The Ideal City

Arol Augsburger, OD ICO President I’ve lived in four cities and visited hundreds more during my life, and find that Chicago is best suited…


Accelerated Clinical Program

What started as a test is now a permanent fixture in ICO’s curriculum. The Accelerated Clinical Program has returned for its second year. The…


Princeton Study

The Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton Elementary marked five years of excellence with a reception on March 17, 2016. With this milestone came the…


Dr. Lesher Retirement

It’s the end of an era. Gary A. Lesher, PhD, FAAO, is retiring from his administrative role at ICO. At the end of July,…


Our Blog is Booming

One of the best ways the Illinois College of Optometry reaches prospective applicants is through our official blog. More than 10 current students use…


Quiz Bowl

On Friday, April 1, strange red lines appeared across ICO’s campus. It was no April Fools’ joke! These markings created a school-wide treasure map….


Practice Opportunities Symposium

Classes were canceled on the afternoon of Friday, April 8 for the 19th Annual Practice Opportunities Symposium. Students used the afternoon to learn from…


New Viewbook

The creative minds at ICO have crafted a brand new Viewbook for aspiring ODs. This 50-page, informative publication delves into life at ICO, from…


New Board of Trustees Members

The Illinois College of Optometry welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees in February. Both are ICO alumni: Jeffrey Johnson, OD ’97,…


Editor’s Note

I’ve never been anywhere quite like Chicago in the summer. The city just comes alive. Street fests pop up in every neighborhood. Tourists flood…


Trending Summer 2016

February 29 – Twitter This month, @AOAConnect’s student spotlight is on ICO’s Ben Emer, ’16, Managing Editor of @OptStudents. Congrats! March 1 – Twitter…

Dive Into the Eye Ball Last Look

A Shedd Aquarium diver in ICO gear takes a break from feeding fish and swimming with stingrays to wave to our camera. She entertained guests at this year’s Eye Ball formal dance. What a cool job- almost as cool as optometry!