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ICO on the Road

ICO representatives visit dozens of sites across the U.S. and Canada. We’d love to meet you! Refer to the list below to see when we’ll be in your area.

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Arizona State University
Pre-Optometry Club
 PSH153 Tuesday, September 19,
8 p.m.


Student Development Day
Hilton Long Beach Saturday, September 23,
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


University of South Florida
Pre-Optometry Club
Marshall Student Center Room 3709 Tuesday, October 31,
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
University of Florida
Pre-Optometry Club
Thursday, November 2,
7:30 p.m.


Augustana College
Pre-Optometry Club
Monday, September 25,
Morton College
College Fair
Henry J. Vais Gymnasium Wednesday, October 4,
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Optometry Dean’s Night
Tuesday, October 17,
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Graduate & Professional School Fair
Illini Union Rooms A, B, C Wednesday, October 18,
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
University of Illinois – Chicago
Graduate & Professional School Fair
UIC Forum Thursday, October 19,
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Loyola University
Careers in Science Fair
Damen Student Center Wednesday, October 25,
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Lewis University
Pre-Optometry Club
Science Center Friday, November 10,
12 p.m.


University of Iowa
Pre-Optometry Club
Tuesday, September 26,
Iowa State University
Pre-Optometry Club
Tuesday, October 3,


Oakland University
Pre-Optometry Club Visit to ICO
Saturday, October 21,
12:30 p.m.


University of Texas – Austin
Pre-Optometry Club
Monday, October 16,
7 p.m.
University of the Incarnate Word
Pre-Optometry Club
Tuesday, October 17,
6 p.m.
University of Texas – San Antonio
Pre-Optometry Club
Wednesday, October 18,
Time TBA
Prairie View University
Pre-Optometry Professional Society/Microbiology Course
Thursday, October 19,
Time TBA
University of Texas – Arlington
Pre-Optometry Society
Friday, October 20,
12 p.m.


Marquette University
Pre-Health Student Programs Fair
Cramer Hall Thursday, September 26,
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Health Professions Information Night
Science Hall Thursday, October 10,
6 p.m.
Marquette University
Pre-Optometry Club
Thursday, October 26,
7:30 p.m.


ASCO Optometry Virtual Fair Wednesday, October 4,
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Focus on Your Future

This week-long summer program introduces ICO and the profession of optometry to underrepresented minority undergraduates. Participants meet ICO staff, faculty, students and alumni, see our facilities, and get to know Chicago. For more information on FoYF, click below.

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Focus on Your Future includes sample lectures from real ICO courses, an overview of the admissions process, career and leadership development, clinical exposure, and student and OD panels. At the end of the program, participants receive a certificate of completion. To get a better idea of the week’s activities, take a peek at a previous year’s agenda.


FoYF is open to underrepresented minorities who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program either in their first, second, or third year. We also accept applications for students who are enrolled in a community college, post-baccalaureate, or graduate program.

There is no cost to participate in this program. Participants are only responsible for their travel expenses and/or transportation to and from ICO. Participants are housed at no charge in ICO’s Residential Complex.


For the 2017 session, we are accepting applications December 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified of acceptanceby the end of April.

The program takes place June 26-30, 2017.

Students interested in the program must submit the following:

For questions about Focus on Your Future, please contact Senior Director of Admissions/Marketing Teisha Johnson at 312-949-7400 or