On Tuesday, November 10, ICO students, faculty, and staff gathered bright and early at the United Center. There, volunteers offered free eye care to Special Olympics athletes at the 17th annual MedFest. Eye exams, prescriptions, and even glasses with custom lenses were distributed to these inspiring patients. It was all part of the Opening Eyes Program, created with the help of Lions Clubs International.
At the end of the day, 1,500 athletes received a sports physical, with hundreds being seen by ICO. We are proud that so many people volunteered their time and talent. Together, we continue to prove that the Illinois College of Optometry cares for and prioritizes its community.