About the University Eye Center

Founded in 1971, the University Eye Center is the patient-care facility of the State University of New York College of Optometry. We are one of the largest eye-and-vision care clinics in the country examining approximately 70,000 patients annually.

At the UEC, we’re committed to extending high-quality vision care to a broad range of communities. We are proud to partner with numerous psychiatric centers, hospitals and ambulatory care centers affiliated with the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Our extensive Vision Screening Program reaches out to children in schools and community organizations throughout New York City.

Through our Homebound program, faculty and student interns provide comprehensive vision care to people with limited mobility across New York City. Beyond New York, UEC faculty and students regularly organize community-service trips to provide vision care to disadvantaged communities around the world.

Patient Care Services brochure

Visit the University Eye Center website for more information.


The University Eye Center is housed on the College of Optometry campus in Midtown Manhattan.

University Eye Center
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (888) 277-5666 or (212) 938-4001

To schedule an appointment, either pre-register using our Online Appointment Form at the UEC website or call us at (888) 277-5666 or (212) 938-4001.

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