Students, faculty, and staff traveled to Washington, D.C. for Optometry’s Meeting 2017. ICO participated in all aspects of the conference between June 20 and 24, from research presentations to an American Optometric Association rally on Capitol Hill. ICO hosted an Alumni and Friends reception.
The weekend was full of victories for ICO. Students Aaron Nichols and Mohammed Johma won Second Place in the Walmart/Sam’s Club Project Foresight National Scholarship Competition. Their presentation, “Wishful Eyes,” earned the team $5,000.
The biggest ICO story out of Optometry’s Meeting was the Essilor Optometry Student Bowl. For the first time in 26 years, ICO took the Ventura Cup. Taylor Harris won the competition after a nail-biting finish. The moment he clinched the win, ICO students in zombie-themed attire flooded the stage to congratulate the champion.
We look forward to 2018 in Denver, Colorado!