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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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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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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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