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Optometrist ‘App-roved!’

Technology can be intimidating. We hear about ambitious mobile apps and wonder what the implications will be for our profession. Thankfully, we can see…

Four Years, One Moment

Some very special things happen in four-year cycles: Presidential elections, FIFA World Cups, Olympic games, and a full education from the Illinois College of Optometry. On May 21, 2016, ICO celebrated its 173rd Commencement. The ceremony once again took place in the iconic Rockefeller Chapel at the University of Chicago. The degree of Doctor of Optometry was conferred upon 149 individuals. Many of these new ODs could not believe four years had already passed.

Stories of Success

ICO alumni have many stories to tell, each one as unique as the way they practice optometry. Some leave ICO and set up a…

Commencement 2016

For years, I have dreamed of the day when I would say farewell to my academic career and hello to my professional one. I…

The Look of Love

Somewhere between their White Coat Ceremony and Capstone, ICO students may discover something even more life-changing than the profession of optometry: the love of…

Customized for Custom Eyes!

What if the hunting and frustration were taken out of the equation? In the near future, a technology called 3D printing may change the…

ACA and Your Practice

A common concern I hear from practitioners across the United States is what impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have on them and…

Social Skills

Fast forward five years and, well, you know the rest of the story. Social media is now a part of daily life for people…

In the Shadows

In addition to being an optometrist, Philip Hasler, OD ‘86, is the boys‘ track coach and football wide receivers coach at his local high…