Upstate Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences has a three-part mission: education, patient care, and research—and excels in all three domains. We have a nationally recognized residency program; clinicians who are national leaders within their fields that treat everyone, regardless of their ability to pay; and a research division that is ranked in the top 30 research programs in the United States.

You can make a difference by donating to one of the funds that directly support our mission and vision through a one-time donation or monthly gift.

Education

  • SUNY Upstate Ophthalmology Residency Alumni Fund #44600 – The specific purpose of this fund is to support activities and education related to the Ophthalmology Residency at SUNY Upstate.

Patient Care

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fund #37570 – The specific purpose of this fund is to support pediatric patients in need of contact lens or eyewear when no finances or limited finances are available.
  • Robert Swan's Rainy Day Fund for Eye Patients in Need #44653 – This fund collects contributions from ophthalmology practitioners and staff, grateful eye clinic patients, and supportive community members who understand the special place the eye clinic serves for those in great need. The funds will be used to provide patients with items or services that are not covered by insurance or other means but are necessary for continued care.

Research

  • Robert “Bob” Barlow Vision Research Fund #03975 – Funds are to be used to support vision/ophthalmology research at the Center for Vision Research.
  • Vision Research Fund #311 – The specific purpose of the fund is to support vision research.
  • Fechtner Research Endowed Fund #63507 – The specific purpose of this fund is to support ophthalmology research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
  • Barbara W. Streeten, M.D., Ophthalmology and Pathology Resident Research Fund #44400 – The specific purpose of this fund is to support resident research in ophthalmology and pathology.
  • Mayer Family Fund #24400 – The specific purpose of this fund is to support research on Exfoliation Glaucoma. 

General Support

  • Robert D. Fechtner, MD, Vision Support Fund #15257 – The specific purpose of this fund is to support vision related activities (patient care, teaching, and research).
  • Vision 2000 Endowment #739 – The purpose of the endowment is to support the Eye Care Center and the Center for Vision Research.
  • Central New York Eye Bank and Research Corporation Endowment #624 – The specific purpose of the fund is for the promotion of eye tissue bank services; the support of research and education; the saving, restoring, aiding or preserving eyesight; and helping to prevent or avoid vision impairment.
  • Joseph J. Frank Endowment for Low-Vision Services #637 – The specific purpose of the fund is to support patient care, education and research in low-vision services.

Donations

Give online: form below

Give by mail: Upstate Foundation, 750 East Adams Street, CAB 326, Syracuse, NY 13210
Make check payable to: Upstate Foundation with fund number in the memo

Give by phone: 315-464-4416

Thank you for considering a gift to support the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences. Your gift will be receipted by the Upstate Foundation.

 

 
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