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About NECO Clinical Network

The College’s clinical network is the patient care and clinical education subsidiary of the New England College of Optometry and one of the largest providers of optometric services in Massachusetts. The New England College of Optometry Clinical Network encompasses the wide network of local clinical sites throughout which our students do their clinical work. Through the network, our faculty and students provide optometric services to nearly 90,000 patients annually in more than 43 locations, including many of Greater Boston’s community health centers.

Clinical NetworkThe NECO Clinical Network manages all College-owned patient care operations and maintains liaisons through professional service agreements with other clinical training sites in the Boston area. Its patient care model is based on an assessment of community needs, working closely with these communities to provide the best services to meet those needs.

Throughout our network, our optometrists and students make a difference in the community, as well as in the lives of individuals with disabilities, older adults, homeless, and low-income children from varied cultures and backgrounds at 45 health care facilities throughout Greater Boston, VA Medical centers, Academic Hospitals, and two comprehensive eye clinics in Boston and Roslindale. New England College of Optometry is fortunate to be located in a city known for its world-class hospitals, superb medical care, and cutting-edge research and innovation.  

The NECO Clinical Network encompasses:

Comprehensive Vision Centers

NECO has operates two comprehensive vision centers.  These patient care locations provide comprehensive eye care individuals in the Greater Boston area: 

  • NECO Center for Eye Care Commonwealth
  • NECO Center for Eye Care Roslindale

Community Affiliates

Our clinical affiliates include collaborative relationships and staffing at: 

  • Community Health Centers
  • Academic Medical Centers  
  • VA Medical Centers

Community Partnerships & Outreach

New England College of Optometry is committed to providing access to high-quality, convenient, and affordable eye care throughout the community through the following services:

  • Pediatric School Health Programs
  • Individuals with Disabilities Service
  • Low Vision and Geriatric Service
  • Homeless Service

Learn more about the NECO Clinical Network. 

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