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Looking into the future of optometric education, the demands upon twenty-first century optometrists will be many. Change will be a constant element in the delivery of care. Optometrists will need to assimilate an ever-expanding knowledge base, negotiate a complex health care system, learn and use new technologies in both the diagnosis and treatment of disease, adapt to new information systems and continue to broaden their primary role. With these challenges in mind, the optometric education programs of The New England College of Optometry provide students with the knowledge, the skills and the attitudes needed to be successful throughout their careers.  

The College's rigorous academic programs feature:
  • A clinically-based curriculum that provides you with the opportunity to work out in the field with patients starting during your first week.
  • A strong emphasis upon the integration of the basic and clinical sciences.
  • A network of 70 field sites that enable you to work with ethnically diverse populations, children and the elderly.
  • "Just-in-time" teaching, through which the timing and sequencing of educational assignments are directly linked to patient care experiences.
  • An educational program based within the broader context of the patient's relationship to the community and the health care system.
Degree Options

Click on a program below for more information.

Four-year Doctor of Optometry Degree Program
Graduate Programs
M.S./O.D. China Program
Advanced Standing International Program
Accelerated Doctor of Optometry Degree Program
Office of Academic Affairs Phone: 617-587-5587   Fax: 617-587-5560
Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Barry Fisch, O.D.
Administrative Assistant

Camille Ruán


The New England College of Optometry is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association and by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc. Both ACOE and CIHE and their respective associations are recognized by the Council of Post-Secondary Accreditation.