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  • NECO Receives Community Partnership Award from MABVI

    Massachusetts Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired Honors New England College of Optometry

  • Commissioner Janet LaBreck Presents Keynote on Visionaries Day

    Commissioner Shares Stories of Perseverance, Perspective, Potential, and Advocacy with Second Year students at New England College of Optometry

  • Visionaries Day 2015 Celebrates Student Accomplishment

    13th Annual Visionaries Day includes public health poster presentation, business plan competition, and a keynote address by Commissioner Janet LaBreck

Faculty Profile

Jane Gwiazda, PhD, Professor of Vision Science
NECO has many opportunities for students to engage in research. Depending on their level of interest and experience, students can complete a master’s degree in vision science with a faculty mentor, participate in an intensive summer research program, or work for a few hours each week in a laboratory.

Upcoming Events

  • RLS: Dr. David Troilo presents "Myopia Control: Emerging Evidence-Based Practices"

  • Commencement 2015

    Back Bay Events Center
  • Light InSight Lecture Series Frances Rucker presents "Light and Development of Refractive Error"

I was especially drawn to NECO's emphasis on reinforcing classroom learning with a hands-on clinical approach starting in our first year with vision screenings and continuing in a variety of different sites around the city.
Emily Schwartz, 4 Year Program Student