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About UEC

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 vision care clinics in the country with approximately 70,000 patient visits annually.

The UEC is comprises of internationally recognized optometrists, ophthalmologists, ophthalmic dispensers and other professionals. We utilize leading-edge technology to treat an extraordinary range of eye and vision-related issues. Because we are a teaching facility affiliated with a major university, we are able to provide services that go well beyond comprehensive eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses. Optometrists and other practitioners frequently refer patients to us when they have patients in need of advanced care or testing or other specialty services.

Some of our services include:

  • Adult and Pediatric Primary Care
    Exams, glasses and contact lenses, including specialty contacts.
  • Advanced Care
    Specialized care for patients with cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and other ocular diseases.
  • Rehabilitation
    Individualized care for patients with visual disorders, low vision and head trauma.
  • Diabetic Eye Care
    Diagnosis and treatment to minimize loss of vision due to diabetic eye disease.
  • Eyewear
    A large selection of frames, designer eyewear and specialty lenses.
  • Social Services
    Support groups and other services designed to help patients live with vision impairment or traumatic brain injury.

At the UEC we are committed to extending care throughout our broad community. We proudly partner with numerous institutions, such as the Bowery Mission and others throughout New York City and beyond, to provide the highest quality of care to as many people as possible. In addition, our extensive vision screening and educational programs reach thousands of individuals each year. And our Homebound Program provides hundreds of people with mobility issues with quality care in their homes.

To find out more about our involvement in the community and how to support it click here