Training Sites

As a student, you get access to one of the most comprehensive optometric clinical systems in the country.

The NECO clinical network includes collaborative relationships and clinical affiliations with sites throughout the Greater Boston area, nationally, and internationally.

The extensive network provides students exposure to a greater variety of systemic diseases, disabilities, and socio-economic barriers than if  training in one eye center. And, you’ll experience a unique multidisciplinary model where you’ll be a part of the patient’s healthcare team, collaborating with primary care doctors, ophthalmologists, pediatricians, and other providers.

NECO Center for Eye Care

The NECO Center for Eye Care is one of the most comprehensive eye centers in New England. It provides students the chance to learn from experts in our specialty clinics including:

  • Cornea and Contact Lenses
  • Dry Eye
  • Low Vision
  • Myopia Control
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Vision Therapy

Clinical Partnerships

For rotations and your fourth year externships, the NECO clinical network offers unique experiences. Many students experience a new view of optometry, the healthcare system, and the opportunities to practice in different settings.

  • Community health centers
  • Academic medical centers
  • VA Medical Centers
  • Army & Naval Health Clinics
  • Private and group OD practices
  • MD/OD group practices
  • Canadian eye clinics
  • Indian Health Service
  • School-based programs
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Eye care for the homeless

Community Outreach Collaborations

NECO is committed to providing access to high-quality, convenient, and affordable eye care throughout the community.  NECO students help provide advanced eye and vision services, along with other coordinated heath services, for special populations including children, older adults, those with low vision, the homeless, and individuals with disabilities. The goal is to provide services for the whole community, including underserved populations. Our specialty collaborations include: