Balancing Hobbies and Passions

At ICO orientation, new students are told that, “a one-dimensional student doesn’t make a good optometrist.” When you were in optometry school, how did you balance…


Editor’s Note

There is an incorrect stereotype that higher education is all-consuming. With each incoming class, I become more impressed by ICO’s well-rounded students. They find…


Michael Servi, OD ’15

Michael Servi, OD ’15, came into ICO with more than one ambition. He wanted to be a great optometrist, but also had a different…


Essentials: Chris Bugajski, OD ’15

Chicago is a beautiful city, and Chris Bugajski, OD ’15, has a knack for capturing its magic. While at ICO, he balanced urban photography with his studies. Bugajski’s photos now adorn many spaces on campus…


Emerging Tech at ICO

Imagine if optometry students were able to learn, overnight, whether they are ready to run a successful private practice. Consider the benefits of experiencing…


Latest Residents Embody Girl Power

The 2016-17 residency class is ICO’s first all-female group. These deserving doctors include Jessica Min, OD ’14, Zory Stoev, OD ‘16, Alicia Kinch, OD…


IEI at Princeton

Our very own Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton Vision Clinic received the 2016 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award. This honor, given out…


2016 Convention Roundup

ICO has had a very successful convention season, with students, faculty, staff, and alumni representing the College at industry events. Optometry’s Meeting 2016 This…


Faculty Rewarded at Retreat

As the new school year began, our esteemed faculty came together for an annual retreat. In addition to departmental updates, the 2-day event included…


Trending Fall 2016

What would you think if your #optometrist had #tattoos? Do you have any of your own? One of our bloggers does!

A Summer Trip to China Last Look

Drs. Stephanie and Leonard Messner (right) pose in Shanghai’s Yu Gardens during a summer trip to China. Their tour included Euclid Systems (an orthokeratology lens company,) Wenzhou Medical University, Hong Kong, and the Vision China conference. They learned much about optometric education in China, and hope to increase ICO’s overseas relations.