Fellowship Opportunity

NECO is the academic sponsor of the VA Optometric Research Fellowship.

A research fellowship in optometry allows you to receive highly specialized training and prepares you for a career in academia, research, or clinical practice and enhances the breadth and scope of professional opportunities available to you. Optometry fellowships are typically completed following a residency.

Completing this fellowship provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Enhance your marketability and increase your professional prospects in academia, industry, private practice, or a clinical or hospital setting.
  • Be mentored by experienced clinical and research faculty from the Veterans Administration Boston Health Care System and by faculty from NECO.
  • Enhance the visual welfare of America’s veterans.
  • Serve as an attending optometrist in the VABHCS optometry clinics and to be a lecturer /instructor at NECO.
  • Develop your speaking and teaching skills to serve as a role model and mentor.
  • Enroll in courses at NECO and earn a master’s degree in vision science.
  • Augment research within the field of optometry.
  • A competitive salary with an increase in year two; comprehensive benefits including health insurance, sick days, and vacation days; and funding to attend one academic conference per year.


Anne Bertolet OD, MS, FAAO

Optometry Research Fellowship, Boston VA Healthcare System