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Current Programs

Our programs are designed to provide a platform for clinicians and researchers to share the latest ideas, outcomes, and emerging practices.

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CE Programs and Lecture Series

Low Vision | High Impact 2022

Certification Course | 12 Hours of COPE Accredited CE

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This series will cover the application and prescription of low vision devices and technology. The goal is to provide low vision rehabilitation strategies that can be accessible to primary care optometrists as well as low vision specialists. The course will include an in-depth discussion and evaluation of the types of low vision devices and technology available to patients with all levels of vision impairment, as well as descriptions of the strengths and weaknesses of each type of assistive technology.

Participants will have the option to participate in individual webinars or a full low vision certificate program designed for the primary care optometrist interested in incorporating low vision rehabilitation into their practice. We will have a series of six webinars throughout the summer, and we will end with a 5-hour hands-on, in-person workshop on September 10th, 2022 in Boston, MA. All CE hours will be COPE Accredited.

Join us for Low Vision | High Impact 2022  organized by low vision experts:

Nicole Ross, OD, MSc, FAAO
Alexis Malkin, OD, FAAO
Alicia Donahue, OD, FAAO
Eli Peli, OD, MS, FAAO

Low Vision | High Impact Schedule:

Virtual Webinars

May 18th | 7:30pm-8:30pm EST | Nicole Ross, OD, MSc, FAAO | Zoom

May 24th | 12pm-1pm EST | Alexis Malkin, OD, FAAO | Zoom

June 16th | 12pm-1pm EST | Alicia Donahue, OD, FAAO | Zoom

June 30th | 7:30pm-9:30pm EST | Eli Peli, OD, MS, FAAO | Zoom

July 20th | 7:30pm-8:30pm EST | Alicia Donahue, OD, FAAO | Zoom

August 9th| 12pm-1pm EST | Alexis Malkin, OD, FAAO | Zoom

Live Workshop

September 10th | 9am-12 pm; 1pm-3pm | 930 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

VA Healthcare Lectures

Our VA Healthcare System Lectures are presented by VA/ NECO optometry residents. It is a partnership between NECO, VA Boston Healthcare System, and other VA Medical Centers.

Past lecture topics have included:

Limbal Cell Deficiency                                                                                                                      Jacqueline Kowal, OD

Review of Anterior Scleritis                                                                                                              Jasmin Geevarghese, OD

Cystoid Macular Edema                                                                                                                           Olivia Turner, OD

Prostate Cancer and the Eye                                                                                                               Sean Dennis, OD

Varicella-Zoster Virus Neuropathy                                                                                                    Emily Laga, OD

Macular Microvascular Ischemia                                                                                                          Allyx Beaulier, OD

Pachychoroid Neovasculopathy                                                                                                            Raymond Farmer, OD

Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy                                                                                            Michaela Temple, OD

Myasthenia Gravis and its Ocular Manifestation                                                                                  Tommy Cung, OD

When Ocular Disease Becomes Low Vision: Misconceptions and Management                      Lauren Thamel, OD

Anterior Uveitis & Ciliary Body Melanoma
Michaela Temple, OD and Allyx Beaulier, OD

Retinal Arterial Occlusive Disorders & Ophthalmic Complications of Herpes/Herpes Mimickers Sean Dennis, OD and Jacqueline Kowal, OD

Contact Rachel C. Druckenbrod, OD, FAAO, Tak Chau, OD, or Kevin Toolin, OD.

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Research Lectures

In our Research Lecture Series, vision scientists  present their latest research and engage in open discussions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to open the series to the public.

Past lectures have included:

Test-enhanced learning in continuing health sciences education
Meghan McConnell

Binocular rivalry
Jan Skerswetat

For more information, contact Dr. Chris Taylor or Drew Briggs.