November, 2017

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NECO Hosts Successful Alumni Reception at Academy 2017

On Friday, October 13, 2017, New England College of Optometry (NECO) hosted its annual Alumni Reception at Academy 2017 in Chicago. The conference, held on October 11-14, 2017, was the 96th annual meeting of the American Academy…

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Strong Participation by NECO at Academy 2017

Students, faculty, alumni, professional staff, and residents from New England College of Optometry (NECO) delivered presentations, posters, research, and lectures on a variety of optometric topics at the American Academy of…

October, 2017

NECO Professors Participate in World Congress of Optometry in India image

NECO Professors Participate in World Congress of Optometry in India

Continuing its long-standing commitment to global optometry, faculty from the New England College of Optometry, NECO, recently participated in the second World Congress of Optometry in Hyderbad, India. Hosted by the World Council…

July, 2017

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Low Vision Team Travels to the Netherlands

Although all optometry students study a broad array of topics during their education, many also choose to specialize in areas such as low vision, contact lenses, and pediatrics. At New England College of Optometry, NECO, the…

December, 2016

NECO Faculty, Students, Residents, and Alumni Present at Academy 2016 image

NECO Faculty, Students, Residents, and Alumni Present at Academy 2016

New England College of Optometry was well represented at the American Academy of Optometry’s Annual Meeting this past November in Anaheim, California. Faculty, students, professional staff, residents, and alumni presented…

November, 2016

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NECO Professor Awarded Scientific Research Career Development Award

November 21, 2016 Dr. Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, Assistant Professor at New England College of Optometry (NECO) has received the prestigious Scientific Research Career Development Award from the American Academy of Optometry…

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NECO Hosts Alumni Reception at Academy 2016

On Friday, November 11, NECO welcomed over 240 alumni, guests and corporate partners to a festive reception at the Hilton Anaheim at the Academy 2016 meeting. The 2016 ACADEMY meeting offered attendees plenty of sun, cutting…

Dr. Bina Patel named Humanitarian of the Year by VOSH International image

Dr. Bina Patel named Humanitarian of the Year by VOSH International

November 17, 2016 Each year, VOSH International presents a series of awards to honor optometric leaders for their service to humanity. VOSH, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, is an organization that seeks…

NECO Professor Receives Dr. Mae Booth-Jones Award for Education from Women in Optometry image

NECO Professor Receives Dr. Mae Booth-Jones Award for Education from Women in Optometry

November 16, 2016 Women in Optometry magazine recently presented its first Theia Awards of Excellence to six women ODs. The awards, named after the Greek goddess of vision and sight, honored women in the areas…

NECO Hosts Student Workshop for Ocular Surface Symposium, SWOSS image

NECO Hosts Student Workshop for Ocular Surface Symposium, SWOSS

New England College of Optometry, NECO, recently hosted a workshop for second year OD students that focused on dry eye education. The event, called SWOSS – Student Workshop for Ocular Surface Syndrome, was created “to expose…

Drs. Lewandowski and Andrea Selected for 2016 ASCO Educational Starter Grant image

Drs. Lewandowski and Andrea Selected for 2016 ASCO Educational Starter Grant

November 8, 2016 New England College of Optometry, NECO, is pleased to share that clinical faculty members, Drs. Crystal Lewandowski and Thomas Andrea, NECO, have been awarded an ASCO educational starter grant for…

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

NECO Hosts Second Annual International Low Vision Virtual Grand Rounds image

NECO Hosts Second Annual International Low Vision Virtual Grand Rounds

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the low vision department at New England College of Optometry, NECO, presented their second annual international grand rounds program in conjunction with…

Dr. Alexis Malkin Chosen to Participate in Emerging Vision Scientist Day image

Dr. Alexis Malkin Chosen to Participate in Emerging Vision Scientist Day

For the second year in a row, young vision scientists from around the country gathered to share their research at the Emerging Vision Scientists Day in Washington D.C. Representing New England College of Optometry, NECO, Clinical…

NECO Professor Receives AOF/Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Innovation in Education Grant image

NECO Professor Receives AOF/Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Innovation in Education Grant

October 3, 2016 - Elena Z. Biffi, OD, MSc, FAAO has been selected as one of three 2016 Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Innovation in Education Grant Recipients by the American Optometry Foundation (AOF). Dr.…

September, 2016

NECO Professor Receives Frederic Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant image

NECO Professor Receives Frederic Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant

September 15, 2016 - Richard Jamara and the low vision team at the New England College of Optometry (NECO) recently received the Frederic Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant from the American Optometric Foundation…

July, 2016

Dr. Nicole Ross Receives  Special Recognition Award at ASCO Annual Luncheon image

Dr. Nicole Ross Receives Special Recognition Award at ASCO Annual Luncheon

Dr. Nicole Ross, Assistant Professor at New England College of Optometry (NECO), was awarded the 2016 Rising Star Award at the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry ‘s (ASCO) Annual Luncheon in Boston on June 29,…

June, 2016

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NECO Professor Participates on Thesis Defense Committee in China

For over 25 years, New England College of Optometry (NECO) has developed a longstanding, strong relationship with Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), allowing students and faculty members from both institutions to interact and…

May, 2016

Dr. Barry Kran Discusses Eye Exams for Individuals with Disabilities in New Webcast image

Dr. Barry Kran Discusses Eye Exams for Individuals with Disabilities in New Webcast

Barry Kran, OD FAAO, is featured in a webcast by Perkins School for the Blind entitled “Ensuring a Successful Eye Exam for Individuals with Ocular Visual Impairments”. Dr. Kran is professor at New England College of Optometry,…

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…