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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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Feb 2017

Board of Trustees Welcomes Dr. Nana Owusu

On Friday, February 3, the ICO Board of Trustees voted unanimously to welcome Nana Owusu, OD ’08, to the Board. Dr. Owusu hails from Winnipeg, Canada. Since graduating, he has expanded his practice at Prairie Eye Care to three locations, and offers scholarships to inner city students. Dr. Owusu is deeply connected to ICO. He participates in our Alumni Council, and was recently featured in ICO…

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Jan 2017

Custom Cornea Tech Comes to ICO

After being on a waitlist for three years, the Illinois Eye Institute has added EyePrintPRO services to its Cornea Center for Clinical Excellence. EyePrintPRO creates a 3-D model of a patient’s entire ocular surface, giving a truly individualized contact lens fit. The result is a prosthetic scleral cover shell- a solution for keratoconus, irregular astigmatism, dry eye, deformed eyes, and chemical burns. “For patients who have tried and…

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Dec 2016

Fall 2016 Dean’s List

The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Fall 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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Nov 2016

Dr. Karen Eng Elected Chairman of ICO’s Board of Trustees

For the first time in our 144-year history, the chairman of the Illinois College of Optometry’s board of trustees is a woman. Karen Eng, OD, of North Barrington, Ill., was elected in October. Dr. Eng has been a board member for six years, and succeeds Donovan Crouch, OD, FAAO, who served for three years. In her career, Dr. Eng has focused much of her energy…

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