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Sunday Seminar Series

The Sunday Seminar Series of Continuing Education is sponsored in part by the Alumni Association. This series of seminars offers professional continuing education on a variety of optometric topics. Each Sunday program is comprised of five or six hours of COPE approved continuing education intended to augment clinical skills and promote excellence in patient care.

The following is a list of the Sunday Seminar Series that were held during the 2016 - 2017 season.  New seminars for the 2017-2018 academic year will be posted this summer. We encourage you to participate in our online programs, which offer complimentary CE to our alumni.  

2016 - 2017 Sunday Seminar Series

Pediatric Eye Health Symposium 
Sunday, September 18, 2016

A multi-disciplinary panel of experts discussed evaluation and management of pediatric ocular trauma and sports-related concussion, as well as new developments that impact eye care and outcomes for young children.

Speakers and Panel Experts: Catherine Johnson, Adjunct Associate Profession, New England College of Optometry; Stacy Lyons, Professor, New England College of Optometry; Ankoor Shah, MD, PhD; Aparna Raghuram, OD, PhD; Lenore Herget, PT, DPT, SCS, M.Ed, CSCS; Gayathri Srinivasan, OD, MS, Assistant Professor, New England College of Optometry; Bruce Moore, OD, Professor, New England College of Optometry; and Eva Marie Stahl, PhD.

Specialty Contact Lens & Videography
Sunday, October 16, 2016

LOCATION: Hotel Northampton, Northampton, Massachusetts
5 hours of COPE certified credit

This five hour program offered strategies on taking tried and true contact lens opportunities and integrating emerging trends into your everyday contact lens program. Experts discussed myopia control, ortho-K, fitting scleral contact lenses, treatment and management of dry eye with contact lens and billing practices. Videos demonstrating fitting and management of scleral lenses complemented the presentation.


  • Ronald Watanabe, OD, FAAO, Adjunct Associate Professor, New England College of Optometry
  • Andrew McLeod, OD '06, MS, FAAO, Assistant Professor, New England College of Optometry 

Keratoconus Disease: Evidence Based Successes
Sunday, December 4, 2016

LOCATION: New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA
5 hours of COPE certified credit

Best practices for treatment of keratoconus, the most commonly encountered form of irregular cornea, has evolved over the last decade to include early detection and the use of collagen crosslinking and scleral lenses as treatment options. Experts in the field shared their management experiences and present new research findings in the keratoconus arena.


  • Clark Chang, OD, Director of Clinical Services, Vision Group Holdings, The Laser Vision Institute and TLC Laser Eye Center
  • Lynette Johns, OD '04, MS, FAAO, Assistant Professor, New England College of Optometry; Clinical Education Consultant, Bausch & Lomb

Practice Management Beyond 2020
Sunday, April 30, 2017

LOCATION: New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA
5 hours of COPE certified credit

This workshop focused on ways to year to position, understand, and prepare for the future trends in eye and vision care. Experts provided the necessary resources to conduct a careful assessment to conduct your practice systems and finances. This event provided a comprehensive yet practical approach in gaining an understanding on how to build a successful and progressive medical and progressive business model that embraces today’s complex challenges of managing insurance, credentialing, accounting, technology, and co-management.


  • Stephen M. Montaquila, OD '94, FAAO, Diplomate, American Board of Optometry; Vice Chair, Advocacy Executive Committee, American Optometric Association
  • Harvey B. Richman, OD '91, FAAO, FCOVD, Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

NECO would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their support through unrestricted, educational grants.