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Great Academic Experiences Forge Great Doctors

At New England College of Optometry, NECO, experience is everything. It’s where passion finds the passionate. Where knowledge meets impact. And where the power to change someone’s life for the better becomes realized. It’s where dedicated students learn how to become great doctors. At NECO, we believe in providing a rich set of experiences to prepare students to practice effectively and expertly anywhere in the world.

Academic Degree Programs

We offer seven degree programs to meet the needs of our students. Each of these programs is carefully designed to prepare future optometrists by providing a strong foundation in visual, biomedical, and clinical science and integrating this with diverse patient care experiences.  Learn more about our academic degree programs. 

Leadership and Vision

At New England College of Optometry, our leaders educate future leaders. Our curriculum is designed and continually enhanced to reflect the evolving needs of the optometric profession and public health. We foster an ethos that celebrates inquiry, collaboration, and life-long learning, all of which serve to attract and retain high quality faculty, students, and staff.

Innovation and Location

Boston and New England College of Optometry have a rich history of higher education and healthcare excellence. Our Boston location provides access to a richly innovative and active healthcare community. We combine classroom learning with extensive work in a variety of health care settings throughout our clinical network to help you learn, explore, and hone your abilities as a doctor of optometry. We believe great optometrists understand the people and communities they serve, the ever-changing health care system, and new technologies for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision and visual disorders related to disease.

Opportunity and Lifelong Success in Optometry 

Our educational platform is guided by our belief that exemplary optometrists are compassionate and skilled practitioners, thoughtful collaborators, innovative diagnosticians and lifelong learners. Our graduates enter the practice of optometry with the highest degree of proficiency, integrity and professionalism with the skills to work in an inter-professional healthcare environment.