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Feb 2015

Illinois Eye Institute Expands to West Side of Chicago

The Illinois Eye Institute has expanded again – this time to the West Side of Chicago. IEI is now on board with Loretto Hospital, which is located in the Austin neighborhood, to help address an unmet community need by providing eye care. The IEI first started seeing patients on Wednesday, February 11. “Hospital support has been overwhelmingly positive, said Dr. Dominick Opitz. “There is already a…

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Feb 2015

External Calling Disruption Thursday, Feb. 19

On Thursday, Feb. 19, from 5-8 p.m., the institution will be changing phone service providers. During this time the ICO/IEI phone system will be unable to communicate outside of the college for brief periods of time. This maintenance window only affects placing and receiving external calls. All internal calling will remain functional, as well as all computer and network systems.


Feb 2015

Cafeteria Closed Feb. 15-22

The cafeteria will be closed for spring break starting Sunday, Feb. 15. It will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, Feb. 23.


Feb 2015

Planned IS Outage

Due to the planned power outage this Sunday, Feb. 15 (see item below), IS systems and network equipment will be unavailable from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Impacted systems include, but are not limited to: MediaSite; NextGen; Forum; Shared Drives; Library, RC, Eyepod and Computer Training Lab PCs; ICO and IEI employee PCs; all printers; wireless access; internet access; and Cisco phone system. Applications…

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Feb 2015

Scheduled Power Outage

Facilities will be shutting down the IEI’s main power source for maintenance purposes on Sunday, Feb. 15. The RC and Brady Hall will not be affected. All power should be back on by 1 p.m.


Feb 2015

Valentine’s Day Cookies

If you’re searching for something to give someone special for Valentine’s Day, look no further. The cafeteria is offering heart-shaped Otis Spunkmeyer cookies for $5 apiece. Five varieties are available: chocolate chip, double chocolate chip, M&Ms, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin. To order, fill out this form and submit to Christine Gallagher by Thursday, Feb. 12.


Jan 2015

Private Practice Club Event

The Private Practice Club, along with Optometric Insights, is sponsoring an event on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. in room 1201. Presented by Dr. Mile Brujic, “What You Need to Know Now to Achieve Professional Success” is an interactive discussion that highlights the period leading up to graduation. Topics to be covered during this informative presentation include: * Where do I practice? * What type…

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Jan 2015

Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging Opens its Doors

CHICAGO –The Illinois College of Optometry is proud to announce the opening and dedication of the Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging at the Illinois Eye Institute. The new facility is located on the ICO campus and is committed to the vision care needs of an aging population. With the rate of severe vision loss set to double by 2030, mirroring the…

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Dec 2014

Help FCO Mission Trips, Win Great Gifts!

FCO’s annual raffle fundraiser is set for the week of Dec. 8-12. Tickets will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday. LOTS of exciting raffle prizes have been donated! Prices are as follows: $2 for one ticket, $5 for six and $10 for 15.


Nov 2014

AAO Poinsettia Sale, Trivia Night

The AAO Poinsettia Sale is going on now. Purchase a poinsettia by Friday, Dec. 5, for $15 for your home or a friend. The poinsettias will deliver by Dec. 11th.  Email to place your order today! AAO is also hosting a Trivia Night/Battle of the Brains on Friday, December 12 in the Lecture Center. Teams can consist of 3-5 people; entry will be $5/person….

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