March, 2017

New Name for New England Eye and New Facilities for Commonwealth Clinic image

New Name for New England Eye and New Facilities for Commonwealth Clinic

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. Read More …

New England College of Optometry Breaks Ground at Commonwealth for New Clinic image

New England College of Optometry Breaks Ground at Commonwealth for New Clinic

At the end of December, construction began on the new clinical campus for New England College of Optometry at 930 Commonwealth Avenue. Read More …

NECO and NEE Doctors and Students Participate in Christmas in the City 2016 image

NECO and NEE 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 shelters gathered at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to celebrate the Christmas in the City event. Read More …

Optometrists Help Raise Awareness on World Diabetes Day image

Optometrists Help Raise Awareness on World Diabetes Day

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. Read More …

New England Eye Hosts Making the Grade Conference image

New England Eye Hosts Making the Grade Conference

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). Read More …

Dr. Elaine Icban Featured in STAT Video image

Dr. Elaine Icban Featured in STAT Video

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. Read More …

Dr. Barry Kran Discusses Eye Exams for Individuals with Disabilities in New Webcast image

Dr. Barry Kran Discusses Eye Exams for Individuals with Disabilities in New Webcast

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. Read More …

New England Eye Provides Vision Screenings and Eye Exams and Community Event in Dorchester image

New England Eye Provides Vision Screenings and Eye Exams and Community Event in Dorchester

“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. Read More …

New England Eye Doctor Honored by ASCO image

New England Eye Doctor Honored by ASCO

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. Read More …

NEE Doctor Receives Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health image

NEE Doctor Receives Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

Bruce Moore, OD, has been selected to be the recipient for the 2016 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. Read More …

NEE Doctors Spearhead Participation in International Low Vision Awareness Program image

NEE Doctors Spearhead Participation in International Low Vision Awareness Program

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. Read More …

Research Links Uncorrected Hyperopia with Deficits In Early Literacy Skills image

Research Links Uncorrected Hyperopia with Deficits In Early Literacy Skills

At a January 27th press conference, the National Eye Institute announced the results of the Vision in Preschoolers – Hyperopia in Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) study. Read More …

New England Eye Participates in Holiday Celebration for Homeless Families image

New England Eye Participates in Holiday Celebration for Homeless Families

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. Read More …

New England Eye Provides Screenings to Boston Public Schools image

New England Eye Provides Screenings to Boston Public Schools

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. Read More …

Dr. Richard Laudon interviews Dr. Lou Frank and Dr. Nicole Ross in two installments on URBN image

Dr. Richard Laudon interviews Dr. Lou Frank and Dr. Nicole Ross in two installments on URBN

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. Read More …

New England Eye On-Sight Provides Eye Exams at Lowell Career Academy image

New England Eye On-Sight Provides Eye Exams at Lowell Career Academy

Lowell receives federal grant to create full service community school transformation and asks NEE to provide eye services. Read More …

New England Eye Receives Grant from Boston Center for Blind Children image

New England Eye Receives Grant from Boston Center for Blind Children

Funds from Boston Center for Blind Children will support NEE’s Individuals with Disabilities Service (IDS). Read More …

Dr. Barry Kran, OD, FAAO - Recipient of the 2015 Alan Crocker Health Service Award! image

Dr. Barry Kran, OD, FAAO - Recipient of the 2015 Alan Crocker Health Service Award!

The Department of Developmental Services, Statewide Advisory Council established the Allen Crocker, M.D. Health Services Award to be presented annually to an individual or organization that mirrors the life of Dr. Crocker and his respect for and value of individuals with a disability. Read More …

Go behind the lens: 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Brand Contact Lenses image

Go behind the lens: 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Brand Contact Lenses

1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Brand Contact Lenses enhances natural beauty providing definition where the color part of the eye meets the white part. Clinical studies show this results in others perceiving the wearer to be more attractive and have a more lively emphasis to the eye. Read More …

Dr. Nicole Ross Participates in ARVO/NAEVER Joint advocacy day  on capital hill image

Dr. Nicole Ross Participates in ARVO/NAEVER Joint advocacy day on capital hill

On February 6, ARVO and NAEVR conducted a joint Advocacy Day on Capital Hill. Members of ARVO's Annual Meeting Program Committee (AMPC) were joined by a selected group of young investigators in requesting Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 funding increases for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Eye Institute (NEI). The young investigator delegation, which reflected both clinician scientists, and basic researchers, stressed the impact that the combination of cuts, flat funding, and lack of an inflationary increase at the NEI has had on their training and career paths. Read More …