May, 2017

Eight Students Welcomed to 2017 Summer Research Training Program image

Eight Students Welcomed to 2017 Summer Research Training Program

New England College of Optometry, NECO, recently welcomed eight students into the 2017 Summer Research Training Program. Funded by a a research training grant from the National Eye Institute of the… Read More …

NECO Celebrates Class of 2017 at 123rd Commencement image

NECO Celebrates Class of 2017 at 123rd Commencement

New England College of Optometry, NECO, celebrated its 123rd Commencement on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Boston Symphony Hall. During the ceremony, the College conferred 134 Doctor of Optometry degrees… Read More …

Online Continuing Education Series Tackles Leading Cause of Blindness in Elderly image

Online Continuing Education Series Tackles Leading Cause of Blindness in Elderly

Boston, MA May 2, 2017 New England College of Optometry and PlatformQ Health to host three live, online sessions in May and July, covering new insights into age-related macular degeneration… Read More …

April, 2017

NECO Announces 2017 Commencement Keynote Speaker, Award Recipients image

NECO Announces 2017 Commencement Keynote Speaker, Award Recipients

For Immediate Release - April 26, 2017 The New England College of Optometry (NECO) will hold its 119th Commencement exercise at 10 am on Sunday, May 21. One hundred forty-seven graduates will receive… Read More …

NECO Celebrates Student Achievement at 2017 Visionaries Event image

NECO Celebrates Student Achievement at 2017 Visionaries Event

Students, faculty, and staff from throughout New England College of Optometry came together on April 20, 2017 for 15th Annual “Visionaries: A Day of Student Achievement.” This yearly event celebrated… Read More …

March, 2017

NECO Honors Scholars at 2017 Annual Scholarship Ceremony image

NECO Honors Scholars at 2017 Annual Scholarship Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Recipients at New England College of Optometry. This distinguished group of students was honored for their excellence in scholarship, leadership, and clinical… Read More …

NECO Welcomes Penelope Suter, OD as 2017 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence image

NECO Welcomes Penelope Suter, OD as 2017 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence

New England College of Optometry is pleased to host Dr. Penelope Suter as the 2017 Behavioral Scholar-in-Residence. This annual program brings to campus a nationally renowned specialist in the field… Read More …

February, 2017

NECO Remembers Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ‘75 image

NECO Remembers Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ‘75

It is with great sadness that New England College of Optometry notes the passing of alumni Dr. Richard Wallingford Jr., OD ’75. Dr. Wallingford was a past President of the American Optometric Association,… Read More …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …