New England College of Optometry

New England College of Optometry

As one of the country’s oldest continuously operating optometry schools, we understand what it takes to make an outstanding optometrist.  Our curriculum focuses on early and comprehensive clinical training in combination with timely and relevant classroom instruction.  With over 150 clinical internship sites throughout the country and abroad, NECO provides an unparalleled diversity of clinical training  that begins in your very first weeks here.

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Sign up for OM 2024 Registration

Amplify your optometry school experience and see what it means to get involved in our profession as the annual AOSA/AOA conference, Optometry’s Meeting, comes to the Music City, June 19-22, 2024. Optometry’s Meeting provides students a four-day, immersive experience in career development, clinical and practice management skill building, professional networking and advocacy alongside optometry’s leaders. …

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Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2015: A Student’s Perspective

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest eye and vision research organization in the world, including nearly 12,000 members from over 75 countries. The theme of this year’s ARVO meeting was “Powerful Connections: Vision Research and Online Networking,” and was held May 3 – May 7 in Denver, Colorado. I was …

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A Legislated Profession: Practicing Optometry in Massachusetts

When I began looking into optometry school I kept hearing this phrase that made me a little uneasy…”optometry is a legislated profession.” At the time I didn’t really give it too much thought because, well, I was more worried about getting into school than what I’d be able to do after I graduated. Now that …

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Why I Decided to Pursue Clinical Research and a Dual OD/MS Degree

Starting with a Massachusetts State House Visit for a Children’s Vision Advocacy Day and ending with working on statistical analysis for an upcoming ARVO abstract, a week in the life as an OD/MS student at NECO can encompass a wide range of experiences! Although hectic at times, due to extra classes and the time commitment …

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2013 CLCS Student/Resident Photo Contest Travel Grant

Calling all students and residents! Have you seen an extremely challenging contact lens case or encountered an interesting anterior segment topic that you would like to share? Submit a digital image and a brief case report that involves contact lenses or anterior segment topics to the AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section and you could …

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Residency 101

To do a residency or not to do a residency: that is the question. This brief article compiles some of the most important information, resources, and websites for those trying to figure out if a residency is right for them! FAQs about residencies http://www.opted.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3430     Benefits Gain experience Acquire mentors Increase your marketability Expand …

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A Powerful Collaboration: The AOSA and OptometryStudents.com

A MESSAGE FROM OS FOUNDER MATT GELLER When I first created OS back in 2009 I knew that we could never accomplish our mission without the support of the backbone of THE optometry student organization; the AOSA. I have never, in my three and a half years of optometry school, felt better about the future …

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And The Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film Goes To…

Two first-year students from the New England College of Optometry collaborated on a video project and took first place in the 2012 Envision Video Competition sponsored by the Assocation of Schools and Colleges of Optometry. Their creativity and dedication are evidence of the quality of candidates that the field of optometry attracts. Congratulations to Joey Kane and Dan …

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