The mission of the Department of Ophthalmology at Stony Brook University is to improve the vision and prevent blindness in those afflicted with eye diseases. Specifically, our Department aims to:

  • Provide the highest quality of multi-specialty ophthalmic care, available to all in an ethical, cost-effective and compassionate manner at our patient-friendly facilities.
  • Educate the next generation of physicians in eye diseases and their treatment.
  • Conduct research on ocular diseases including both clinical trials and basic research. Our research efforts will ultimately benefit patients on a global scale.

We pledge to our patients and referring health care providers that we will provide state-of-the-art eye care in an efficient, well-coordinated manner paying particular attention to the sensitivity and individual needs of each patient while promptly communicating with their personal health care providers who refer them to us.

Robert Honkanen, M.D., Chairman