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Jul 2017

Illinois College of Optometry Earns Continued Accreditation, Advancing its Esteemed Reputation

The Illinois College of Optometry recently earned continued accreditation, following a comprehensive review by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. The accreditation process includes an institutional self-study, external review and site visit to assess the quality of education programs against predetermined standards. “The ICO community earned every bit of this accreditation. The process that the institution goes through is extensive and there is not a…

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Jul 2017

Corneal Cross-linking Begins at the Illinois Eye Institute

In a previous announcement, we shared that epi-off corneal cross-linking (KXL) would soon be offered in the Illinois Eye Institute. This non-invasive procedure benefits patients with conditions like keratoconus or ectasia. On Thursday, July 20, Dr. Osvaldo Lopez brought KXL to the IEI for the first time. Several ICO students, doctors, and technicians contributed to success of this inaugural procedure. “It went perfectly,” says Clinic…

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Jul 2017

Spring 2017 Dean’s List

The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Spring quarter of the 2016-17 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all third and fourth year patient care courses:


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Jun 2017

Victories for ICO at Optometry’s Meeting 2017

Students, faculty, and staff from the Illinois College of Optometry 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. The weekend was full of wins for ICO. Students Aaron Nichols and Mohammed Johma won Second Place in the Walmart/Sam’s Club Project…

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Jun 2017

ICO Private Practice Club Wins 2017 Preston Cup

The ICO Private Practice Club was awarded The Preston Cup at the 2017 SOLutioN Conference in Dallas, Texas. This honor is given to the most active and inspiring private practice club among all North American optometry schools. ICO’s PPC also won this award in 2015, making this year’s Preston Cup part of a quickly growing legacy. The Cup was accepted by current PPC president Mohammed Johma and…

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May 2017

Capstone Honors ICO Class of 2017

The following members of ICO’s Class of 2017 were honored with scholarships and awards at the annual Capstone Program on Wednesday, May 17. Congratulations to all! Thank you to our generous Capstone 2017 sponsors and exhibitors: Bronze Level Sponsors Alcon National Vision, Inc. Exhibitor/Table Sponsors All About Eyes Allergan American Academy of Optometry Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. Chittick Family Eye Care CooperVision, Inc. Good-Lite ICO Alumni…

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Apr 2017

Commencement 2017

Please join us in celebration of the ICO Class of 2017 as these students become Doctors of Optometry. When Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11 a.m. Guests with tickets can enter the chapel at approximately 10:15 a.m. in the order they arrived. At approximately 10:45 a.m., guests without tickets will be allowed seating as it is available. Where Rockefeller Chapel 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, IL 60637…

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Mar 2017

Practice Opportunities Symposium Celebrates 20 Years

ICO students are just one week away from the biggest learning and networking event of 2017. The annual Practice Opportunities Symposium is celebrating its 20th year on Friday, April 7 at 1 p.m. Over 40 ODs and optometric professionals will be sharing their experiences through interactive panels. Multiple modes of practice will be represented. Exhibitors and recruiters will also be present to share their latest products, services,…

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Mar 2017

Winter 2016 Dean’s List

The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Winter quarter of the 2016-17 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all third and fourth year patient care courses:


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Feb 2017

Corneal Cross-linking to Debut in Clinic

In January, ICO announced EyePrintPRO, a new corneal technology in the The Illinois Eye Institute. We are proud to introduce a second innovation in the clinic. It is called corneal cross-linking (CXL). Cross-linking benefits patients with conditions like keratoconus or ectasia. Previously, the only solution for these issues was corneal implants, which come with a long recovery time and risk of rejection. Corneal cross-linking is non-invasive,…

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