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Profiles In Vision

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Profiles in Vision is New England College of Optometry’s signature fundraising event. On October 26, 2016, New England College of Optometry welcomed over 250 friends, faculty, alumni, students, staff, and sponsors to celebrate Innovation, Leadership, and Access at our Profiles in Vision 2016 Gala Dinner. Learn more about this wonderful evening:

Profiles In Vision 2016

An evening honoring Commissioner Janet LaBreck and highlighting the work done by students and faculty at the New England College of Optometry through the mobile clinic and outreach programs. Proceeds from Profiles in Vision 2016 will benefit New England College of Optometry’s patient care low vision rehabilitation programs and other outreach services.   

Event Details:

October 26, 2016   at 6:30 PM 
InterContinental Hotel,  510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA  02210
Honoree:  Janet LaBreck, Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), United States Department of Education
Guest Speaker: Ben Mezrich, New York Times bestselling author and Boston resident

The event included Reception, Dinner, Program, and a silent auction. Auction items included an evening playing poker with best-selling author Ben Mezrich, a Back Bay Escape, a private cruise, an overnight stay at the InterContinental Boston, a Cape vacation, and tickets to the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox. View the Silent Auction listing.

For further information, please contact 617-587-5585 or

Event Co-Chairs

  • John Connors, Boathouse Inc.  
  • James Hunt, Jr., PhD, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • Clifford Scott, OD '68, MPH, New England College of Optometry

Committee Members

  • John Butterworth, CBRE New England
  • Kristen K. Griebel, OD '97
  • Richard M. Heller, Esq., Legal Sea Foods
  • Andrew Hoar, CBRE New England
  • Josh Kraft, Boys & Girls Club Boston
  • Jack McHale, Orbis, Thompson Aerospace
  • Oswald (Oz) Mondejar, Partners Continuing Care
  • Paul Saner, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
  • Joseph Zolner, EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education

About New England College of Optometry

New England College of Optometry, founded in 1894, has a long and abiding commitment to leadership, innovation, and access.  Over the years, the College has established itself as an innovator and leader in educating optometrists and providing comprehensive eye and vision care to the greater Boston community.   Learn more about our impact.


NECO’s vision is compelling: to be the preeminent college of optometry in the rapidly evolving world of professional education and health care. We graduate optometrists who are life long learners and who contribute to advancing the frontiers of optometric knowledge and excellence in patient care.


NECO employs evolving and emerging technologies in delivering education and in providing state-of-the-art patient care. We integrate innovative optometric education with early and diverse clinical care, and our commitment to excellence is aligned with the most advanced approach in preparing our students to be future leaders in health care.


photo of mobile eye clinic, called On-Sight

Improving access to eye and vision care and serving diverse communities continues to be the cornerstone of NECO’s clinical programs.  By utilizing the resources of our mobile van, we provide access to services beyond the Boston community. We deliver care to underserved communities and to the elderly, with an unprecedented commitment to providing services and care to partially-sighted individuals.