Summer 2015
Summer 2015

Class Notes Summer 2015


Charles Ries, NICO, retired from Milwaukee Eye Care Associates after fifty-eight years. He specialized in contact lenses and keratoconus, and says he had the best career one could imagine.


Darrell Schlange presented a paper The Uses of Vision Therapy in Treating School Age Children Diagnosed with Attention Problems, co-authored by several ICO students, at the COVD international meeting in April.


Richard Franz was a featured speaker at the 140th annual Jackson High School Alumni Reunion and Program in Jackson, Ohio.


John Swanson completed running in the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon, making this his 75th marathon since 1978. He has completed marathons in all 50 states.


Dominick Maino presented a poster on Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, which he co-authored with student Utang Ekpo, at the COVD international meeting.


Mark A. Hanson was among 54,000 runners in the 2015 Paris Marathon, the largest marathon in the world. He finished in just under four hours.


Carol Marusich received the Getmann Award in recognition of her many accomplishments at the COVD international meeting.


Steve Sloan was elected to the Heart of America Contact Lens Society Board of Directors for a two-year term.


Michael Kijowski moved his practice Grand Eyecare from Melrose Park to River Grove, Ill.


Ingryd Lorenzana will be a contributing author for the next edition of the Overcoming Mediocrity book series. The next installment is titled Overcoming Mediocrity, Volume III: Strong Women.

Dawn Stratton authored a column for KyForward titled Eye Health: Optometrists already ahead of game when it comes to sports concussions.


Tracy Matchinski has started seeing patients at TradeWinds social services agency in Northwest Indiana. TradeWinds has partnered with The Chicago Lighthouse to provide services for low vision patients. This marks the first time in the Lighthouse’s 109 year-old history that direct services will be offered outside of Illinois.


Jeffrey Calhoun was elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the New York State Optometric Association.


R. Kelsey Bruce was re-elected as Council President of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists.


Chad Carlsson’s new book, Vision Correction While You Sleep, topped the Amazon bestseller charts in April. Dr. Carlsson authored the e-book to help his patients better understand the technological advancements and benefits of orthokeratology treatment.


Jennifer Harthan welcomed a daughter, Emma Faith Lake, on Mar. 18.


Jamie Ho has joined Michael Politzer, OD ’73 in his specialty practice, which offers low vision and vision rehabilitative services to the Greater Nashville area.


Chris Borgman recently authored a Primary Care Optometry news article on inexpensive treatment options for common conditions.

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The following abbreviations denote predecessor names of the Illinois College of Optometry.
NICO: Northern Illinois College of Optometry
CCO: Chicago College of Optometry
MCO: Monroe College of Optometry
Northern Illinois College of Optometry Chicago College of Optometry Monroe College of Optometry

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