College of Optometry
College of Optometry

College of Optometry

College of Optometry

33 West 42nd Street
New York City, NY 10036
(212) 938-4000
www.sunyopt.edu

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New York City
Location

298,000 Square Feet
Campus Size

397
Students

9
Residency Areas

102
PhD and OD Faculty

60
Full-Time Faculty

 

The College of Optometry offers degrees in the areas of optometry and vision science. The Doctor of Optometry (OD) is a four-year professional program after undergraduate school. Students entering the program generally have majored in the natural sciences at the undergraduate level. Accelerated acceptance is available through select undergraduate colleges.

Doctors of Optometry are considered the primary providers of eye care, providing treatment for ocular diseases, prescribing glasses and contact lenses and treating patients with a variety of conditions that affect the patient's ability to function effectively in daily life.

The PhD program in vision science is a research degree emphasizing the structure and processes of vision. A bachelor’s degree in the sciences is recommended for admission. The classrooms, laboratories, library and the patient clinics, which serve 67,000+ patients annually, are located in midtown Manhattan.

 

College Profile

2,400+
Hrs of Clinical Experience for each OD Student

97.3%
National Board Pass Rates

67,000+
Annual Patient Visits to the University Eye Center