Mission: To improve the visual health of populations through excellence in collaborative and community-oriented patient care, education and research.
Programs: Owned and operating clinics: new england eye (nee), dba as neco center for eye care, is the patient care and teaching affiliate of the new england college of optometry (neco). The commonwealth and roslindale eye centers are owned and operated by neco. A significant portion of the student's early clinical education experiences occur at these locations serving over 15,000 patient visits annually. Services offered include primary eye care, contact lens, low vision rehabilitation, pediatric eye care, vision therapy, and optical services.
community health centers: our doctors and students provide eye services to approximately 65,000 patient visits annually at 13 greater boston community health centers within the network of neighborhood-based primary care clinics. This model of care exposes our students to a diverse population and allows them to experience the delivery of health/eye care in a culturally competent and interdisciplinary setting.
schools, van and outreach: our schools, van and outreach programs provide an array of services to low income children, elders, the homeless, individuals with intellectual disabilities, and individuals who are legally blind or visually impaired. Services range from vision screenings to comprehensive eye exams to low vision rehabilitation. Care is provided via collaboration with partners that range from public schools, senior centers, homeless shelters, local and state government, and community based organizations. In some cases free care is provided for individuals who do not have insurance and/or do not have the ability to pay. Our students participate in the delivery of care and rotate through these different programs throughout their education. Nee services approximately 2000 patients annually throughout the commonwealth via a mobile eye clinic and outreach sites.