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Arol Augsburger, OD ICO President Self-confidence and plural interests sometimes cause experienced practitioners to misunderstand Millennials’ motivation and work ethic. Here are several opportunities…


Chris Borgman, OD ’10

Chris Borgman, OD ’10, calls himself many things- “young punk,” “old man,” “country boy,” “blessed,” and even “the world’s cheapest man.” Despite his many…


A New Voice for ICO

For the past several months, we worked with Junction Lab, a Chicago-based firm, to get a better perspective on the emotional factors that are…


AAO 2015

ICO completed a successful showing at Academy 2015, the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. This year’s conference took place October 7-10…


50 Most Influential

Arol Augsburger, OD, MS, FAAO “Receiving numerous national and state awards, Dr. Augsburger has been honored for his contribution to optometry’s evolution as an…


Whitecoat 2015

The Class of 2019 participated in the annual White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, August 29. ICO faculty presented coats to 174 individuals. These coats…



All four ICO class years took to the RC Field on Saturday, August 22 for ICOlympics. This competition, which takes place every summer, features…


IOA 2015

ICO excelled at this year’s Illinois Optometric Association convention. The gathering, titled “Optometric Insight 2015,” was based in Itasca, Illinois, September 17-20. Since this…


Focus on Your Future

ICO’s Focus on Your Future summer program wrapped up on July 17. This week-long visit introduces ICO and the field of optometry to undergrads…


Editor’s Note

Shortly after I came to ICO, my team received a gift. This gift didn’t come in a bag or paper-wrapped box, mind you. It…


Nana Owusu, OD ’08

Inner City Scholars Through our office we have created an annual university entrance scholarship, the Prairie Eye Care Academic Scholarship, for a high school…


Trending Fall 2015

June 25 – Facebook The Stanley Cup isn’t the only bowl-shaped award in Chicago. The ICO Private Practice Club took home the 2015 Preston…

Know Somebody Last Look

Kitsune the Shiba Inu puppy is the star of our latest video, “ICO Prepared: Know Somebody.” His adventure through campus leads him literally up a tree. Thankfully, Kits is rescued by the brave Kelly Theisen, OD ’14. See the video on ICO’s YouTube channel.