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March, 2019

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New England College of Optometry Provides Aira Access Services to Patients and Visitors

New England College of Optometry, NECO, is committed to investigating, testing, and utilizing new technologies as they develop throughout our College and Clinics. In working to further provide access for individuals with vision impairment, we are pleased to announce that NECO and the NECO Center for Eye Care are now providing Aira Access to patients and visitors for instant access…

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Natalie Wu, OD ‘19, Receives Award for National Vision Optometry Student Grant Program

New England College of Optometry, NECO, is pleased to announce that Natalie Wu, Class of 2019, has been chosen as a runner up in the National Vision Student Optometry Student Grant Program focused on the Role of Optometry in Public Health. The competition, sponsored by optical retailer National Vision, invites third and fourth year optometry students to share how they envision…

February, 2019

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Dr. Sangeetha Metlapally Joins the Faculty at New England College of Optometry

New England College or Optometry is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Sangeetha Metlapally, BS Opt, PhD, FAAO. Dr. Sangeetha Metlapally joined New England College of Optometry on Dec. 1, 2018, as a faculty member in the Department of Vision Science. She will teach courses in the OD and MS curricula, and continue her research in the fields of Optics and Binocular Vision.

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New England College of Optometry Appoints New Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce that Erik Weissberg, OD, FAAO, has been selected to serve as the next Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs. The appointment of Dr. Weissberg comes at the conclusion of an extensive search process during which the committee met with a talented pool of candidates from across the country. He…

December, 2018

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Clifford Scott, OD, MPH, Named President Emeritus of New England College of Optometry

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce that former president Clifford Scott, OD, MPH, has been appointed with the title of President Emeritus, New England College of Optometry. This honor comes in recognition of his accomplishments during a significant decade of leadership and fifty years of service to the College.

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NECO Offers New Residency in Community Health Optometry in Providence

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce a new residency in Community Health Optometry at the Providence Community Health Center. New England College of Optometry offers 16 specific one year residency opportunities throughout New England that include 38 total positions. New England College of Optometry offers residencies in community health, cornea and contact lens, low vision rehabilitation, ocular disease,…

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Jennifer Chu, OD ‘20, Receives the Brett G. Bence Leadership Travel Fellowship

New England College of Optometry (NECO) congratulates third year student Jennifer Chu, Class of 2020, as the recipient of the 2018 inaugural Brett G. Bence Leadership Travel Fellowship. The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. sponsor the award presented to a third or fourth year student or a resident enrolled…

November, 2018

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Marlene Catarino, Class of 2020, Receives J. Pat Cummings Scholarship

Third year student Marlene Catarino, New England College of Optometry (NECO) Class of 2020, was selected to receive the 2018 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship. The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. sponsor the award presented each year to a second or third year student from each of the schools and…

October, 2018

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NECO Student, Professor, and Codman Square Health Center Team Win Award for Vision Screening Project

Ms. Julie Alejandro, a third year optometry student, is part of the research team at the Codman Square Health Center that was awarded the 2018 Boston Children’s Hospital Community Partnership Fund (CPF). The CPF identifies and funds projects from community-based programs or organizations that seek to “improve the health and well-being of children and families” in specific neighborhoods of Boston.

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NECO Residents Win Travel Fellowships

New England College of Optometry, NECO, is pleased to announce that nine NECO residents have been selected to receive Travel Fellowships by the American Academy of Optometry. Each award winner will receive a $750 travel grant to attend the Academy 2018 meeting in San Antonio in November.  

September, 2018

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New England College of Optometry Graduate Receives Low Vision Residency Award

New England College of Optometry, NECO, is pleased to announce that alumna Rebecca Deffler, OD ’17, has been selected to receive the Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr. Residency Award. The award is presented by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation and honors the memory of Alfred A. Rosebloom, Jr., OD, DOS, FAAO. The AAOF explains that “The Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr. Residency…

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New England College of Optometry Graduate Receives Pediatric Residency Award

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce that alumna Emily Wiecek, OD, PhD (Pediatric Resident ‘18, AODP ‘17, PhD) was awarded the Terrance Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award for 2018. The award is presented by the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF). Dr. Wiecek joins a distinguished group of recipients, including twelve Pediatric Optometry Residents from NECO who have received…

August, 2018

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NECO Launches Search for Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs

(Boston, MA) New England College of Optometry (NECO) and the Dean Search Committee have launched the College’s search for a Vice President/ Dean of Academic Affairs. Reporting directly to the President of the College, the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs (VP/Dean AA) is the chief academic officer responsible for the faculty and the related administrative departments…

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Dr. Donald R. Korb Joins the Faculty at New England College of Optometry

(Boston, MA): New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce that Donald R. Korb, an alumnus, has joined the faculty as an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Korb is recognized as an international authority on dry eye, having named and described meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), the leading cause of dry eye, and co-inventing two of the leading dry eye products…

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NECO Hosts Annual Global Health Leadership Development Program

This year marked the fourth year of the Global Health Leadership Development Program (GHLDP) at New England College of Optometry, NECO. The program is a collaboration between Wenzhou Medical University (Wenzhou, China), New England College of Optometry (Boston, MA), and SUNY College of Optometry (New York, New York). The GHLDP was held this year from Monday, July 23 through Wednesday, August 1, 2018. …

July, 2018

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NECO Hosts Annual White Coat Ceremony

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, members of the New England College of Optometry (NECO) Class of 2021, AODP 2020, ASIP 2020, and the MS/OD China 2020 gathered with families, faculty, and staff at the annual White Coat Ceremony at George Sherman Union at Boston Union. At the event, students received their white coats and letters granting them clinical privileges. This ceremony marks a milestone in…

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NECO Welcomes President Purcell!

New England College of Optometry is pleased to welcome Dr. Howard Purcell, OD ’84, FAAO as the 13th President of the College. Dr. Purcell began his term on July 1, 2018.

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 its new NECO Clinical Training Center for students. The Clinical Training Center (CTC) provides a state-of-the-art learning facility with traditional and high-tech eye care instruments and advanced learning technology.  The College aims to prepare students to provide care in all types of clinical practice. The CTC includes…

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Hannah Yoon, OD/MS ‘20, Receives BSK Student Research Grant

New England College of Optometry, NECO, is pleased to announce that student Hannah Yoon, OD/MS ’20, was selected to receive the Beta Sigma Kappa Student Research Grant. The grant is awarded annually to one or two optometric students to support their planned project. Students can apply for grant funding for their research projects. Proposals are reviewed by the Board of…

May, 2018

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New England College of Optometry Celebrates 124th Commencement

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, New England College of Optometry (NECO) celebrated its 124th commencement ceremony at historic Boston Symphony Hall. The College conferred 126 Doctor of Optometry degrees to students in the four-year OD program and in special programs – AODP (Accelerated Optometry Degree Program), ASIP (Advanced Standing International Program) and MS/OD China. Three students were awarded a Master of Science Degree…