community Spirit Faculty Award, 2012
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004

Professional Experience

  • Instructor of Record, 4th year Internship Program, SUNY College of Optometry, 2013 - Present
  • Referral Service Director, SUNY College of Optometry, 2007 - Present
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Array, 2003 - Present
  • Associate Clinical Professor, SUNY College of Optometry, 1993 - Present

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

CEC 4404A
Clinical Internship IV

CEC 4401A
Clinical Internship I

CEC 4401FA
Clinical Internship I

CEC 4402A
Clinical Internship II

CEC 4404A
Clinical Internship IV

CEC 402A
Clinical Internship II

CEC 403A
Clinical Internship III

CEC 404A
Clinical Internship IV

Clinical Interests

Ocular Surface Disease


  • Management of the Geriatric Patient. Clinical Cases in Eye Care Textbook. 2018. , 2018
  • Use of UBM to Rule Out Solid Iris Tumor. Primary Care Optometry News. 2005, 2005
  • Multiple calcified deposits along the eyelid margins secondary to chronic renal failure and hyperparathyroidism., Optometry (St. Louis, Mo.) 76 (3): 181-4 181-4, 2005
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome. Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease. 2001., 2001
  • Training the trainer: Developing educators for continuing professional education. Optometric Education. 2000, 2000


  • What’s New and What’s Coming: Anterior Segment. Lecture 2020 , 2020
  • What’s New and What’s Coming in Optometry, 2020
  • Dry Eye Breakfast and Learn, 2018
  • Ocular Surface Disease and Your Practice, 2017
  • Surgical Co-Management and Your Practice, 2016
  • Ocular Manifestations of Neurological Diseases, 2016
  • What's New in the Anterior Segment, 2016
  • Clinical Updates: Management of Anterior and Posterior Segment Disease., 2015
  • Glaucoma Grand Rounds: How would you manage these Cases?, 2015
  • Current Perspectives on the Posterior Segment and Systemic Disease., 2015
  • Current Perspectives on the Eye and Systemic Diseases: Anterior Segment,, 2014
  • Adventures in the Anterior Segment, 2014
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