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Academics

Experience Great Opportunities and Possibilities

At New England College of Optometry, we believe experience is everything. We provide great academic, clinical, research, and student experiences to help you become a great doctor. We provide an education not for those simply looking to start a career, but an education for those looking to lead the profession. At NECO, we’re giving optometry’s future leaders the confidence, skill, and knowledge to practice effectively and expertly anywhere in the world.


Leadership, Location, and Opportunity

At NECO, we foster a community that provides opportunities to question, challenge, and explore. We believe great optometrists are compassionate and skilled practitioners, thoughtful collaborators, innovative diagnosticians and lifelong learners. 

Our curriculum is designed and continually enhanced to reflect the evolving needs of the optometric profession and public health. We combine classroom learning with extensive work in a variety of health care settings throughout our clinical network. These allow you to learn, explore, and hone your abilities as a doctor of optometry in Boston's innovative and active healthcare community.

Great doctors understand the people and communities they serve, the ever-changing inter-professional health care environment, and the new technologies for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision and visual disorders. We prepare doctors not only for the practice of optometry today, but ready to adapt to new discoveries, innovations, and patient expectations for future practice.

Degree Programs

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We offer seven degree programs to meet the needs of our students. Each of these programs is carefully designed to prepare future optometrists by providing a strong foundation in visual, biomedical, and clinical science and integrating this with diverse patient care experiences.