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February, 2018


NECO Hosts Successful 2018 Career Symposium and AOSA Trade Expo

New England College of Optometry hosted the 2018 Career Symposium and AOSA Trade Expo for students and alumni on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Over 50 alumni and more than 200 NECO students and faculty participated in the day long event. “There was an amazing synergy throughout the College, the gathering of students, residents, alumni, and corporate partners met our expectations of an outstanding day,” explained…

December, 2017


Continuing Education Event Explores Role of New Technologies in Optometry

When the auto-refractor was first introduced, many optometrists were worried this new technology would make their profession obsolete. Fast forward to 2017 and new technologies are entering the field of optometry at a dizzying pace. Today, consumers can access smart-phone apps for anything from refraction and ordering glasses and contacts online at any time of day. Optometrists find themselves at a…

July, 2017

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, 2017. Faculty, alumni, and current students from New England College, NECO, took advantage of many opportunities to expand their knowledge and community through workshops and exhibit halls…

May, 2017

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. Optometrist, ophthalmologist, and retina specialists can interact with leading medical faculty and earn COPE®-accredited continuing education (CE).

March, 2017

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 vision and vision therapy to share their knowledge and experience in this field with students, faculty, and area clinicians.

October, 2016

NECO Hosts Second Annual International Low Vision Virtual Grand Rounds

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the low vision department at New England College of Optometry, NECO, presented their second annual international grand rounds program in conjunction with the low vision department at LV Prasad Eye Hospital in Hyderabad, India for the second year. The presentation utilized real-time video conferencing to allow collaboration between students and practitioners both Boston and Hyderabad. …

September, 2016

New England College of Optometry Hosts Kick-Off Event for Profiles In Vision Gala Dinner

September 1, 2016 - New England College of Optometry, NECO, held a successful kick-off reception for their Profiles in Vision Dinner Gala on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the Beacon Street Campus. The Profiles in Vision Dinner gala is NECO’s signature fundraising event. Nearly fifty guests attended the evening event representing NECO and the Boston community.

May, 2016

NECO Welcomes the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Clinical Educators Workshop

Close to 30 New England Eye clinic directors and faculty gathered on Friday, April 29, 2016 to take part in a day-long Clinical Educators Workshop. The event was part of ongoing professional development New England College of Optometry provides for our clinical faculty.

April, 2016

NECO Alumni Focus on Retinal Dilemmas

On Sunday, April 3, 2016, New England College of Optometry finished its 2015-2016 Sunday Seminar Series with great success.

March, 2016

NECO Professors Spearhead Participation in International Low Vision Awareness Program

Drs. Nicole Ross and Alexis Malkin, practicing low vision specialists and faculty at New England College of Optometry and New England Eye, recently travelled to India to present at the 35th Low Vision Awareness Program Plus (LAP +) in collaboration with faculty at LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad.

NECO Hosts Successful Cornea Symposium

On Sunday, March 20th, New England College of Optometry welcomed a distinguished group of optometrists and ophthalmologists for a Cornea Symposium. The group, led by Dr. Joseph Shovlin, FAAO, Northeastern Eye Institute and incoming president of the American Academy of Optometry, presented a day-long continuing education workshop for area professionals.

Dr. Patrick J. Pirotte Named 2016 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence

New England College of Optometry is pleased to host Dr. Patrick Pirotte as the 2016 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Pirotte is an active scholar and practitioner. He has been working in private practice in Wichita, Kansas for over thirty years, serving the community and training optometric interns. He is a certified fellow in COVD (College of Optometrists in Vision Development) and serves…

January, 2016

NECO Presents Lecture Series on Amblyopia Research

Following the successful Light In Sight lecture series last year which addressed the role of light and light-based optical technologies in our lives, New England College of Optometry announces an exciting Research Lecture Series for spring 2016 focusing on amblyopia research. The new series, titled “Amblyopia Research: Basic Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Treatment,” will include lectures about the brain’s response to…

November, 2015

Toronto Area Alumni attend Home Town Lecture on Low Vision

On Sunday, November 15, 2015, NECO Toronto area alumni gathered at Glow Fresh Grill in Don Mills, Ontario for Home Town Toronto. This continuing education program was part of the Home Town series that travels to several locations in North America providing professional programs to local alumni communities.

October, 2015

NECO Hosts International Grand Rounds with Practitioners in India

New England College of Optometry, NECO, recently hosted its first international grand rounds program via real-time video conferencing bringing together low vision practitioners from the United States and India. The program, entitled Low Vision Grand Rounds: Local Sharing of all Things Global, took place on September 18, 2015 from 6:45 am – 7:45 am using video conferencing technology at the College.