A group of dedicated optometrists and benefactors came together half a century ago, determined to create an institution that would support optometric education, vision-science research and extend quality vision-care to all New Yorkers. The SUNY College of Optometry evolved from this mission. Since opening its doors to the first class of students in 1971, the College has grown to become one of the leading colleges of optometry and vision research centers in the world. The College houses the University Eye Center-one of the largest outpatient vision care clinics in the country-and the Harold Kohn Vision Science Library-the largest vision science library in the country. These resources ensure SUNY students receive the most comprehensive clinical training supported by an outstanding academic education. The College also offers MS and PhD graduate degree programs, both independently and in conjunction with the Doctor of Optometry degree.
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