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Finger holding contact lens Fitting In a Contact Lens Workshop

Fitting In a Contact Lens Workshop

On October 4th, 2018, the Contact Lens Society, a club at NECO that informs and educates students on different contact lenses, hosted an Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with Hydraluxe fitting workshop. The workshop began with a short seminar from guest lecturer, Dr. Bradford Ripps, OD. Dr. Ripps represented Johnson and Johnson Vision, the manufacturer of Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with Hydraluxe lenses, and…

Tiffany and Tina standing by table at club fair. First Look Into Optometry

First Look Into Optometry

Halfway into my second rotation at the VA Hudson Valley, multiple patients have inquired into how I got started in optometry. Most assume I knew going into undergraduate school, but that was most definitely not the case. Although I knew I wanted to go into a healthcare field, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to practice.

 Have YOU Joined Yet?

Have YOU Joined Yet?

Happy October! School is in full swing, students are getting used to the new academic year, and the fourth year externs are on the path to a new rotation site. For this blog, I want to talk a little bit about the student life and student clubs at New England College of Optometry.

AOSA meeting in lecture hall with screen turned on. Welcome to AOSA

Welcome to AOSA

The American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) is a student organization affiliated with the American Optometric Association (AOA). The AOSA strives to empower students to thrive as doctors of optometry by teaching students to lead into successful and impactful careers.

Group of students at BBQ next to building A Place I Can Call Home

A Place I Can Call Home

Where do I even begin! It’s officially been one month since I moved to Boston to begin optometry school and I can definitely say that I have never been this happy in my entire life. Let’s take it from the very beginning.

Students in auditorium listening to speaker Dinner Over Dialogue With Dr. Wendy Hallier, OD

Dinner Over Dialogue With Dr. Wendy Hallier, OD

Last week, New England College of Optometry hosted a Dinner over Dialogue event. The Dinner and Dialogue series brings together students and industry partners for dinner and a lecture.  The events focus on communication and practice management.

computer screen showing OptomCAS. Navigating Through OptomCAS

Navigating Through OptomCAS

I can remember applying to optometry schools like it was yesterday. It can get stressful if you’re unsure on how to navigate through the process. I’d like to let you know about my experience with OptomCAS and hopefully this will be a good guide for any prospective student considering optometry.

 Finding My Groove

Finding My Groove

Now that my first month at NECO is concluding, I can’t help but make every possible science/optometry-related pun from what I’ve been learning. As dorky as it sounds, I love that what I’ve been immersed in this past month has been so fun and positive. September was not only the month of finding my groove but…

panoramic view of Federal Hill Charmed By Charm City

Charmed By Charm City

Rotation one done! For this past summer I had the pleasure of being placed for my first NECO rotation at the University of Maryland Eye Associates in Baltimore, Maryland. Even though I am from a different part of Maryland, I decided to live in downtown Baltimore with my classmate to avoid the traffic rush every day. A part of me…

Group photo at BBQ Loving to Learn, and Learning to Live!

Loving to Learn, and Learning to Live!

After a quiet summer semester at New England College of Optometry, 424 Beacon Street is a full house again! With first year students acclimating to the newness of grad school, second year students attending their first clinic orientations, and third year students still in disbelief that they’re less than a year away from starting their 4th year rotations, September is…