Record Number of Residents as Lead Authors 40 SUNY Optometry residents presented at the 2022 American Academy of Optometry meeting in San Diego, more than in any previous year. Nearly all were first or second authors.

Leading the Way for New York State Optometrists Following the passage of landmark legislation, SUNY Optometry is delivering the 40-hour curriculum , in collaboration with the New York State Optometric Association, to educate the more than 3,000 licensed New York State optometrists for prescribing select oral medications. “Now that this important legislation has been passed, SUNY Optometry is getting to work to ensure that all New York State optometrists have the training they need to deliver the best care to their patients.” — Richard Madonna, OD, ‘85, Director of SUNY Optometry’s Office of Continuing Professional Education

Alumni Leading the Profession After leaving SUNY Optometry, graduates go on to lead throughout the profession, taking top roles in industry, academia, organized optometry, and more.

Dr. Jason Compton ‘05 Owner, Compton Eye Associates, 2022 Alumnus of the Year

Dr. Eric Borsting ‘87 Dean, Southern California College of Optometry

Dr. Juanita Collier ‘09

Founder, 3D Vision Gym, COVD Fellow

Dr. Damaris Raymondi ‘15 Host, Eyes Up Podcast

Dr. Matt Geller ‘13 CEO and Co-Founder, CovalentCreative Medical Marketing & Media, 40 under 40

Dr. Viola Kanevsky ‘93

Owner of Acuity NYC, Past President of the NYSOA, selected as Newsweek ’s #1 Optometrist in 2022

Optometrist, NYC H+H / Metropolitan Owner, Sur Eye Care


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