Spring 2017

For the Love of Little Ones

For the Love of Little Ones

One of the finest traits shared by ICO’s people is a desire to give back. The spirit of generosity, especially toward younger generations, is…

Corneal Innovations in the IEI

The Illinois Eye Institute recently introduced not one, but two new procedures for patients in the Cornea Center for Clinical Excellence. The first of…

Advantages of ICO

This year, ICO is celebrating its 145th anniversary. We are proud of our legacy as the nation’s oldest, largest, and most popular optometry school. As more optometry schools open their doors…

Essentials: Gerianne Mulanix, OD ’10

There’s no place like home! …At least that’s what Gerianne Mulanix, OD ’10, would say. ICO diploma in hand, she returned to Linden, Michigan, to serve patients in her hometown. Dr. Mulanix saw potential in a pre-1900s building…

Michael Ciszek, OD ’93

Michael Ciszek, OD ’93

It’s no surprise that Michael Ciszek, OD ’93, loves Star Trek. He brings the diversity and inclusivity of the TV show into his practice…

Editor’s Note

At ICO, I occasionally hear from students as they make the journey to OD. One question I hear often is, “Then what?” As in, “I become a doctor, then what?”…

New Myopia Study Begins

In October, the Illinois College of Optometry signed an agreement with the Dr. Newton K. Wesley Foundation to support a new research project. ICO…

Students Spend Breaks Abroad

While many ICO students spend their breaks getting well-deserved R&R, some go on mission trips. Around 25 generous ICO students traveled abroad this year…

Bronzeville Pharmacy

IEI Opens Two New Areas

This winter, the Illinois Eye Institute opened two new service areas. The Bronzeville Pharmacy and Diabetic Eye Center are welcoming patients every day. The…