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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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Mar 2012

ICO Alumnus Irvin Borish, OD, Father of Modern Optometry, Dies at 99

Irvin Borish, OD, DOS, a distinguished ICO alumni who is considered “the father of modern optometry,” died March 3 in Florida at the age of 99. Dr. Borish graduated from the Northern Illinois College of Optometry – a predecessor to ICO – in 1934. He served on the school’s faculty for eight years, including as assistant dean. He then established a private practice in Kokomo,…

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Feb 2012

One Year Later, School-based Eye Clinic Confirms Needed Service

More than 5,000 Chicago Public School students benefit from Illinois College of Optometry program JANUARY 26, 2012 (CHICAGO) –  The Illinois College of Optometry is proud to announce that its partnership with the Chicago Public Schools to open a school-based eye clinic has resulted in treatment for more than 5,000 CPS students in the one year since it opened. The clinic at Princeton Elementary School on…

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