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Feb 2012

Model urban clinic brings eye & vision care to more than 5,000 Chicago students

MEDIA ADVISORY For Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CONTACT: Jenni Gaster Sopko (312)949-7412, jsopko@ico.edu Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago Public Schools Celebrate First Year of Eye Clinic Partnership WHO & WHAT: The eye clinic at Princeton Elementary School was established in January 2011 to bring eye and vision care to CPS students identified as needing additional vision testing but who lack access to optometric services. Since…

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Feb 2012

Students from Dolton Riverdale District 148 Visit Illinois Eye Institute

FEBRUARY 1, 2012 (CHICAGO) – The Illinois Eye Institute welcomed 105 students from Dolton- Riverdale District 148 during the past two weeks for comprehensive eye exams, identifying more than 90 percent who required glasses but might otherwise not have had access to care. The visits, which took place Jan. 24 and 31, were arranged by the Illinois Eye Institute Foundation, the charitable division of the…

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Jan 2012

ICO Announces AOA President Dori Carlson, OD, as 2012 Commencement Speaker

ICO is very proud to welcome American Optometric Association President Dori Carlson, OD, as the keynote speaker for the Class of 2012 commencement ceremony. Dr. Carlson, the first woman to serve as president of the AOA, also will be granted the doctor of science in optometry honorary degree during the May 19 event at Rockefeller Chapel on the University of Chicago campus. “The entire ICO…

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Nov 2011

Illinois College of Optometry President Arol Augsburger, OD, Elected Vice Chairman of Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges & Universities

CHICAGO – Arol Augsburger, OD, president of the Illinois College of Optometry, was elected vice chairman for the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities. Dr. Augsburger will serve on the Federation’s executive committee and join other leaders to represent the public policy interests of 61 Illinois nonprofit private colleges and universities. “I am honored to serve the Federation in this new capacity and be…

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Nov 2011

CMS Change Allows Illinois Optometrists to Claim EHR Incentive

Good news for optometrists in Illinois: The Illinois State Plan for Medicaid has been changed to fully recognize optometrists as physicians, clearing the way for ODs in the state to be eligible for federal electronic health records reimbursement. The Illinois Eye Institute advocated for this significant change with a team of key players, led by Dr. Leonard Messner: Dr. Vince Brandys, IEI consultant Barry Maram, Rodney Peele from…

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Aug 2011

IOA and ICO Celebrate the History of Optometry

ICO and IOA are hosting an Open House celebration on Friday, June 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is extra special for those of us at ICO because this year also marks the 140th anniversary of the school. The open house event will be held on the ICO campus, 3241 S Michigan Ave., and includes many unique activities for students, alumni, friends and…

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