Founded in 1971 in New York City, the SUNY College of Optometry provides state-of-the-art education in the theory and contemporary practice of optometry. With primary emphasis placed on the excellence of its academic programs and faculty, the College also includes one of the country's largest outpatient eye and vision care facilities, the University Eye Center. Students receive an unparalleled clinical experience.

In addition to its professional program, the College offers graduate research degrees in Vision Science (MS/PhD) and post-graduate clinical residency programs. With more than 15 scientists involved in interdisciplinary projects, the College has gained an international reputation for excellence in innovative vision science research.