Dr. Beth Harper is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry and the Instructor of Record of Clinical Programs at the New England College of Optometry. As Instructor of Record of Clinical Programs, she oversees the clinical grading and progress of students in all Clinical Programs at the College.
Through her appointment as an attending optometrist with the NECO Clinical Network, she provides care to patients of all ages at Charles River Community Health in Brighton, MA. She has a special interest in the eye health and vision care of children, as well as in the areas of uveitis and glaucoma. Dr. Harper serves as a clinical instructor for second, third, and fourth year optometry students. Additionally, she provides on-site care for preschool and elementary school children throughout the greater Boston area on the NECO Mobile Eye Clinic.
Dr. Harper graduated from the University of Rochester in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Brain and Cognitive Sciences before continuing on to receive her Doctorate of Optometry from the State University of New York College of Optometry in 2007. She then went on to complete a residency at the VA Boston Healthcare System at Jamaica Plain in 2008. She joined the faculty at the College in 2011.
Dr. Harper is the Secretary of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists (MSO) and an active member of the American Optometric Association (AOA). For her work in membership and advocacy for the profession, she was awarded the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists’ Young Optometrist of the Year Award in 2012.