Dr. Daniel Bastian, FAAO, joined the faculty of New England College of Optometry, (NECO), in 2014 as an assistant professor of optometry in the department of Primary Care. Dr. Bastian was an Instructor of Record for the first year Principles and Practices of Optometry (PPO) I, II, and III courses. In June of 2018 Dr. Bastian became the new clinical director and residency director at Lynn Community Health Center. As the clinical director he coordinates all aspects of patient care and optical services. Dr. Bastian also serves as a clinical preceptor to interns in their second, third and fourth year clinical rotations from NECO. In addition to his responsibilities as a clinical preceptor, he also serves as the Residency Director in Community Health Optometry at Lynn Community Health Center in conjunction with NECO; one of only three community health programs the nation. Dr. Bastian was one of the founders of the Lynn residency three years ago.
Dr. Bastian first graduated from Boston University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology before continuing on to receive his Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2012. Following graduation in 2012, he completed an ocular disease and primary care residency through the VA Boston Healthcare System in Worcester/Brockton, MA. Dr. Bastian’s primary area of interest includes diseases of both the anterior and posterior segment. He is particularly interested in retinal imaging with spectral domain optical coherence tomography and the ocular manifestations of systemic disease. Dr. Bastian is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and is currently a member of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Bastian is also the NECO representative for the AAO’s Optometric Section.