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April 21, 2021

A Message from the President

In the wake of the Derek Chauvin trial’s verdict and all that it represents, it is critical that we recognize and are sensitive to the anxiety, emotions, and profound weight of these tragic events on the lives of our SUNY College of Optometry family, especially our students and staff of color. During these emotionally charged […]

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April 13, 2021

SUNY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY TURNS 50

Virtual golden anniversary party to kick off a year of celebration New York, NY— The State University of New York College of Optometry community is gearing up to celebrate 50 years of study and service with a virtual celebration that will launch a year-long commemorative campaign stretching through June 2022 highlighting the history and contributions […]

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April 5, 2021

SUNY Optometry Student Among Recipients of CooperVision 2021 Best Practices Scholarship 

New York, NY—Following the announcement of its 2021 Best Practices honorees, CooperVision has revealed the recipients of its second annual Best Practices Scholarship. Offered to outstanding third-year optometry students, the scholarship enables future eye care professionals to learn directly from some of the best in optometry.  Among the three student recipients of the 2021 Best […]

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March 29, 2021

FINDING FOCUS FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Patient with TBI improves sight and outlook on life with help from her eye doctor New York, NY—More than 25 years have passed since retired historian and college professor Mary Marshall, PhD, was a passenger in a car crash that changed the course of her life. “A friend had driven me to Branchburg Community College […]

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March 23, 2021

SUNY BOARD OF TRUSTEES CHAIR VISITS SUNY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY

New York, NY—SUNY College of Optometry recently welcomed SUNY Board of Trustees Chair, Dr. Merryl H. Tisch, to campus to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on teaching and learning. Joining Dr. Tisch for her visit were SUNY Optometry Vice President of Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Guilherme F. C. Albieri, Vice President and […]

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March 10, 2021

SUNY COLLEGE of OPTOMETRY RECEIVES MAJOR GIFT FROM COOPERVISION 

Funding to support student scholarships, patient care, and research New York, NY– The State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry has announced a $30,000 gift from CooperVision, a global leader in myopia management. In recognition, SUNY Optometry named a specialized myopia examination room located in the College’s University Eye Center in the company’s […]

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March 5, 2021

PARTNERING FOR PROGRESS—SUNY OPTOMETRY CLINICIAN-EDUCATOR SHARES HER PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY WITH ZUCKER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PIPELINE STUDENTS 

  New York, NY— All eyes were on SUNY College of Optometry’s new director of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, Joy Harewood, OD, FAAO, as she shared insights on the optometric profession and her journey as a Black doctor during an interactive virtual Social Hour held on Wednesday, March 3, with over 30 high school […]

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February 26, 2021

SUNY Optometry Marks Black History Month with Inspiration Wall and Video Tribute

New York, NY—For the third year in a row, the SUNY College of Optometry chapter of the National Student Optometric Association (NOSA) honors Black History Month with an Inspiration Wall along with a video tribute highlighting the profiles and achievements of Black members affiliated with the College community. On display within the College’s Student Center, […]

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