The State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry is the single school of optometry in New York State. Located in midtown Manhattan, the SUNY College of Optometry was founded in 1971 by the New York State legislature and is a member of the SUNY Eye Institute. Among the college's programs are the Doctor of Optometry, Master of Science in vision science and the Doctor of Philosophy in vision science. The intimate program enrolls only about 75 students per year.
The SUNY College of Optometry is affiliated with the Optometric Center of New York, a foundation that promotes field research and patient care for the college's clinical facilities. Additionally, the University Eye Center, one of the largest outpatient clinics in the nation, provides eye treatment for the public.
Students living in university housing or off campus housing around the College of Optometry also have access to the school's international residency programs with various specializations in optometry. Funding provided by the Graduate Center for Vision Research for research grants at the college totals around $4 million annually.
Student living and off campus living places students in the center of New York City, with access to the seemingly unlimited number of cultural landmarks, educational centers, entertainment, and fine dining offered by Manhattan.
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