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NECO Professor Interviewed on NBC For Revolutionary Low Vision Device

Nicole Ross

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 device utilizes a wireless smart camera, attached to the side of a pair of glasses, to recognize faces, identify products, and read aloud text from any surface.

The ORCAM, as well as other optical devices, are available for patients to explore as a part of the low vision rehabilitation services at the NECO Center for Eye Care. Following a full low vision evaluation, doctors make recommendations for optical solutions to suit each patient’s needs and goals. The low vision team helps patients assess their visual impairment and develop a customized rehabilitation plan specifically based on their lifestyle to maximize visual function in everyday life.

Dr. Ross specializes in low vision services at NECO Center For Eye Care.  In the segment, she stresses the importance of the portability of this device and its audio capabilities help create access for low vision patients. Please reach out to Dr. Ross or Dr. Richard Jamara at NECO Center for Eye Care with specific questions about the ORCAM or low vision services. 

Watch the NBC segment online


About New England College of Optometry

New England College of Optometry is an independent graduate college of optometry that educates students for careers in eye care delivery, research and education. NECO was founded in 1894 as the Klein School of Optics, and is the oldest continuously operating school of optometry in the United States. NECO prepares the next generation of eye care providers, educators, leaders, and innovators through a rigorous curriculum and extensive clinical experiences.   Through a vast network of clinical affiliations, our students put patient care first, providing vision care to children, older adults, the homeless, and individuals with disabilities through our work in our school programs, community programs, community health centers, and VA medical centers.

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