Spring2016 Talking Heads

Fall in Love with Optometry

The season of spring is a vibrant, energizing period each year. During these months, relationships bloom and grow- and not just our relationships with other people! The feelings we have about our work, too, are ever evolving.


Luis Lewis, OD ’05

Without a doubt, the practice of optometry makes the world a better place. Luis Lewis, OD ’05, knows this better than anyone. His practice,…


Flat Kits

In the last issue of ICO Matters, we introduced’s new look and the institution’s updated voice. Our message remains clear: ICO best prepares…


Eye Health Life Health

Maintaining healthy eyes is an essential part of living a healthy life. This is the message we are now conveying through the Eye Health…


Special Olympics

On Tuesday, November 10, ICO students, faculty, and staff gathered bright and early at the United Center. There, volunteers offered free eye care to…


IEI Construction

Preliminary IEI patient surveys have long indicated a desire to have an in-house pharmacy. Now, this request is being granted. Construction has begun on…


Giving Tuesday

Immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday, ICO upheld a tradition for its second year. We participated in Giving Tuesday. This global event follows Black Friday,…

Spring 2016 SVOSH


Seven ICO students traveled to La Barca, Mexico for a Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) mission over Thanksgiving break. Sarah El-Khazendar, Jane…


De La Salle

On January 20, we welcomed some of our Bronzeville neighbors to ICO. The students of De La Salle Institute visited our campus and learned…


RC Renovations

ICO’s Residential Complex is undergoing renovations. New lounge furniture was installed over holiday break, along with updates to every student room. Each dwelling has…


Editor’s Note

While putting together this season’s ICO Matters, I began noticing a pattern: ICO alumni tell love stories. It’s easy to see why! Students and…


2015 Readership Survey Results

In 2015, ICO Matters was redesigned with a fresher look and more timely content. Key visual differences included new fonts, a reformatting of the…


Trending Spring 2016

October 8 – Twitter ICO Retweeted Arol Augsburger We’re proud of the @Cubs! No matter which side of the city you’re from, it’s great…


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Dan McGehee Last Look

Dan McGehee, OD ’88, takes a break from cycling to enjoy the view near his Arizona home and practice. McGehee’s story will be the first of several featured in an upcoming campaign. Stay tuned!