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Residency Opportunities

Currently, NECO offers residencies in community health optometry, cornea and contact lens, ocular disease, pediatric optometry, low vision rehabilitation, and primary eye care at various locations.  Each opportunity offers different goals, objectives, and experiences. 

The New England College of Optometry (NECO) offers several different one-year residency programs to qualified optometrists who desire advanced training in clinical care.  NECO-affiliated residency programs begin on July 1 and end on June 30 and are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE).  Applicants must be graduates of an ACOE accredited optometry training program and should apply through the ORMatch website ( by January 31, 2019.  

Specific Residency Program Listings 

View the specific program listings below to learn more about each opportunity.  The Residency Roster is a one page document that lists specific contact information for each site. 

Community Health Optometry 

Cornea and Contact Lens 

Ocular Disease/Cornea and Contact Lens

Pediatric Optometry

VA Ocular Disease

VA Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation

VA Primary Eye Care/Primary Care Optometry

VA Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation

VA Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease

For more information, contact Douglas Hoffman, OD, Director of Residencies (

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