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 NOSA Student Group Holds General Meeting

NOSA Student Group Holds General Meeting

On November 27, 2018, NOSA held their last general body meeting of the year. NOSA is the student extension of the national Optometric Association (NOA). This group aims to improve the quality and accessibility of eyecare in underserved communities. Additionally, they strive to provide awareness of ocular health issues and career opportunities in vision health.

Tina Khieu, Class of 2020 #WeAreNECO Interviews: Meet Tina

#WeAreNECO Interviews: Meet Tina

“Great experiences forge great doctors” applies to everything we do at NECO. The statement is not only referring to our early clinical education and extracurricular/service opportunities, but also to the experiences we bring in as individual students. Our unique background and interests play an important role in creating our collective student experience. While our common interest is the passion…

Students standing by TV monitors with contact lens boxes on table. Contact Lens Society Sponsors Mock Proficiencies for OD2 Students

Contact Lens Society Sponsors Mock Proficiencies for OD2 Students

On November 26, 2018, the Contact Lens Society successfully held their annual contact lens mock proficiency for OD2 students enrolled in the Contact Lens I class. OD2 students had just recently finished their Ocular Disease Principles II proficiencies, which comprised of six different optometric skills and now had proficiencies to do for the Contact Lens class.

Dr. Marsha Benshir at podium in front of lecture hall with students seated.  Dr. Marsha Benshir Lectures About Neuro-Optometry

Dr. Marsha Benshir Lectures About Neuro-Optometry

NORA, or otherwise known as Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, is a student organization that “is committed to advancing treatment of the neurologically impaired patients.” The group also provides tutoring and support for New England College of Optometry (NECO) students taking the Neuroanatomy course and brings in speakers to speak about their personal experiences. At the most recent NORA meeting, two speakers…

Pratima reading a book with view through a circle made out of books. Application Process: Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statement, OAT

Application Process: Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statement, OAT

Applying to optometry school will be one the most exciting times of your life. All of the experiences that have shaped you into the person you are today will be put into words, and you want to make sure that you show your best possible self. Admissions receives hundreds of applications each year, so you want to make sure you…

Xmas tree lit up outside with crowd of people surrounding it. ‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

It’s that time of year in the Northeast when the sun sets at 4PM, the holiday craze sets in, and the weather gets more moody than me when I don’t have my morning cup of coffee. As the days become shorter and the nights become longer, I find myself experiencing sunlight mainly through the windows at school and…

 Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

Thanksgiving break could not have come quick enough for me this fall. After working hard for midterms and the Clinical Skills Exam, the thought of going back home for the next couple of days brought me so much excitement and comfort. I booked my flight for the Thanksgiving school break in early October, and ever since then, I had been…

#WeAreNECO label. Photo of Becky Su outside. #WeAreNECO Interviews: Meet Becky

#WeAreNECO Interviews: Meet Becky

“Great experiences forge great doctors” applies to everything we do at NECO. The statement is not only referring to our early clinical education and extracurricular/service opportunities, but also to the experiences we bring in as individual students. Our unique background and interests play an important role in creating our collective student experience. While our common interest is the passion…

 Why Essilor? Dr. Aaron Goffinet Visits PPC

Why Essilor? Dr. Aaron Goffinet Visits PPC

On November 15, 2018, Dr. Aaron Goffinet, Professional Development Director for Essilor (and former practicing OD) visited the Private Practice Club at New England College of Optometry. Essilor is a French-based international ophthalmic optics company that designs, manufactures and markets lenses to correct and protect eyesight.

Student looking through slit lamp at another student's eyes. 2nd Year Proficiency

2nd Year Proficiency

Second year is racing by, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. It’s already getting cold, with the chance of snow on the horizon. Midterms have come and gone, and shortly after, we began spending night after night in preclinic practicing our clinical skills. We are currently in the midst of finishing up the…