University Vision Care Research Center

University Vision Care and Research Centers

Upstate Specialty Services at Harrison Center
Suites E and L,
550 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-5230
Fax: 315 464-6663
Name: Robert D. Fechtner, MD, Chair

The Ophthalmology department is a multifaceted organization which draws on the expertise and dedication of dozens of leading physicians and research scientists to provide medicine with advances in research, innovation in patient care, and quality instruction in the practice of ophthalmology.

As a department of SUNY Upstate Medical University, University Vision Care and Research Centers (the Department of Ophthalmology) are part of the oldest university in Central New York. The medical school holds the distinction of having graduated the nation's first female physician, Elizabeth Blackwell.

Vibrant and growing, the Department of Ophthalmology traces its roots back more than 130 years, yet works continuously toward the future, fulfilling the motto: "To Learn, To Search, To Serve."