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NECO Today

With its main offices currently located not far from the original Commonwealth Avenue clinic site, the New England Eye system of clinics has expanded to include sites throughout the greater Boston area. NEE is the largest provider of ambulatory eye and vision care services in Massachusetts, with 85,000 patient visits per year. In addition to NEE, the College’s nationwide network of affiliated clinical sites has grown to include over 150 clinics, hospitals, and specialized care facilities, including three sites in other countries. With each student providing care to patients in need during his/her education at the College, NECO continues to fulfill one its original missions – to provide outstanding patient care to those who need it.

NECO’s future looks bright. The College continues in its dedication to excellent patient care and its forward-thinking approach to educating today’s optometrist. This philosophy can be seen in the implementation of a curriculum that trains students to complete a full eye exam by the end of their second year of optometry school. It is also evidenced in the working relationships the College is forming with other colleges and universities, with a goal of providing education and patient care that allows collaboration among health science professionals and disciplines. NECO’s clinical affiliations are ever-expanding and the College continually attracts talented faculty and students. NECO is now considered a leader in optometry and optometric education throughout the world.

Sources:
NECO Library Archives
A Century in Vision by Susan Watson Moline
Frank Thorn, Bina Patel

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