Harriette Canellos, OD


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

Clinical Interests

Ocular Surface Disease

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