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Nov 2012

ICO Pass Rate on NBEO Part III Clinical Skills Far Exceeds National Average

The National Board of Examiners in Optometry recently released statistics on Part III Clinical Skills Exam for the graduating class of 2012. The pass rate for first-time takers from the Illinois College of Optometry was 96.95 percent, exceeding by 8.7 points the national average of 88.25 percent. This was the first year the CSE was solely administered at the new NBEO test center in Charlotte,…

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Sep 2012

Illinois College of Optometry Faculty First to be Elected President of Illinois Optometric Association

September 27, 2012 (CHICAGO) — Illinois College of Optometry faculty member Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD, will be installed as the president of the Illinois Optometric Association at its annual convention in Springfield. Dr. Goodfellow will take the reins of the state association from Oak Lawn native Sandra Bury, OD, on Saturday. He follows the path of many ICO alumni but is the first full-time faculty member…

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Sep 2012

ASCO President Responds to New York Times Op-Ed piece

Dear Dr. Tulenko, I am writing as President of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), the academic leadership organization representing the twenty-one accredited schools and colleges of optometry in the 50 states and Puerto Rico.  Our member institutions educate and train the nation’s Doctors of Optometry.  This letter is to take issue with several comments pertaining to optometry and health professions education…

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Sep 2012

Illinois College of Optometry to Celebrate 2012 Alumni Association Award Winners

September 7, 2012 (CHICAGO) — The Illinois College of Optometry has announced the winners of the 2012 Alumni Awards. Six optometrists and one corporation will be honored for excellence and leadership in education, philanthropy, research and patient care, as well as for their outstanding contributions to ICO and the optometric profession. The award recipients will be recognized during a banquet this evening at the Hard…

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Jul 2012

ICO Board of Trustees member Stephen Pugh to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Illinois College of Optometry congratulates Stephen H. Pugh, a member of the ICO Board of Trustees, on being selected the recipient of the 15th Annual Jefferson Fordham, Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. “Stephen is a worthy recipient of this honor and a valued member of the ICO Board of Trustees,” said ICO President Arol Augsburger, OD. “On behalf of the ICO community,…

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Jul 2012

Service Chief Announced for Rosenbloom Center

July 17, 2012 (CHICAGO) — The Illinois College of Optometry is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric A. Baas, OD, FAAO, to the position of service chief for the Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center for Vision and Aging at the Illinois Eye Institute. Dr. Baas will also serve as a full-time faculty member at the Illinois College of Optometry. He will begin his new…

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Jun 2012

Illinois College of Optometry Announces the Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging

CHICAGO ­— The Illinois College of Optometry is proud to announce the founding of the Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging, a new facility devoted to the vision care needs of the aging population. The Center, located within the Illinois Eye Institute on the ICO campus, will ultimately have four essential functions: to promote optometry students’ and practitioners’ increased knowledge and understanding…

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Jun 2012

ICO president appointed to Special Medical Advisory Group

CHICAGO— The Illinois College of Optometry is proud to announce the appointment of college president Arol Augsburger, OD, to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG). The Under Secretary for Health Robert Petzel, MD, made the appointment. Dr. Augsburger was nominated for the committee last fall by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, in consultation with the American Optometric…

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Jun 2012

Illinois Eye Institute selected as one of 20 clinical trial centers for national study

If you see this, please contact the Illinois Eye Instituteand find out how you can participate in a national study investigating NAION and potential links to PDE5 inhibitors. The Illinois Eye Institute has been selected as the only optometric clinic in the U.S. to investigate non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) and potential links to PDE5 inhibitors (e.g. Cialis, Viagra). The IEI is one of…

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Mar 2012

ICO Residential Complex home to works from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The ICO Residential Complex will be home to some beautiful pieces of art for the next year. Artwork from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will hang in the RC as part of the SAIC’s Creativity in the Workplace program. The Creativity in the Workplace program – part of the department of Exhibitions & Events – affords students the opportunity to exhibit their work…

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