College of Optometry
College of Optometry

College of Optometry

College of Optometry

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

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New York City

298,000 Square Feet
Campus Size

Enrolled Students

Residency Areas

PhD and OD Faculty

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

Hours of Clinical Experience for each OD Student

National Board Pass Rates

$1 Million
Estimated Annual Scholarships and Grants

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