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New program to train optometrists in Syracuse, with guest Robert Fechtner, MD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

NYC school to let students pursue degree at Upstate

Upstate Medical University and the SUNY College of Optometry are joining forces to help increase the number of trained eye doctors in Central and Western New York. This partnership provides an affordable option for aspiring eye care professionals, according to Robert Fechtner, MD, professor and chair of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Upstate. It also offers the chance to train in Syracuse, rather than at the optometry school's Manhattan campus. Fechtner discusses the career of optometry and what training will be like for the program, which launches in the fall of 2025.