Urban Scholars Program Goes to New England College of Optometry (NECO)
On the second Friday of the Urban Scholars program, four TA’s, 30 students and the program director went to the New England College of Optometry (NECO). The Urban Scholars program arrived at the campus around 2:25 PM and were welcomed with lunch, a presentation and a little bit of a job shadowing lesson from current students.
After Dr. Maureen examined Cristina’s eyes, students were broken up into small groups at the different stations (also known as bays) in the lab. The Urban Scholar students were paired with optometry students to reinforce what was just learned in the presentation and put it to use.
Students got to explore two bays, that focused on:
- The Entrance Test
- The Structure of The Eyes
The Entrance Test consisted of examining:
- Patient’s Vision
- Patient’s Color Vision
- Patient’s Eye muscle
- Patient’s Pupil