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Our Favorite Professors

Many members of ICO’s faculty have served our institution for years. These educators guide class after class of best-prepared optometrists into the profession. Without…

No Better Place

There’s no better place to live, work, and study optometry than Chicago. We cheer for champion sports teams, engage with world-class art, and dine…

Lost to Time

Sometimes, when we dig through our Vault of vintage ICO photos, we come across images that cannot be explained. The captions have been lost…

A City that Loves Sports

Chicago is a city that loves its sports – baseball, basketball, hockey, and more! ICO doesn’t have any official teams, but that doesn’t stop…

Halloween

Halloween just might be ICO’s favorite holiday. Our students love haunted houses, carving pumpkins, and most of all, dressing up for Boo Bash. We’ve…

Commencement Memories

Commencement at ICO has seen a few changes over time- some big, some small. In 1997, faculty marshals began carrying procession banners. Bagpipers started…

November 13, 1968

Laying of the Cornerstones, Alumni Memorial Educational Wing and Eye Clinic. Dr. E. W. Strawn, Dr. G.D. Rowe, Dr. C.K. Hill Board of Trustees…