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April, 2018

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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…

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…

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2018 STAPLE Program Provides Hands-On Contact Lens Experience

Contact lenses are an essential part of optometric practice and New England College of Optometry, NECO, provides courses and workshops to help students gain critical skills in contact lens fitting. On Sunday, February 10, 2018,…

January, 2018

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NECO and Wenzhou Medical University Move Towards Joint PhD/OD Program

The China Scholarship Council recently announced the recipients of the 2018 Chinese International Cooperative Innovative Talents Project funding. Included in the list of 29 approved projects was the PhD/OD program with New…

December, 2017

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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…

October, 2017

New England College of Optometry & Orbis Announce Partnership to Increase Access to Global Optometry image

New England College of Optometry & Orbis Announce Partnership to Increase Access to Global Optometry

New England College of Optometry (NECO) and Orbis International (Orbis) are pleased to announce their formal partnership to address the global unmet need for refractive and low vision services, with the goal of reducing avoidable…

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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…

September, 2017

Kristen Kerber, OD, MS, ‘16 Receives Pediatric Residency Award image

Kristen Kerber, OD, MS, ‘16 Receives Pediatric Residency Award

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) has announced Kristen Kerber, OD, MS ‘16, as a recipient of the 2017 Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award. Upon graduating from New England College of…

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New England College of Optometry (NECO) Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication

(Boston, MA) New England College of Optometry (NECO) hosted the formal opening of the NECO Center for Eye Care with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on September 18, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Members of the College, Board…

August, 2017

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Myopia Control Clinic Opens at NECO Center for Eye Care

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce the opening of the new Myopia Control Clinic (MCC) at the NECO Center for Eye Care Commonwealth.…

July, 2017

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Third Year NECO Student Releases OpTranslate Mobile App

To those outside the world of optometry, talking about astigmatism, hyperopia, and refraction may seem like a foreign language. But part of an optometrist’s job is to communicate complex concepts to patients. While this can…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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,…

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…

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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…