Welcome to the Neighborhood

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Gain a student's perspective on what it's like living in Bronzeville, home of ICO, and visit nearby destinations like Chinatown and the South Loop.
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Comprehensive Curriculum

In addition to basic biomedical courses in subjects like anatomy and biochemistry, ICO's academic program addresses such subjects as injections, vision rehabilitation and neuro-ophthalmic disorders.
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Class of 2017 Profile

Explore the stats of our first year class–all 174 members!–from average GPA and OAT score to the percentage of psychology majors.
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It's Personal

Two students, four years of unforgettable experiences and everlasting memories.

So Many Reasons

High NBEO pass rates, low student-to-faculty ratios and much more.

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Explore the Campus

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With over 100,000 patient visits per year, the IEI is one of the largest providers of eye care in the country–and the perfect training ground for aspiring optometrists. 
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Featured Blog

When you’re accepted to ICO, the question of whether or not to live in the Residential Complex–the RC–comes up. There are numerous benefits to living in the RC, and there are many reasons why one would choose not to. 
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