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June, 2018

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NECO Opens New Student Clinical Training Center

New England College of Optometry, NECO, is pleased to announce the opening of the new NECO Clinical Training Center for students. The Clinical Training Center (CTC) provides a state-of-the-art training facility with traditional and high-tech optometric equipment and advance technology to enhance learning.  The goal of the Clinical Training Center…

April, 2018

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Student Achievement Celebrated at 2018 Visionaries Event

April 19, 2018 marked the 16th annual Visionaries Event at New England College of Optometry, NECO. Students, faculty, staff, and supporters came together for Visionaries: A Celebration of Student Accomplishment. The yearly spring event was originally created to showcase first year students Public Health Care posters, but has grown to include events…

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NECO Selects Dr. Howard Purcell As Next President

The New England College of Optometry Board of Trustees has named Howard Purcell, OD ’84, FAAO, Diplomate, as the thirteenth President and CEO of the College. Dr. Purcell was selected following a national search to succeed Clifford Scott, OD, MPH, who will be stepping down after serving for nine years. He…

February, 2018

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NECO Professor Interviewed on NBC For Revolutionary Low Vision Device

Nicole Ross, OD, MSc, FAAO, Assistant Professor at New England College of Optometry (NECO), was recently interviewed by NBC to share her expertise in low vision devices. The segment focused specifically on the ORCAM, a vision device that utilizes technology to assist individuals who are blind and partially sighted. The…

December, 2017

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NECO Kicks off Campaign 2020

New England College of Optometry, NECO, has launched an ambitious Fundraising Appeal called Campaign 2020 to support the development of the new clinical campus for students. The new campus includes the newly renovated NECO Center for Eye Care and a boutique optical shop at the Commonwealth location. Construction is slated to…

November, 2017

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NECO Hosts Successful Alumni Reception at Academy 2017

On Friday, October 13, 2017, New England College of Optometry (NECO) hosted its annual Alumni Reception at Academy 2017 in Chicago. The conference, held on October 11-14, 2017, was the 96th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. It was the largest meeting in the Academy’s history with over of 7,500 registrants. Attendees…

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Strong Participation by NECO at Academy 2017

Students, faculty, alumni, professional staff, and residents from New England College of Optometry (NECO) delivered presentations, posters, research, and lectures on a variety of optometric topics at the American Academy of Optometry’s meeting this year in Chicago.

October, 2017

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NECO Professors Participate in World Congress of Optometry in India

Continuing its long-standing commitment to global optometry, faculty from the New England College of Optometry, NECO, recently participated in the second World Congress of Optometry in Hyderbad, India. Hosted by the World Council of Optometry (WCO) in September 2017, the Congress welcomed optometrists, vision scientists, ophthalmologists, educators, health care providers, public…

July, 2017

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Low Vision Team Travels to the Netherlands

Although all optometry students study a broad array of topics during their education, many also choose to specialize in areas such as low vision, contact lenses, and pediatrics. At New England College of Optometry, NECO, the low vision team prepares future optometrists by teaching them about the role primary care…

December, 2016

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NECO Faculty, Students, Residents, and Alumni Present at Academy 2016

New England College of Optometry was well represented at the American Academy of Optometry’s Annual Meeting this past November in Anaheim, California. Faculty, students, professional staff, residents, and alumni presented posters, research, and lectures on a diverse range of topics in optometry and vision science.

November, 2016

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NECO Professor Awarded Scientific Research Career Development Award

November 21, 2016 Dr. Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, Assistant Professor at New England College of Optometry (NECO) has received the prestigious Scientific Research Career Development Award from the American Academy of Optometry (AAO). Up to two of Career Development Awards are given annually to optometric educators and scientists involved in research at schools and…

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NECO Hosts Alumni Reception at Academy 2016

On Friday, November 11, NECO welcomed over 240 alumni, guests and corporate partners to a festive reception at the Hilton Anaheim at the Academy 2016 meeting. The 2016 ACADEMY meeting offered attendees plenty of sun, cutting edge continuing education, clinically-relevant sessions, award ceremonies, an exceptional exhibit hall, as well as fascinating papers and posters.

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Dr. Bina Patel named Humanitarian of the Year by VOSH International

November 17, 2016 Each year, VOSH International presents a series of awards to honor optometric leaders for their service to humanity. VOSH, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, is an organization that seeks to provide vision care to underserved populations through the services of optometrists who donate their time and expertise to help…

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NECO Professor Receives Dr. Mae Booth-Jones Award for Education from Women in Optometry

November 16, 2016 Women in Optometry magazine recently presented its first Theia Awards of Excellence to six women ODs. The awards, named after the Greek goddess of vision and sight, honored women in the areas of optometric leadership, mentoring, and innovation. Each of the six awards is named after a pioneering and…

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NECO Hosts Student Workshop for Ocular Surface Symposium, SWOSS

New England College of Optometry, NECO, recently hosted a workshop for second year OD students that focused on dry eye education. The event, called SWOSS – Student Workshop for Ocular Surface Syndrome, was created “to expose optometry students to the most contemporary clinical protocols along with providing them the opportunity to…

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Drs. Lewandowski and Andrea Selected for 2016 ASCO Educational Starter Grant

November 8, 2016 New England College of Optometry, NECO, is pleased to share that clinical faculty members, Drs. Crystal Lewandowski and Thomas Andrea, NECO, have been awarded an ASCO educational starter grant for their project, “The New England College of Optometry Student Perception of Cultural Competence.”

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Low Vision Faculty Host Conference at New England Eye

November 1, 2016 Close to fifty participants attended the second annual “Making the Grade Conference” on October 18, 2016. The event was sponsored by New England Eye, Boston Public Schools (BPS), and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) and focused on rehabilitation strategies for children with vision impairment. New England Eye is the…

October, 2016

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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…

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Dr. Alexis Malkin Chosen to Participate in Emerging Vision Scientist Day

For the second year in a row, young vision scientists from around the country gathered to share their research at the Emerging Vision Scientists Day in Washington D.C. Representing New England College of Optometry, NECO, Clinical Assistant Professor Alexis Malkin, OD ‘08 joined 21 other participants involved in basic and clinical…

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NECO Professor Receives AOF/Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Innovation in Education Grant

October 3, 2016 - Elena Z. Biffi, OD, MSc, FAAO has been selected as one of three 2016 Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Innovation in Education Grant Recipients by the American Optometry Foundation (AOF). Dr. Biffi is an Assistant Professor of Optometry at New England College of Optometry, NECO, and staff optometrist…