The Illinois College of Optometry is one of the world’s leading urban optometric institutions. Located in Chicago, ICO resides in the educational and healthcare corridor along with the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Mercy Medical Centers.
Excellence in Optometric Clinical Education
For more than 135 years, the Illinois College of Optometry has been dedicated to providing an unsurpassed educational experience to optometry students who share our passion for excellence.
World Class Experience
Committed to excellence in education, patient care and scholarly activity, the Illinois College of Optometry offers distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum, extensive clinical experience and premier facilities.
The Illinois College of Optometry has a long and distinguished legacy as the oldest continually operating educational facility in the world dedicated solely to the teaching of optometrists. Since its founding in 1872 by Dr. Henry Olin, ICO has remained at the forefront of optometry through the dedicated efforts of faculty, students and alumni.