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The Illinois College of Optometry provides a comprehensive educational experience that prepares students for the technologies and modes of practice of tomorrow. The curriculum at ICO is known to be rigorous, but has been designed to give students early patient care opportunities. The curriculum includes:

Basic Human Sciences

Professional Ethics

Interpersonal Skills 

Primary Eye Care

Cornea/Contact Lenses

Pediatrics/Binocular Vision

Low Vision Rehabilitation

Ocular Disease


Ophthalmic Management of Medical Conditions

Ophthalmic Optics

Clinical Medicine

Physical Examination

Evidence-Based Healthcare

Optometric Use of Injectable Agents