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Diane Adamczyk, OD

Director of Residency Education


Dr. Diane Adamczyk has been director of Residency Programs at the SUNY College of Optometry since 1999, where she is also a professor. She began her career in 1986 as a low vision consultant and as an assistant clinical professor at the College. Dr. Adamczyk is also a visiting faculty member at the New England College of Optometry in Boston. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1985 and completed a residency at the Newington VA Hospital in Newington, CT. Dr. Adamczyk regularly lectures internationally on ocular pharmacology, glaucoma, infectious disease control and prevention in optometric practice, headaches and on professional development topics.


Low Vision


Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry


OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University, 1985

BA, Villanova University, 1981


Newington VA Hospital Newington, CT, Primary Care with Ocular Disease Emphasis, 1986



Special Issue on Residencies. Optometric Education. The Journal of the Association of Schools  and Colleges of Optometry. 2003  (Spring): Volume 28 (Number 3). Editor.

Thomann K, Marks E, Adamczyk DT.  Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease. McGraw Hill. Co­ author/editor of text.  Second Edition. 2001.

Marks E, Adamczyk DT, Thomann K. Primary Eyecare in Systemic Disease Appleton and Lange. Co­ author/editor of text.  First Edition. 1995.

Journal Articles

Adamczyk  DT, Mozlin, R. Value Added Assessment of Private Practice Externships. Journal of Optometric Education. Submitted for publication, December, 2012.

Adamczyk, DT. The SUNY Residency Education Program. J of Behavioral Optometry. 2009; Volume 20 (Number 4): 86.

Special Issue on Residencies - An Introduction. Special Issue on Residencies. Optometric Education. The Journal of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometric. 2003 (Spring); Volume 28 (Number 3):78.

Adamczyk. DT. Red Eyes.The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Optometric Today. (United Kingdom) 1999:39:17 (September 10). p.35-37.

Adamczyk DT.  Am I Seeing  Things? Optometry Today.  (United  Kingdom) 1999:39:12 (June 18). p.37-39.

Adamczyk DT.  Is This Headache Serious? Optometry Today. (United Kingdom) 1999;39:6 (March 26), p. 46-49.

Adamczyk DT. Ocular  Manifestations of Migraines. Vision First. The World Wide Eye Inc. Fall 1997.

Adamczyk DT. Visual  Disturbances, Phenomenon, and Hallucinations. Optometry Clinics: Neuro­ophthalmic Disorders. Appleton and Lange. 1 996:5(3&4):33-52.

Adamczyk DT. Ocular and Adult Manifestations of Pediatric  Disease.  Practical  Optometry (Canada). 1995:6 (October):180-186.

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