CHICAGO –The Illinois College of Optometry is proud to announce the opening and dedication of the Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging at the Illinois Eye Institute. The new facility is located on the ICO campus and is committed to the vision care needs of an aging population. With the rate of severe vision loss set to double by 2030, mirroring the…
FCO’s annual raffle fundraiser is set for the week of Dec. 8-12. Tickets will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday. LOTS of exciting raffle prizes have been donated! Prices are as follows: $2 for one ticket, $5 for six and $10 for 15.
The AAO Poinsettia Sale is going on now. Purchase a poinsettia by Friday, Dec. 5, for $15 for your home or a friend. The poinsettias will deliver by Dec. 11th. Email EOkaj@eyedoc.ico.edu to place your order today! AAO is also hosting a Trivia Night/Battle of the Brains on Friday, December 12 in the Lecture Center. Teams can consist of 3-5 people; entry will be $5/person….
The Annual Holiday Food Drive kicked off this week, and goes until Tuesday, Dec. 2. They’re collecting non-perishable food items to support the St. James Food Pantry, which serves food to low income families and elderly people in need of assistance. Suggested items include canned fruit, vegetables, tuna and meat; cereal; boxed dinners; soup; pasta; pasta sauce; and peanut butter. As soon as the food drive ends,…
Illinois College of Optometry Study Determines Birth Order Can Affect Reading Readiness and Academic Performance CHICAGO – Birth order is thought to affect everything from a child’s personality to IQ. Now researchers at the Illinois College of Optometry have concluded that birth order can also affect vision. In the first known study of its kind, researchers have concluded that first-born children tend to have better…
The following students earned a spot on the dean’s list for the fall quarter of the 2014-15 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all patient care courses:
The following students earned a spot on the dean’s list for the summer quarter of the 2013-14 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all patient care courses:
Open to all, the ICO Wellness Fair will be held on September 24, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and give us tips and ideas on how to live a safe and healthy lifestyle. The one-day event will be in the gym and have healthy snacks, free flu shots, raffle prizes and more. There will also be several organizations including Divvy Bikes, Chicago Public Library, American…
The 2014-2015 season influenza vaccination will be offered without charge to all ICO students, faculty and staff on September 24th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the gym. This will take place in conjunction with the ICO Wellness Fair. This event is a ‘walk – up’ – no appointments necessary. We expect student traffic to be higher between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. due to lecture…
Jill Maher from Allergan will be joining ICO Private Practice Club on Wednesday, September 24 at 5 p.m. in LC room 1201. She will talk about the process of starting a career in optometry, market dynamics and trends specific to optometry. Dinner will be provided. This event will be free for Private Practice Club members and $5 for non-members. Please RSVP for this special event…