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Myopia Control Clinic Opens at NECO Center for Eye Care

New England College of Optometry (NECO) is pleased to announce the opening of the new Myopia Control Clinic (MCC) at the NECO Center for Eye Care Commonwealth. The NECO Center for Eye Care encompasses two comprehensive vision centers that are owned and operated by the College. They provide services to individuals at all stages of life, including new treatments for myopia.

New England College of Optometry has been a leader in myopia research for over twenty years. The Myopia Control Clinic allows our clinical faculty and eye doctors to apply the latest findings in myopia research to new treatments for nearsighted children and young adults. 

As instances of myopia (nearsightedness) continue to rise, the Myopia Control Clinic offers several research-based treatments for slowing myopia.  Treatments include specially designed glasses and contact lenses, as well as eye drops.

Fuensanta Vera-Diaz, OD, PhD, FAAO, one of the MCC eye care providers explains, “At NECO Center for Eye Care, we strive to practice evidence-based eye care. We understand the importance of rigorous measurements with new technology. As both a clinician and a scientist who has dedicated her professional career to myopia, I am excited about applying the latest scientific evidence to treatments for controlling myopia in our patients.”

For more information and scheduling appointments, interested patients and their parents should contact clinical coordinator Barbara Gamble at 617-262-2020 (select option 6 when the message starts) or email myopiacontrol@neco.edu.  Learn more about the new Myopia Control Clinic.


About New England College of Optometry

New England College of Optometry, NECO, is an independent graduate college of optometry that educates students for careers in eye care delivery, research and education. For over 120 years, the New England College of Optometry has been educating optometrists and leaders in the field. Originally founded in 1894 as the Klein School of Optics, NECO prepares the next generation of eye care providers, educators, leaders, and innovators through a rigorous curriculum and extensive clinical experiences.   Through a vast network of clinical affiliations, our students put patient care first, providing vision care to children, older adults, the homeless, and individuals with disabilities through our mobile eye clinic, satellite clinics in schools, homeless shelters, community health centers, and VA medical centers.


About NECO Center for Eye Care

The New England College of Optometry (NECO) Center for Eye Care is the clinical affiliate of new  includes two comprehensive vision centers that clinical affiliates of New England College of Optometry.  The two centers, at Commonwealth Ave and Roslindale, provide comprehensive center for eye and vision care services to individuals at all stages of life. As an academic vision center, our skilled doctors work alongside optometric students to provide world-class eye care within a state-of-the-art environment. The NECO Center for Eye Care seeks to always protect, preserve, and maximize vision and eye health through expertise and compassionate care. Services include primary eye care, cornea and contact lenses, vision therapy, pediatric eye care, low vision rehabilitation, and a myopia control clinic.

Media Contact: Ingrid Hoogendoorn, Director of Communications
phone: 617-587-5722
email: hoogendoorni@neco.edu

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