February, 2017

New England College of Optometry Breaks Ground on New Clinical Campus image

New England College of Optometry Breaks Ground on New Clinical Campus

At the end of December, construction began on our new clinical campus at 930 Commonwealth Avenue. Dr. Robert DiMartino, Academic Dean, New England College of Optometry, explains, “It will be comprised… Read More …

NECO Students Plan Lunar New Year Celebration image

NECO Students Plan Lunar New Year Celebration

During the week of the Lunar New Year, a committee of OD1s, working with Marie Hill, executive assistant to President Scott, hosted the first Chinese New Year celebration at New England College of Optometry,… Read More …

Fourth Year NECO Student Wins Optometry Student Challenge image

Fourth Year NECO Student Wins Optometry Student Challenge

Kimberly-Anne Llamzon, Class of 2017, New England College of Optometry (NECO), was recently chosen as one of three winners of the Optometry Student Challenge. The competition is sponsored by the ABB… Read More …

January, 2017

Letter to the NECO Community image

Letter to the NECO Community

In a message to the College community today, President Clifford Scott and the senior leadership team wrote, “The College leadership at New England College of Optometry affirms its unwavering support… Read More …

VOSH Night 2017 Raises over $4,000 for Annual VOSH Trip image

VOSH Night 2017 Raises over $4,000 for Annual VOSH Trip

On Friday, January 20th, the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) group held their biggest fundraiser of the year, VOSH Night. The student-run chapter at NECO (New England College… Read More …

NECO Welcomes Dr. Will To For a Discussion on Modern Optometry image

NECO Welcomes Dr. Will To For a Discussion on Modern Optometry

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, New England College of Optometry’s Private Practice Club hosted their first event of the spring semester, Modern Optometry with Dr. Will To. Dr. To is a recent… Read More …

Third Year NECO Student Wins Inspiration Award from Optometry Cares® – AOA Foundation image

Third Year NECO Student Wins Inspiration Award from Optometry Cares® – AOA Foundation

Jennifer (Phuong) Lim, Class of 2018, New England College of Optometry (NECO), was recently selected to receive an “Inspiration Award” from the family of Dr. Larry J. Alexander. This award was given… Read More …

December, 2016

NECO Doctors and Students Participate in Christmas in the City 2016 image

NECO Doctors and Students Participate in Christmas in the City 2016

On Sunday, December 18, 2016, over 4,000 families and children from local area shelters and temporary housing gathered at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to celebrate the Christmas in the… Read More …

Retiring Alumnus Transitions Practice to Recent NECO Graduate image

Retiring Alumnus Transitions Practice to Recent NECO Graduate

In the tradition of New England College of Optometry alumni helping one another, Dr. Sabrina Mayo, Class of 2016, recently purchased a private practice from NECO alum Dr. Karl Erdmann, Class of 1980.… Read More …

NECO Faculty, Students, Residents, and Alumni Present at Academy 2016 image

NECO Faculty, Students, Residents, and Alumni Present at Academy 2016

New England College of Optometry was well represented at the American Academy of Optometry’s Annual Meeting this past November in Anaheim, California. Faculty, students, professional staff, residents,… Read More …

Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ‘43, Founder of Dollars for Scholars, Dies at Age 95 image

Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ‘43, Founder of Dollars for Scholars, Dies at Age 95

It is with great sadness that New England College of Optometry shares the news of the passing of Dr. Irving Fradkin, OD ’43 at the age of 95. In addition to his contributions as an optometrist, Dr.… Read More …

November, 2016

NECO Professor Awarded Scientific Research Career Development Award image

NECO Professor Awarded Scientific Research Career Development Award

November 21, 2016 Dr. Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, Assistant Professor at New England College of Optometry (NECO) has received the prestigious Scientific Research Career Development Award from the… Read More …

NECO Hosts Alumni Reception at Academy 2016 image

NECO Hosts Alumni Reception at Academy 2016

On Friday, November 11, NECO welcomed over 240 alumni, guests and corporate partners to a festive reception at the Hilton Anaheim at the Academy 2016 meeting. The 2016 ACADEMY meeting offered attendees… Read More …

Dr. Bina Patel named Humanitarian of the Year by VOSH International image

Dr. Bina Patel named Humanitarian of the Year by VOSH International

November 17, 2016 Each year, VOSH International presents a series of awards to honor optometric leaders for their service to humanity. VOSH, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, is an… Read More …

NECO Professor Receives Dr. Mae Booth-Jones Award for Education from Women in Optometry image

NECO Professor Receives Dr. Mae Booth-Jones Award for Education from Women in Optometry

November 16, 2016 Women in Optometry magazine recently presented its first Theia Awards of Excellence to six women ODs. The awards, named after the Greek goddess of vision and sight,… Read More …

Micaela Gobeille Receives J. Pat Cummings Scholarship image

Micaela Gobeille Receives J. Pat Cummings Scholarship

November 15, 2016 Micaela Gobeille, OD/MS ’18, has been selected to receive the 2016 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship. The award is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc and the… Read More …

NECO Students Help Raise Awareness for World Diabetes Day image

NECO Students Help Raise Awareness for World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2016 At New England College of Optometry, NECO, students learn about the structure and function of visual and systemic systems, as well as eye health and eye disease. One such… Read More …

NECO Hosts Student Workshop for Ocular Surface Symposium, SWOSS image

NECO Hosts Student Workshop for Ocular Surface Symposium, SWOSS

New England College of Optometry, NECO, recently hosted a workshop for second year OD students that focused on dry eye education. The event, called SWOSS – Student Workshop for Ocular Surface Syndrome,… Read More …

Drs. Lewandowski and Andrea Selected for 2016 ASCO Educational Starter Grant image

Drs. Lewandowski and Andrea Selected for 2016 ASCO Educational Starter Grant

November 8, 2016 New England College of Optometry, NECO, is pleased to share that clinical faculty members, Drs. Crystal Lewandowski and Thomas Andrea, NECO, have been awarded an ASCO educational… Read More …

New England College of Optometry Participates in Children’s Vision Summit image

New England College of Optometry Participates in Children’s Vision Summit

November 7, 2016 Faculty and staff from New England College of Optometry, NECO, joined over 300 attendees at the recent Children’s Vision Massachusetts 2016 Summit meetings in eastern and… Read More …