Departments

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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!