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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…

Balancing Hobbies and Passions

At ICO orientation, new students are told that, “a one-dimensional student doesn’t make a good optometrist.” When you were in optometry school, how did you balance…

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…

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.

Millennials

Arol Augsburger, OD ICO President Self-confidence and plural interests sometimes cause experienced practitioners to misunderstand Millennials’ motivation and work ethic. Here are several opportunities…

Emerging Technology in Optometry

We live in an era of technological innovation. Smart phones, 3D printing, and cutting edge ophthalmic instruments are all revolutionizing optometry. Some applications, such as EyeDock…

King-Devick Test

This January, the Mayo Clinic licensed the King-Devick Test, developed by 1976 alumni Alan King and Steven Devick while attending ICO. Measuring saccadic performance as it relates to reading ability, the test is used to detect concussions…