New England College of Optometry (NECO) Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Dedication

Janet LaBreck cuts the ribbon for new vision center with Board President Pana Yeracaris and President Clifford Scott

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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.

The NECO Center for Eye Care Commonwealth is part of New England College of Optometry’s new Clinical Campus, integrating an academic vision center, specialty clinic, and optical center. These will be joined next year by a student clinical training facility at the same location. NECO President Clifford Scott, OD, MPH explains, “We are working to create synergy at our clinical campus by allowing all our clinical learning takes place in one location. Here, we are able to merge group discussions about patients, preclinical training in a clinical training facility, clinical research, specialty care, primary eye care, and eyeglass and contact lens dispensing.”

Visitors at the ceremony toured the advanced facility, including its 12 exam lanes and state-of-the-art optometric technology. The upscale optical center features over 1000 frames, and offers a wide selection of contemporary styles. The range of conventional and high-tech lenses meet the visual needs of all patients, ranging from specialty sports vision protective lenses to low vision aids for the visually impaired.

As an academic vision center, well-respected clinical faculty work with students, utilizing the latest instrumentation to provide comprehensive patient services, including primary eye care, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, pediatric eye care, and advanced cornea and contact lens services. President Scott notes, “The…

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