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NECO Selects Dr. Howard Purcell As Next President

The New England College of Optometry Board of Trustees has named Howard Purcell, OD ’84, FAAO, Diplomate, as the thirteenth President and CEO of the College. Dr. Purcell was selected following a national search to succeed…

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NECO Honors 2018 Scholarship Recipients

New England College of Optometry is please to announce the 2018 Scholarship Recipients. This distinguished group of students was honored for their excellence in scholarship, leadership, and clinical expertise on April 5, 2018.

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NECO Student and Alumnus Receive Mattingly Scholarship

Two New England College of Optometry (NECO) students have been selected for the 2018 Bill Mattingly Memorial Scholarship. Micaela Gobeille, Class of 2018, and recent alumnus Rebecca Deffler, Class of 2017, were chosen to receive…

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NECO Professor Interviewed on NBC For Revolutionary Low Vision Device

Nicole Ross, OD, MSc, FAAO, Assistant Professor at New England College of Optometry (NECO), was recently interviewed by NBC to share her expertise in low vision devices. The segment focused specifically on the ORCAM, a vision…

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NECO Hosts Successful 2018 Career Symposium and AOSA Trade Expo

New England College of Optometry hosted the 2018 Career Symposium and AOSA Trade Expo for students and alumni on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Over 50 alumni and more than 200 NECO students and faculty participated in the day long…

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NECO Kicks off Campaign 2020

New England College of Optometry, NECO, has launched an ambitious Fundraising Appeal called Campaign 2020 to support the development of the new clinical campus for students. The new campus includes the newly renovated…

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Continuing Education Event Explores Role of New Technologies in Optometry

When the auto-refractor was first introduced, many optometrists were worried this new technology would make their profession obsolete. Fast forward to 2017 and new technologies are entering the field of optometry at a dizzying…

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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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Class of 2021 Leadership Scholarship Recipients Announced

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce the Class of 2021 recipients of the Leadership Scholarships. The NECO Leadership Scholarship program is an interactive mentoring program that pairs first year students…

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NECO Hosts Alumni Reunions for 1977, 1987, 1997, and 2007 Graduating Classes

New England College of Optometry, NECO, hosted alumni reunions for classes graduating in the 7s for the past 40 years on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Classmates from ‘77, ‘87, ‘97 and ‘07 gathered at the College to…

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NECO Welcomes Alumni at Vision Expo West Reception in Las Vegas

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, amidst the dazzle of Las Vegas and Vision Expo West, Dr. Tony Cavallerano, Director of Professional Relations and Margery Warren, Director of Alumni Relations welcomed twenty alumni attending…

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Kristen Kerber, OD, MS, ‘16 Receives Pediatric Residency Award

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced Kristen Kerber, OD, MS ‘16, as a recipient of the 2017 Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award. Upon graduating from New England College of…

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…

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Avani Dave, OD ‘17, wins Award for Contact Lens Excellence

Recent graduate Avani Dave, OD ’17, was recently selected to receive the Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care. The annual award is given to an outstanding fourth year student clinicians…

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NECO Faculty and Alumni Honored by AAOF

(Boston, MA) The American Academy of Optometry Foundation, AAOF, recently announced several 2017 awards to recognize great accomplishments and contributions to the field of optometry. The AAOF annually distributes awards, grants,…

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Thirty-eight NECO Residents Honored at Annual Conference

Optometry programs traditionally involve four years of study towards an OD degree. Upon graduation, many graduates choose to pursue an additional year of post-graduate training in a specialized area as a part of a residency…

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NECO Alumni, Students, and Faculty Visit DC for Optometry’s Meeting 2017

It was a capital week in Washington, D.C. as the American Optometric Association, the AOA, hosted a record-breaking 2300 students and doctors at Optometry’s Meeting 2017. The annual conference took place from June 21-25,…

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Recent NECO OD/MS Graduate Wins 2017 Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics

Four year optometry programs can be rigorous. A combination of didactic studies and clinical work leaves little free time as students work towards their degree. However, some students make time to earn a Masters in Science…

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NECO Celebrates Class of 2017 at 123rd Commencement

New England College of Optometry, NECO, celebrated its 123rd Commencement on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Boston Symphony Hall. During the ceremony, the College conferred 134 Doctor of Optometry degrees to students in the four-year…

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Alumnus Dr. Lu Fan, MS/OD ‘02, Speaks at the United Nations

Dr. Lu Fan, MS/OD ‘02, recently spoke at the United Nations in New York on May 5, 2017. The speech was part of United Nations Academic Impact Program (UNAIP). Dr. Lu Fan is the current president of Wenzhou Medical…