New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce that Erik Weissberg, OD, FAAO, has been selected to serve as the next Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs. The appointment of Dr. Weissberg comes at the conclusion of…
Technology has revolutionized the way we practice, as well as how how we train and educate students. It is our responsibility to teach students to be aware of changing standards and methods of care so they can stay apprised of emerging trends in care throughout their career.
NECO has many opportunities for students to engage in research. Depending on their level of interest and experience, students can complete a master’s degree in vision science with a faculty mentor, participate in an intensive summer research program, or work for a few hours each week in a laboratory.
My work at the intersection of public health and optometry is geared toward expanding access to care on the state level and raising awareness of the broad impact we, as professionals, can have in and outside the exam room. I emphasize that optometrists are part of the health care team in an evolving collaborative environment.