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Leading Optometry Researchers & Providers to Celebrate Dedication of State-of-the-Art Center for Pediatric Eye Care

SUNY Optometry will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 14th, 2022.




(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK —On Monday, April 4th, the nation’s leading optometry researchers and providers will celebrate SUNY College of Optometry’s official grand opening of the Center for Pediatric Eye Care, a recently expanded, state-of-the-art 5,000 sq. ft. clinical care facility that utilizes evidence-based practice to train future eye care professionals with the capacity to see 10,000 visits annually.

  • What: SUNY Optometry Pediatric Center Ribbon Cutting and Dedication
  • When: Monday, April 4th, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Who: Attendees and speakers include:
    • Dr. David Heath, SUNY Optometry President
    • Leading optometry researchers, educators, and providers
    • Donors, family members, and foundation supporters

In 2016, SUNY Optometry received a $1.5M grant from the State of New York, to expand 3,000 sq. ft. of its clinical care facilities for pediatrics with an additional $125,000 grant through the support of New York State Senator Brad Hoylman. Funds raised through Our Vision for Children were used to purchase new equipment, innovative diagnostic technology, and modern furnishings to create a welcoming environment for young patients and their families.

Donors who helped bring the innovative Optometry Pediatric Center to life include:

  • The late Barbara Saltzman, former Optometric Center of New York (OCNY) Board of Trustees President
  • The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, leading private international philanthropic foundation
  • Goldman-Cohen Family
  • Coopervision, global leader in contact lenses and myopia management
  • Mr. Richard Feinbloom, owner of Designs for Vision and member of the OCNY Board of Trustees

At the forefront of optometric education and research worldwide, SUNY Optometry will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 14th, 2022.


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