We never stop learning.
The expertise of our professors reaches beyond class and clinic. One of the ways ICO faculty stays engaged in optometry through research. We frequently host visiting professors to encourage communication and collaboration across the field. Thanks to this constant innovation, an OD from ICO is always relevant in the modern world.
ICO researchers receive support from the National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute and other foundations, such as the National Keratoconus Foundation, Children Care Foundation, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, and Field Foundation of Illinois. The college also provides an intramural grant program to support the research of faculty, residents, and students.
Our students complete a research and scholarly project during their four-years at ICO. Students, faculty, and staff present research findings at ICO’s annual Symposium, as well as professional meetings worldwide.