Where You’ll Train
NECO is firmly dedicated to its community-based clinical training model. This model comes with a commitment to creating an extensive network of clinical sites that provide experiences with varied patient and clinical conditions, clinic models, and diverse communities.
With community-based clinic sites, you’ll be able to develop critical skills and understanding of cross-cultural competence and social determinants of health.
A national role model in clinical education
The set of clinical training sites provide exposure to a multitude of systems, conditions, and collaborative care relationships in the healthcare system.
Clinical Training Center
We believe allowing students to train with a variety of systems and tools allows them to become agile in their approach and better prepared to integrate new innovations in optometry in the future.
We believe that for students to become great clinicians, they have to understand the communities they’re working in. As a national role model in community-based clinical training programs, students gain deep experience providing eye care in community health centers.
NECO Center for Eye Care
NECO’s own comprehensive eye centers are equipped the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. Students have the chance to learn from experts in myopia management, low vision rehabilitation, contact lenses, dry eye, pediatrics, and vision therapy.
Community Health + Clinical Training
Massachusetts Community Health Centers and NECO celebrate 50 years of providing eye care for all
Clinical Training in Action
NECO students are exposed to clinical training within their first year of school. They have the opportunity to explore and determine their own unique interests from many clinical experiences throughout their four years.