July, 2017

NECO Faculty and Alumni Honored by AAOF image

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,…

Thirty-eight NECO Residents Honored at Annual Conference image

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…

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

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,…

June, 2017

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

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…

NECO Participates in Virtual Fair for Optometry Schools & Colleges image

NECO Participates in Virtual Fair for Optometry Schools & Colleges

On June 14, 2017, admissions representatives from New England College of Optometry will be participating in an Optometry Virtual Fair. This online event for prospective students is hosted by ASCO, the Association of Schools…

May, 2017

Eight Students Welcomed to 2017 Summer Research Training Program image

Eight Students Welcomed to 2017 Summer Research Training Program

New England College of Optometry, NECO, recently welcomed eight students into the 2017 Summer Research Training Program. Funded by a a research training grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health,…

NECO Celebrates Class of 2017 at 123rd Commencement image

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…

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

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…

Delegation from Wenzhou Medical Center Meets with College Leadership image

Delegation from Wenzhou Medical Center Meets with College Leadership

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, New England College of Optometry, NECO, welcomed a delegation of leaders from Wenzhou Medical Center to the College. The group discussed current education initiatives, leadership programs, and research…

Online Continuing Education Series Tackles Leading Cause of Blindness in Elderly image

Online Continuing Education Series Tackles Leading Cause of Blindness in Elderly

Boston, MA May 2, 2017 New England College of Optometry and PlatformQ Health to host three live, online sessions in May and July, covering new insights into age-related macular degeneration and geographic atrophy.…

NECO’s Student MSOS Chapter Hosts Public Policy Events image

NECO’s Student MSOS Chapter Hosts Public Policy Events

The MSOS club at New England College of Optometry (NECO) has been busy with events, lunches, and phone-a-thons over the past few weeks related to the proposed glaucoma bill and American Healthcare Act. The MSOS, Massachusetts…

April, 2017

31 Alumni Participate in 2017 Dinner with ODs Program image

31 Alumni Participate in 2017 Dinner with ODs Program

New England College of Optometry hosted their successful Dinner with ODs Program again this winter in February and March. This program is sponsored by NECO’s Alumni Association, in partnership with the Private Practice…

NECO Announces 2017 Commencement Keynote Speaker, Award Recipients image

NECO Announces 2017 Commencement Keynote Speaker, Award Recipients

For Immediate Release - April 26, 2017 The New England College of Optometry (NECO) will hold its 119th Commencement exercise at 10 am on Sunday, May 21. One hundred forty-seven graduates will receive their Doctor of Optometry…

NECO Celebrates Student Achievement at 2017 Visionaries Event image

NECO Celebrates Student Achievement at 2017 Visionaries Event

Students, faculty, and staff from throughout New England College of Optometry came together on April 20, 2017 for 15th Annual “Visionaries: A Day of Student Achievement.” This yearly event celebrated student learning and…

NECO’s Private Practice Club Hosts Dr. Pete Kehoe image

NECO’s Private Practice Club Hosts Dr. Pete Kehoe

On April 5, 2017, NECO’s Private Practice Club started off their April Wednesday Speaker Series with “Patient and Profit Success” by Dr. Pete Kehoe. Dr. Pete Kehoe is a practicing optometrist and past president of the…

March, 2017

NECO Honors Scholars at 2017 Annual Scholarship Ceremony image

NECO Honors Scholars at 2017 Annual Scholarship Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Recipients at New England College of Optometry. This distinguished group of students was honored for their excellence in scholarship, leadership, and clinical expertise on March 28, 2017.

Announcing a New Name for New England Eye and New Facilities at Commonwealth Location image

Announcing a New Name for New England Eye and New Facilities at Commonwealth Location

March 28, 2017 We are pleased to announce that New England Eye, the patient care subsidiary and clinical affiliate of the New England College of Optometry, has officially changed its name to the New England College…

NECO Welcomes Penelope Suter, OD as 2017 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence image

NECO Welcomes Penelope Suter, OD as 2017 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence

New England College of Optometry is pleased to host Dr. Penelope Suter as the 2017 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence. This annual program brings to campus a nationally renowned specialist in the field of pediatric and developmental…

NECO Alumni Board President and Daughter Featured in Review of Optometry Article image

NECO Alumni Board President and Daughter Featured in Review of Optometry Article

NECO Alums, and mother - daughter team, Linda Bennett, OD ‘80 and Rebecca Maida, OD ‘08 were recently featured in the March 2017 issue of Review of Optometry. Dr. Bennett is currently serving as…

February, 2017

Lu Fan MS/OD ‘02 Interviewed on Myopia in “Points de Vue” image

Lu Fan MS/OD ‘02 Interviewed on Myopia in “Points de Vue”

Dr. Lu Fan MS/OD ‘02 was recently interviewed about the state of myopia research at the Wenzhou Medical University and in China in the autumn issue of “Points de Vue” international review of ophthalmic optics. Lu Fan…