To integrate the complementary strengths of the four SUNY Medical Universities and SUNY Optometry into a single SUNY Eye Institute (SEI) in order to enhance research and training in clinical and basic visual sciences in New York State.

Goals are to: 

  • develop pre- and post-doctoral training programs in eye and vision research across the five schools;
  • recruit basic and clinical investigators into eye and vision research;
  • promote and foster collaborative research interactions among vision scientists across the schools; and
  • establish state-of-the-art eye research core facilities at each of the campuses to serve and augment the capabilities of all five schools.


05/03/15 - 05/07/15

The theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting is "Powerful Connections: Vision Research and Online Networking." The meeting will be held in Denver, CO this year.

05/13/15 - 05/13/15

Timothy Kraft, PhD, Associate Professor of Vision Sciences & Neurobiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, School of Optometry

05/21/15 - 05/21/15

Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSc; Claes Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice-Chairman, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; Senior Scientist and W. Clement Stone Scholar, Schepens Eye Research Institute; Director, Cornea & Refractive Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, (Boston, MA)

State University of New York Medical Centers & College of Optometry Consortium

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