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33 West 42nd Street
New York , New York 10036-8003

Disability Resource Office

Room 933
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036-8003
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About SUNY College of Optometry

SUNY College of Optometry, located in the vibrant city of New York, is a public institution that offers a unique educational experience for students pursuing a career in optometry. As the only institution of its kind within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, the college has played a crucial role in providing top-notch optometric education for over 50 years.

Situated in the heart of Manhattan, SUNY College of Optometry enjoys the advantage of being in one of the most influential and diverse cities in the world. The college itself is nestled within a bustling urban environment, surrounded by renowned medical institutions, cultural landmarks, and a vibrant community. This prime location provides students with a myriad of opportunities to engage with professionals in the field, partake in internships at prestigious clinics, and immerse themselves in the vibrant lifestyle of the city that never sleeps.

The college offers a comprehensive four-year Doctor of Optometry (OD) program, which equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the optometric profession. Through a rigorous curriculum, students gain extensive theoretical and practical training, preparing them to become successful optometrists who provide quality eye care services.

SUNY College of Optometry boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, research laboratories, and a full-service eye clinic, where students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience under the supervision of experienced practitioners. This direct exposure to real-world patient care ensures that graduates are well-prepared to address the complex ocular health needs of their future patients.

Beyond the academic sphere, SUNY College of Optometry also prioritizes community engagement and research. The college is committed to advancing knowledge in the field of optometry through groundbreaking research projects and collaborations with other leading institutions. Students and faculty actively contribute to advancements in eye care, vision science, and public health through their research efforts, ensuring the college remains at the forefront of optometric innovation.

Furthermore, the college is home to the University Eye Center (UEC), a premier eye care facility that serves the local community while providing invaluable clinical training opportunities for students. The UEC offers a full range of eye care services, from routine eye exams to specialized treatments, making it a trusted resource for patients seeking comprehensive and cutting-edge eye care in New York City.

One of the notable aspects of SUNY College of Optometry’s curriculum is its emphasis on interprofessional education. Collaborations with other healthcare disciplines, such as medicine, nursing, and public health, enable students to build strong teamwork and communication skills, fostering a patient-centered approach to care. This multidisciplinary approach aligns with the evolving landscape of healthcare, where teamwork and coordinated patient management play essential roles in achieving optimal outcomes.

In conclusion, SUNY College of Optometry offers aspiring optometrists an outstanding educational experience in the heart of New York City. With its exceptional academic programs, world-class faculty, and access to a vibrant urban environment, students are provided with unparalleled opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. Graduates of SUNY College of Optometry are thus well-equipped to meet the challenges of a dynamic healthcare field and make a meaningful impact on the vision health of individuals and communities alike.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations