Dr. Morrison is an assistant clinical professor at the University Eye Center since 1985, and his private practice serves as a clinical rotation site for fourth year externs where Dr. Morrison is able to work one on one with externs to train the next generation of eye care providers. Our externs are thoroughly trained in primary eye care and the externships serve as the last portion of their education prior to graduating. It is very beneficial and valuable that so many of Dr. Morrison’s patients are willing to be seen by the externs, helping them to further their education and patient care abilities.
Extern - 2nd Quarter 2021
Originally from San Antonio/Boerne, Texas, Morgan is a fourth-year student at SUNY College of Optometry who will be graduating in May. She attended Pace University and was a member of their honor’s college. Morgan enjoys working with children and hopes to work with all age groups in a family practice setting in the future. She strives to personalize care for each patient to ensure a comfortable and respectful patient-doctor relationship. During her down time, she enjoys watching game shows and cooking/baking."
Extern - 3rd Quarter 2021
Kaitlyn is a fourth year student at SUNY College of Optometry. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude from Manhattan College with a major in Biochemistry. Her passion for optometry started during her sophomore year of high-school. Since her senior year of high-school, Kaitlyn has been working at an optometric practice near her hometown, and continued working part time throughout her education at SUNY Optometry. She is currently in the Ocular Disease/Low Vision micro-credential at SUNY Optometry and enjoys working with all age groups. Listening to patients and always showing compassion and empathy is very important to her. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, going to the beach and spending time with family. Kaitlyn hopes to one day work with patients specializing in ocular disease and low vision in underserved communities at a private practice or VA hospital.
Extern - 4th Quarter 2020/2021
Shauna is a fourth-year student at SUNY College of Optometry graduating in May 2021. Originally from Staten Island, New York, Shauna completed her undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. In her free time, Shauna loves reading, going to the beach, and playing piano. Shauna is looking forward to working at Dr. Morrison’s office and further developing her skills. She hopes to one day have her own full-scope optometric practice.
Extern - 3rd Quarter 2020
From the capital region of New York, She is an up and coming optometrist who enjoys putting in the effort to create an environment that is both comfortable and professional for her patients. She completed her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York at Albany in 2015 and dedicated her extra time working in an optometry office. It was here that Rebecca developed a passion for optometry and went on to study at the SUNY College of Optometry in Manhattan. Rebecca is currently in her 4th year and is expected to graduate with a doctorate degree in May of 2021. Over the summer of 2020 she completed an externship working in the Albany VA hospital where she regularly attended to patients. Rebecca is excited to be working at Dr. Morrison’s office and is looking forward to continuing to pursue her career in the field.
Extern - 2nd Quarter 2020
From Kingston, New York, Taylor is a fourth year student at SUNY College of Optometry and will be graduating in May of 2021. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Siena College in 2016. Taylor has been involved in numerous clubs during his time at SUNY Optometry. He is involved with SVOSH and is looking forward to a service trip to Senegal, Africa providing eye care to underserved areas. He has also served on the SUNY Contact Lens Education and Research club E-board and hopes to specialize in contact lenses. Taylor enjoys hiking and running on the trails that surround the Catskill mountains and going boating on the Hudson River.
Extern - 1st Quarter 2020
Originally from Monroe, New York, Erin is a fourth year student at the SUNY College of Optometry who will be graduating in a few months this May. Erin received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. John’s University in Queens. She enjoys mentoring students, volunteering, and is looking forward to a service trip this April to Jamaica, where she will provide free eye care to those in need. Erin hopes to one day have her own full scope private optometry practice, specializing in the care of those with binocular disorders, low vision, and traumatic brain injury.
Extern - 4th Quarter 2019
Hannah is originally from Buffalo, New York. She received a Bachelor’s degree with honors from The University of Alabama in 2015 and will be graduating as a Doctor of Optometry from SUNY Optometry in May. After graduation she plans for pursue a residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision. Hannah has a passion for working with children and adults with special needs, and recently volunteered at the New Jersey Special Olympics providing eye exams for the athletes. Hannah loves musical theatre and spending time with her friends and family.
Extern - 3rd Quarter 2019
Originally from Ringwood New Jersey, Mackenzie is a fourth year student at the SUNY College of Optometry. Mackenzie received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Connecticut. Her favorite part of optometry school so far has been her service trip to Grenada where she helped provide free eye care, glasses, and medications to over 1,000 local children and adults who lacked access to proper care. Mackenzie's ultimate goal is to one day have her own full scope private optometry practice.