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 President’s Memo, August 7, 2018

President’s Memo, August 7, 2018

One month in, I can confidently say there is no other place I would like to be. My hope is that you all feel the same. One of my challenges over the next months and years will be to make sure all of us – faculty, staff, students, alumni, and board – continue to feel immensely proud of this institution and work…

 President’s Memo, July 23, 2018

President’s Memo, July 23, 2018

Dear NECO Community, When I graduated from New England College of Optometry in 1984, I never could have imagined that I would be returning in 2018 as the President. I am honored to follow President Scott who has given tirelessly to the College for so many years. His contributions have strengthened our beloved institution and positioned us well for the future.

Lenna on service trip working with patients My OneSight Service Trip to Oaxaca, Mexico

My OneSight Service Trip to Oaxaca, Mexico

This May, Lenna Walker, Class of 2018, joined a team of 17 optometric students from colleges around the United States to participate on a OneSight clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico. OneSight is a leading organization in providing sustainable vision care solutions to communities around the world. Since 1988, they have helped 9 million people in 46 different countries see more clearly through vision care and glasses.…

Biren and classmates at Eye Ball Fourth Year Here I Come!

Fourth Year Here I Come!

Wow, I can’t believe I am taking my last set of final exams in optometry school ever! Third year students have two final exams and then we are off to our fourth year rotations. It is a bittersweet moment because the next time I will see all of my classmates together will be next year during graduation. Each of…

Maria in front of her research poster Powering Through My Final Weeks as an OD 4

Powering Through My Final Weeks as an OD 4

Where has the time gone? It doesn’t feel like it has been almost a whole year since I started my journey as an OD 4. I remember being both nervous and excited about beginning full time patient care. I also remember having a significant amount of stress about passing my various optometric board examinations and having to write my thesis…

Hannah in front of poster Presenting My Research at ARVO 2018 in Hawaii!

Presenting My Research at ARVO 2018 in Hawaii!

After a year of data collection and analysis for my Master’s project at NECO, I finally got a chance to show the research community what I’ve been working on at the annual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) conference. This year, ARVO was held in Hawaii and drew an internationally diverse crowd of researchers and clinicians.…

Doctors Ernest Lowenstein, Michael Gallaway, Celia Hinrichs, and Richard Laudon 2018 Behavioral Scholar in Residence

2018 Behavioral Scholar in Residence

This guest blog entry was contributed by Celia Hinrichs, OD, FCOVD. She is currently in private practice in Sudbury with a referral based practice in behavioral optometry. She is joining the NECO Faculty in July. She also serves as a member of the Behavioral Scholar in Residence Committee. Below, she shares some thoughts on this year’s program.

Group photo of VOSH participants Vamonos a la República Dominicana! (Let’s go to the Dominican Republic!)

Vamonos a la República Dominicana! (Let’s go to the Dominican Republic!)

For the past three years I have been volunteering for the student VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) chapter at NECO for the opportunity to perform optometric services to underserved communities in a third world country. This year, a group of 22 students, 5 optometrists, and 2 volunteers saw over 800 patients in the Dominican Republic, dividing our week between two organizations – the Batey…

Biren and group of students on steps Conquering One Eye Exam at a Time

Conquering One Eye Exam at a Time

VAMOS CHICOS! Last week I had the great opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic to provide eye exams to the underserved neighborhoods of Santo Domingo and Santiago. Alongside 21 other students and 5 optometrists, we examined a total of 800 patients, representing all different ages ranging from babies to children to the elderly.

 OD/MS: Graduating from NECO with 2 degrees!

OD/MS: Graduating from NECO with 2 degrees!

Some of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had as a student at New England College of Optometry have been through the dual OD/MS degree program. As a graduate student studying optometry, my passion for learning about both the ocular and systemic conditions that affect the way in which my patients experience life through sight is fundamental for providing…