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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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