Welcome to NEOS
Dedicated to the past, present, and future of ophthalmic care
NEOS is the second oldest American medical specialty society in continuous existence. In 1884, the society was founded for the “study and advancement of ophthalmology”. The first meeting convened in Boston and consisted of 14 ophthalmologists, representing 4 of the 6 New England states. Well into its second century, NEOS has counted among its members ophthalmology’s brightest and most influential individuals. Throughout its history, NEOS has uncompromisingly aspired to its original mission.
Today, NEOS membership is over 737 ophthalmologists. Geography and proximity of multiple elite institutions allow NEOS members to enjoy world-class meetings by a short car or train ride. NEOS is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Approximately five meetings per year are organized into 2 half-day sessions. Each session is devoted to an ophthalmic subspecialty, including ethics and risk management. One meeting per year includes education for allied ophthalmic personnel.
NEOS is a non-profit group organized exclusively for educational, charitable, and research purposes. In addition to physician education, NEOS aims to be an important public resource for information about ophthalmic disease and prevention. NEOS maintains the Educational Endowment Fund to help achieve the society’s mission far into the future.