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June 18, 2021

SUNY College of Optometry Hosts Forum on Culturally Responsible Care

Panelists and participants discuss learning to serve patients’ unique needs first New York-NY—From appointment to exam, taking time to understand a patient’s beliefs and values from the start can lead to more productive visits with their providers and better health outcomes. This critical perspective in healthcare delivery served as the focus of Cases in Culturally […]

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June 18, 2021

HONORING JUNETEENTH

Dear College Community, SUNY College of Optometry joins with our Black students, faculty and staff in recognition of Juneteenth, the commemoration of the ending of slavery over 150 years ago. Our observance of this day on June 19th is a significant part of not only Black history but also America’s history in the journey to […]

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June 15, 2021

SUNY College of Optometry Student Receives AAOF Research Award

Orlando, Fl.—State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry third year OD/MS student, Gulnoza Azieva, has been named the recipient of the Joe and Janet Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research Award presented by The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF).  She earned the award in support of her research project focusing […]

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June 7, 2021

Pride Month 2021

Dear Students, Colleagues and Friends of the College, June 2021 marks more than 50 years since the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City, an event which led to a worldwide movement toward accepting and embracing differences in sexual and gender orientation. As we celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community’s progress, and our collective campus reaffirms our […]

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June 4, 2021

SUNY OPTOMETRY ALUMNI PARTNER FOR SUCCESS IN LIFE AND PRACTICE

New York, NY—Over 35 years ago, two students at SUNY College of Optometry embarked on a journey that not only led to fulfilling careers but also a life spent together. Today, husband and wife team Frank Barnes, Jr., OD, ’86 and Tanya Carter, OD, ’87, are parents of two grown children and partners of a […]

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May 28, 2021

FYEye, Spring 2021

Dear Colleagues and Supporters, I hope that this latest issue of FYEye finds you well and moving toward a return to normalcy. As we close an academic year like no other, I would like to reflect on how we have navigated the challenges as individuals and as a community to find a renewed sense of […]

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May 21, 2021

SUNY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY CELEBRATES 47TH COMMENCEMENT

Over 90 graduates earn degrees with Tweedy, Cepko as honorary recipients Keynote address given by NYS Assemblymember Paulin   The State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry held its 47th commencement on Thursday, May 20th, for 94 students who became doctors during an on-campus hybrid ceremony featuring pre-recorded elements and live stream presentations. […]

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May 20, 2021

SUNY OPTOMETRY VISIONARIES 2021: SHERRY XUANMING SHANG CLASS OF 2021 PRESIDENT

NYSOA AUXILIARY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE CLASS OF 2021   Growing up as an only child, California-native Sherry Shang says that her classmates often evolved into good friends and chosen family. It is a special bond that describes the close-knit relationships she developed with her peers at SUNY Optometry. “I’m so grateful to […]

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