The Innovation Center at NECO partners and consults with companies to develop, create, and bring to market emerging technology through evaluation, testing, validation studies, and more. We regularly test, brainstorm, study, and consult on nearly a dozen industry projects every year.
Through unique industry partnerships, we help shape the future of eye care while also preparing future optometrists for an evolving profession.
Evaluating & Piloting Emerging Technologies
NECO Innovation Center evaluated new software and an automated binocular refraction system new to the market. Our clinicians also helped pilot QuickSee, a handheld autorefractor developed by MIT-born startup PlenOptika, that allows optometry professionals to provide mobile screenings.
The Power of Collaboration
Dubbed the NECO Industry Collaborative, the meeting represents an occasion where multiple areas of the industry can gather to openly discuss the future of optometry with the schools. Stay tuned for details about the 2022 Industry Collaborative meeting.
Accessing the Latest Technologies
Students in our Advanced Surgical and Laser Procedures course gained practical training with lasers and intense pulse light technologies, among other advanced practices. This course was enhanced through industry partnerships giving students access to the latest equipment.
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