The New England College of Optometry (NECO) Clinical Network is the patient care and clinical education subsidiary of the New England College of Optometry. The NECO Clinical Network encompasses the wide network of local clinical sites throughout which our students do their clinical work. The clinic network was created by design, providing diverse clinical settings to help prepare students to practice efficiently and expertly anywhere in the world when they graduate. The breadth of clinical settings provides opportunities for students to experience a wide diversity of locations, patients, eye conditions and treatments during their education.
As a student, you will have access to one of the most comprehensive optometric clinical systems in the country, spending time at a variety of locations such as the NECO Center for Eye Care, as well as clinical partners and community outreach programs. These various locations allow you to conduct school-based pediatric screenings in your first year and more in-depth clinical work during your next three years at community health centers, hospital-based programs, school based programs, private and group OD and ophthalmic practices, Army and Navy Health Clinics, Indian Health Practice, and community outreach programs. The College maintains teaching and service affiliations with VA hospitals, US Public Health Service centers, major ophthalmic practices and other health facilities throughout the country and in Canada and China. The fourth year of the Doctor of Optometry degree program is entirely clinical and provides students the opportunity to do four full-time clinical rotation assignments at more than 50 clinical practice sites throughout New England, the United States, China, England, and Canada. Learn more about our externship program.
Our Expansive Clinical Network