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The Pediatrics Unit, which includes the Children with Special Needs Unit and the Infants Vision Center, provides an average of 6,000 to 7,000 patient encounters per year. The Children with Special Needs Unit is one of the few programs in the New York City area dedicated exclusively to comprehensive vision care for children with special needs, providing an average of 500 patient encounters annually. The Vision Therapy/Rehabilitation Service including the Learning Disabilities Unit, diagnoses and treats patients with functional vision disorders. The Laser Eye Institute provides refractive surgery as an alternative to spectacles or contact lenses. Plan Goal: Expand the clinical areas of rehabilitation, geriatrics, ocular disease, special testing and imaging .

Comprehensive Vision Services As one of the largest optometric centers in the country, the University Eye Center offers an unparalleled breadth of services to its patients. The College faculty and students treat patients in the following areas: The Head Trauma Unit is the only freestanding optometric head trauma unit in the country, and the College offers the only optometry residency in this specialty. The Glaucoma Institute is the first optometric facility in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to glaucoma. The Ocular Disease and Special Testing Service (ODSTS) employs state-of-the-art procedures and diagnostic tools to evaluate patients. The Low Vision Service helps patients maximize remaining sight after vision impairment from eye disease or trauma.

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