Nicole Ross, OD, MSc, FAAO, Assistant Professor at New England College of Optometry (NECO), was recently interviewed by NBC to share her expertise in low vision devices. The segment focused specifically on the ORCAM, a vision device that utilizes technology to assist individuals who are blind and partially sighted. The device utilizes a wireless smart camera, attached to the side of a pair of glasses, to recognize faces, identify products, and read aloud text from any surface.
The New England College of Optometry (NECO) Center for Eye Care offers a wide range of low vision services through the Janet L. LaBreck Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation. Our goal at the center is to evaluate vision impairment and develop a plan of action to help each patient maximize visual function in everyday life.
(Boston, MA) New England College of Optometry (NECO) hosted the formal opening of the NECO Center for Eye Care with a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on September 18, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Members of the College, Board of Trustees, corporate partners, Boston health care community, MA Commission for the Blind, and local community gathered to help celebrate the grand opening of a 11,000 sq. ft. clinic and optical boutique at 930 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston.
New England College of Optometry (NECO) Center for Eye Care is pleased to announce the opening of the new Myopia Control Clinic (MCC) at our Commonwealth location. 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.
Please note that Commonwealth Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Kenmore Square to Packard’s Corner from July 26 – August 14th. This road closure is due to the replacement of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge above the Mass Turnpike by state transportation officials .
New England Eye, the patient care subsidiary and clinical affiliate of the New England College of Optometry, is changing its name to the *New England College of Optometry (NECO) Center for Eye Care*, effective March 28, 2017. This current change in name will apply to the comprehensive eye care centers at the Commonwealth and Roslindale locations.
At the end of December, construction began on the new clinical campus for New England College of Optometry at 930 Commonwealth Avenue.
On Sunday, December 18, 2016, over 4,000 families and children from local area shelters and temporary shelters gathered at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to celebrate the Christmas in the City event.
Optometrists deal with the structure and function of visual and systemic systems, as well as eye health and eye disease. One such disease that affects the eye is diabetes.
The second annual "Making the Grade Conference" took place on October 18, 2016 at the New England Eye Commonwealth clinic. Close to fifty participants attended the event, sponsored by New England Eye, Boston Public Schools (BPS), and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB).
Dr. Elaine Icban is featured in a video entitled **Boddities: Why do bright lights make us see spots?** The video is produced by STAT, the Boston Globe’s national science and medicine publication. It is part of a series called Boddities which asks quirky questions about the human body. For this video, reporter Megan Thinking interviews Dr. Icban to investigate what happens to the eye when a flash goes off.
Barry Kran, OD FAAO, is featured in a webcast by Perkins School for the Blind entitled “Ensuring a Successful Eye Exam for Individuals with Ocular Visual Impairments”. Dr. Kran is professor at New England College of Optometry, NECO, and optometric director at the New England Eye Low Vision Clinic at the Perkins School for the Blind.
“I’ve always wanted to serve on the mobile clinic, but never had an opportunity to do so,” explained Karen Choi, Class of 2018, New England College of Optometry (NECO). As a second year optometry student, Choi has participated in vision screenings and eye exams at local schools but had never worked on New England Eye’s mobile clinic, On-Sight. New England Eye is the patient care subsidiary and a clinical affiliate of the College.
New England Eye and New England College of Optometry are thrilled to congratulate Nicole Ross, OD, MSc, FAAO, on receiving the 2016 ASCO Rising Star Award.
Bruce Moore, OD, has been selected to be the recipient for the 2016 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health.
Drs. Nicole Ross and Alexis Malkin, practicing low vision specialists at NECO and NEE, recently travelled to India to present at the 35th Low Vision Awareness Program Plus (LAP +) in collaboration with faculty at LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad.
At a January 27th press conference, the National Eye Institute announced the results of the Vision in Preschoolers – Hyperopia in Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) study.
While the weather outside may have been windy and cold, the atmosphere inside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this past Sunday was festive and warm. There was a buzz in the air as 4,500 children and 1,500 adults came together on December 20, 2015 to celebrate Christmas in the City. The participants, all from local area shelters and temporary housing, enjoyed a holiday party complete with a visit from Santa and gifts donated by the community. Faculty, staff, and students from New England College of Optometry, and its clinical affiliate, New England Eye volunteered their time to participate in this annual event.
As part of an initiative between New England College of Optometry (NECO) and the Boston Public Schools (BPS), faculty and students assist in vision screenings for Boston’s youngest students (ages 3 – 6). As a clinical affiliate of the College, New England Eye helps to provide services to the community through its mobile clinic. To help educate families about the importance of eye care and provide eye screenings, New England Eye staff and NECO faculty and students participate in the Countdown to Kindergarten program, an annual series of events sponsored by the Boston Public Schools (BPS) for school children entering kindergarten.
In his last two installments for “An Eye on Health,” Dr. Laudon interviewed Dr. Lou Frank, and Dr. Nicole Ross about Macular Degeneration. This two part series looks at modifications for examinations and the utilization of vision enhancement devices and techniques for patients with Macular Degenerations and other eye diseases who experience visual limitations.