Diane Adamczyk, OD

Professor
Clinical Education
Director of Residency Education

Bio

Dr. Diane Adamczyk is a Professor and the Director of Residency Education at SUNY, College of Optometry. She received her bachelor of science degree in biology from Villanova University. She received her optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed her residency at the Newington Veterans Administration Hospital. She has been at SUNY since 1986 and has been a private practice consultant for 20 years. At SUNY, her prior administrative roles have included being Chief of the Primary Care Service and Director of Externships. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Dr. Adamczyk is the instructor of record for the ocular pharmacology course. She also sees patients and supervises students in the University Eye Center. Dr. Adamczyk lectures nationally and internationally and has written articles, chapters and coauthored the textbook, Primary EyeCare in Systemic Disease.
Dr. Adamczyk is actively involved in the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, as both a member of the Residency Subcommittee and site team chair for numerous residency accreditation visits. Dr. Adamczyk was chair of the Evidence Based Optometry Committee, which oversees optometry’s clinical guidelines, including Diabetes Mellitus, the Adult Eye Exam, and the Pediatric Eye Exam. Dr. Adamczyk has received a number of recognitions, including the American Optometric Association President’s Award, Presidential Medal of Honor-Pennsylvania College of Optometry Recipient and the Albert Fitch Memorial Alumna of the Year of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.

Education

  • OD, Doctor of Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1985
  • BS, Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1982
  • BS, Biology , Villanova University, 1981

Residency/Other Post Graduate Training

  • Primary Eye Care with Ocular Disease Emphasis - Newington Veterans Administration Hospital, 1986

Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Optometry - American Board of Optometry, 2013
  • New Jersey Oral Pharmaceuticals - , 2007
  • New Jersey License - , 1985
  • New York License - , 1985

Awards/Honors

  • Presidential Medal of Honor, 2019
  • Iron Mike Award, 2018
  • Optometric Educator of the Year, 2018
  • Outstanding Scientific Paper/Project Award, 2017
  • Albert Fitch Memorial Alumna of the Year, 2016
  • Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow, 2016
  • President's Award. For Distinguished Service to Optometry, 2016
  • Outstanding Scientific Paper/Project Award, 2015
  • The Centenary Celebration of Pre-Health Education, 2015
  • Scientific Achievement Award, 2013
  • Arthur M. Gottlieb, OD Leadership Award, 2001
  • Fellow, 1988

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, New England College of Optometry, 2013 - Present
  • Professor, SUNY, College of Optometry, 2012 - Present
  • Associate Professor, SUNY, College of Optometry, 1995 - 2012
  • Assistant Professor, SUNY, College of Optometry, 1989 - 1995
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, SUNY, College of Optometry, 1986 - 1989

Teaching Interests

-Ocular pharmacology

-Ocular disease

-Evidence based optometry/medicine

-Ocular manifestations of systemic disease

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

BVS BVS-206SA
Pharmacology II

BVS 206SA
Pharmacology II

BVS 206SA
Pharmacology II

Clinical Interests

-Glaucoma

-Retina

Publications

  • Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Eye Care of the Patient with Diabetes Mellitus (2nd Ed), 2019
  • Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination, 2017
  • Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline: Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination, 2015
  • Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Eye Care of the Patient with Diabetes Mellitus (1st Ed), 2014
  • Allergic Eye Disease , (5): 2008
  • Antiallergy Drugs and Decongestants , (5): 2008
  • Allergic Eye Disease , (4): 2001
  • Herpes Zoster , (2): 2001
  • Myasthenia Gravis , (2): 2001
  • Myopathies , (2): 2001
  • Myotonic Dystrophy , (2): 2001
  • Rubella, (2): 2001
  • Toxocariasis , (2): 2001
  • Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease, (2): 2001
  • Arteriosclerosis, 31-39 31-39, 2000
  • Cardiogenic Emboli, 2000
  • Hypertension , 19-30 19-30, 2000
  • Herpes Zoster , (1): 1995
  • Myasthenia Gravis , (1): 1995
  • Myopathies , (1): 1995
  • Myotonic Dystrophy , (1): 1995
  • Patient Assessment , (1): 1995
  • Rubella , (1): 1995
  • Toxocariasis , (1): 1995
  • Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease, (1): 1995

Presentations

  • Evidence Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Eye Care of the Patient with Diabetes Mellitus, 2020
    Lecture
  • Headaches: What Every Clinician Needs to Know, 2020
    Lecture
  • Opioid Analgesics: Use and Abuse, 2020
    Lecture
  • Systemic Drugs: Their Ocular Manifestations and Management Considerations, 2020
    Lecture
  • Developing and Delivering an Effective Presentation, 2019
    Lecture
  • Ocular Pharmacology Course, 2019
    Lecture
  • Ocular Pharmacology Course, 2017
    Lecture
  • Ocular Pharmacology Update, 2017
    Lecture
  • Ocular Pharmacology Update, 2017
    Lecture
  • Ocular Pharmacology Course, 2015
    Lecture
  • Ocular Pharmacology Course, 2013
    Lecture
  • Ocular Pharmacology Course, 2011
    Lecture
  • Ocular Pharmacology Course, 2009
    Lecture
  • Ocular Pharmacology Course, 2007
    Lecture
  • Ocular Pharmacology Course, 2003
    Lecture

Services

University

  • 2014 - Present : Clinic Council - Array
  • 2012 - Present : Clinic Education Council - Array
  • 1999 - Present : Dean's Council - Array
  • 2015 - 2019 : Committee on Professional Qualifications - Array
  • 1989 - 2011 : Clinic Council - Array
  • 1999 - 2008 : Array - Director of External Rotations

Professional

  • 2018 - Present : Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry: Residency Affairs Committee - Array
  • 2018 - Present : American Board of Optometry - Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present : Summer Institute of Faculty Development - Other
  • 2006 - Present : Optometry and Vision Science - Reviewer/Referee
  • 2003 - Present : Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, Optometric Residency Committee - Array
  • 2012 - 2019 : American Optometric Association: Evidence Based Optometry Committee - Committee Chair
  • 2017 - 2018 : Optometric Matching Service - Chairperson
  • 2000 - 2015 : Optometric Education - Editorial Review Board Member

Did You Find What You Need ?

Thank you for your feedback!

Up