October, 2017

New England College of Optometry & Orbis Announce Partnership to Increase Access to Global Optometry image

New England College of Optometry & Orbis Announce Partnership to Increase Access to Global Optometry

New England College of Optometry (NECO) and Orbis International (Orbis) are pleased to announce their formal partnership to address the global unmet need for refractive and low vision services, with the goal of reducing avoidable…

September, 2017

New England College of Optometry (NECO) Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication image

New England College of Optometry (NECO) Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication

(Boston, MA) New England College of Optometry (NECO) hosted the formal opening of the NECO Center for Eye Care with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on September 18, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Members of the College, Board…

Former NECO President Appointed Assistant  Commissioner of Public Health image

Former NECO President Appointed Assistant Commissioner of Public Health

Elizabeth Chen, PhD, MBA, MPH, former President at New England College of Optometry, NECO, has been appointed Assistant Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Reporting directly to the Commissioner and…

NECO Provides Vision Screenings for Boston Public School Students image

NECO Provides Vision Screenings for Boston Public School Students

On the evening of Tuesday August 29, 2017, students, residents, faculty and staff from New England College of Optometry, NECO participated in Boston Public School’s annual Countdown to Kindergarten event at the Boston Children’s…

May, 2017

Delegation from Wenzhou Medical Center Meets with College Leadership image

Delegation from Wenzhou Medical Center Meets with College Leadership

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, New England College of Optometry, NECO, welcomed a delegation of leaders from Wenzhou Medical Center to the College. The group discussed current education initiatives, leadership programs, and research…

April, 2017

NECO Celebrates Student Achievement at 2017 Visionaries Event image

NECO Celebrates Student Achievement at 2017 Visionaries Event

Students, faculty, and staff from throughout New England College of Optometry came together on April 20, 2017 for 15th Annual “Visionaries: A Day of Student Achievement.” This yearly event celebrated student learning and…

March, 2017

Announcing a New Name for New England Eye and New Facilities at Commonwealth Location image

Announcing a New Name for New England Eye and New Facilities at Commonwealth Location

March 28, 2017 We are pleased to announce that New England Eye, the patient care subsidiary and clinical affiliate of the New England College of Optometry, has officially changed its name to the New England College…

February, 2017

NECO Remembers Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ‘75 image

NECO Remembers Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ‘75

It is with great sadness that New England College of Optometry notes the passing of alumni Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ’75. Dr. Wallingford was a past President of the American Optometric Association, serving as 84th…

New England College of Optometry Breaks Ground on New Clinical Campus image

New England College of Optometry Breaks Ground on New Clinical Campus

At the end of December, construction began on our new clinical campus at 930 Commonwealth Avenue. Dr. Robert DiMartino, Academic Dean, New England College of Optometry, explains, “It will be comprised of three parts – a…

NECO Students Plan Lunar New Year Celebration image

NECO Students Plan Lunar New Year Celebration

During the week of the Lunar New Year, a committee of OD1s, working with Marie Hill, executive assistant to President Scott, hosted the first Chinese New Year celebration at New England College of Optometry, NECO. The committee…

January, 2017

Letter to the NECO Community image

Letter to the NECO Community

In a message to the College community today, President Clifford Scott and the senior leadership team wrote, “The College leadership at New England College of Optometry affirms its unwavering support of our students and employees…

December, 2016

NECO Doctors and Students Participate in Christmas in the City 2016 image

NECO Doctors and Students Participate in Christmas in the City 2016

On Sunday, December 18, 2016, over 4,000 families and children from local area shelters and temporary housing gathered at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to celebrate the Christmas in the City event. Christmas in…

Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ‘43, Founder of Dollars for Scholars, Dies at Age 95 image

Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ‘43, Founder of Dollars for Scholars, Dies at Age 95

It is with great sadness that New England College of Optometry shares the news of the passing of Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ’43 at the age of 95. In addition to his contributions as an optometrist, Dr. Fradkin, a Class of 1943…

November, 2016

New England College of Optometry Participates in Children’s Vision Summit image

New England College of Optometry Participates in Children’s Vision Summit

November 7, 2016 Faculty and staff from New England College of Optometry, NECO, joined over 300 attendees at the recent Children’s Vision Massachusetts 2016 Summit meetings in eastern and western Massachusetts. The…

Low Vision Faculty Host Conference at New England Eye image

Low Vision Faculty Host Conference at New England Eye

November 1, 2016 Close to fifty participants attended the second annual “Making the Grade Conference” on October 18, 2016. The event was sponsored by New England Eye, Boston Public Schools (BPS), and the…

October, 2016

New England College of Optometry Hosts Profiles in Vision 2016 Gala Event image

New England College of Optometry Hosts Profiles in Vision 2016 Gala Event

October 27, 2016 New England College of Optometry, NECO, hosted its Profiles in Vision 2016 Gala on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the InterContinental Boston. Over 250 alumni, faculty, staff, students, sponsors and…

August, 2016

New England College of Optometry Supports Boston Public Schools at Countdown to Kindergarten Event image

New England College of Optometry Supports Boston Public Schools at Countdown to Kindergarten Event

August 31, 2016, Boston – On Tuesday August 30, 2016, New England College of Optometry (NECO) once again offered vision screening to children entering Kindergarten at the Boston Public Schools “Countdown…

June, 2016

Boston Middle School Students Visit NECO image

Boston Middle School Students Visit NECO

Twenty-one middle school students recently visited New England College of Optometry, NECO, to learn more about optometry. The Dearborn STEM Academy students came to the College as part of an Optometry Career Exploration Visit.

May, 2016

NECO Students Provide Screenings and Eye Exams at Community Event image

NECO Students Provide Screenings and Eye Exams at Community Event

“I’ve always wanted to serve on the mobile clinic, but never had an opportunity to do so,” explained Karen Choi, Class of 2018, New England College of Optometry (NECO). As a second year optometry student, Choi has participated…

April, 2016

NECO Students and Faculty Participate in Mentoring Event image

NECO Students and Faculty Participate in Mentoring Event

The mission of New England College of Optometry, NECO, is to change the way people see the world through optometric education, discovery and service. Despite a heavy academic and clinical workload, NECO students find countless…