The Center for Vision Care

photo of Upstate Specialty Services at Harrison Center
University Center for Vision Care
Upstate Specialty Services at Harrison Center
Map & directions
Suite L
550 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315 464-5230
Fax: 315 464-6663
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm

The Center for Vision Care is a full service ophthalmology center which also is home to the Center for Retina Care.

The faculty includes a wide range of specialists. The center incorporates and serves three of the five hospitals operating in the Syracuse metropolitan area: University Hospital (or SUNY Upstate Medical University), Crouse Hospital (a private institution), and Veterans Administration Medical Center. Together, these form the primary ophthalmic referral and teaching network for the approximately two million people residing in the Central New York region.

Department of Ophthalmology physicians and faculty members are the ophthalmic tertiary care providers for this region.

Making an Appointment

  • Phone: 315 464-5230 or 1-800-926-1230 for a General Ophthalmology appointment
  • Phone: 315-464-5253 for a Glaucoma appointment
  • Phone: 315 464-5252 for a Retinal appointment
  • Phone: 315 464-5253 for a Uveitis appointment
  • Visit: Upstate Connect, to connect directly with an Upstate Connect Nurse

Patient Testimony from Press Ganey

October 2015 Press Ganey:
Dr. Swan and Dr. Jarstad took the time to explain exactly what was going on and what needed and needs to be done.

November 2015 Press Ganey:
Dr. Swan was very personable and professional. He explained everything to me and was very helpful. He took a great deal of time and effort with me and I am very grateful for his time and advice.

December 2015 Press Ganey:
Nursing staff was excelling in the care of my son while hospitalized.

January 2016 Press Ganey:
I have had nothing but good experience with the staff.

February 2016 Press Ganey:
Everyone was equally impressive. This is a great facility.

April 2016 Press Ganey:
Molly is my favorite. I always ask for her whether its just an exam or a procedure. She definitely deserves recognition.

Dr. Alpert is extremely knowledgeable and pleasant.