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Continuing Education

Join us for a lifetime of learning.

One of the missions of the Illinois College of Optometry is to provide lifelong education to optometrists. We believe that by enhancing your knowledge base, you will be able to improve the efficiency of your practice, serve your patients better, become a more successful doctor, and thereby strengthen the profession.

The Continuing Education Department offers certified and regular courses both on-campus and online. We offer a variety of topics to choose from, and all courses are submitted for COPE approval. ICO CE is open to all optometrists, not just alumni.

Online CE

Our online CE portal offers access to COPE-approved courses developed by leading content experts right here at ICO! Registration is easy. Just click the link below to access our portal and sign up. Once logged in, you’ll have access to ICO’s CE courses anytime, anywhere. Courses are viewable for a full week after purchase, and can be conveniently paused to suit your schedule.

ICO Online CE

Upcoming CE Events

Join us for ICO’s Winter CE Program!
Sunday, February 17, 2019
6 hours of Credit (6 Hours Certified [TQ])
All courses will be COPE Approved
Registration, Sign-In, and Breakfast begin at 7:30 AM
First Course begins promptly at 8:30 AM
Location: ICO Lecture Center
$175 Non-tested; $205 Tested

Course Agenda
7:30 AM Sign-in & Breakfast
8:30 AM Innovative Technologies in Optometric Practice; Walt Whitley, OD
10:30 AM Ocular Pharmacology Updates; Walt Whitley, OD
12:30 Lunch
1:30 PM New Trends in Refractive Surgery, OD Pearls for Co-Management Care, and Corneal Crosslinking Update; Colman Kraff, MD
3:30 PM Closing Remarks/Sign Out


Registration Coming Soon:
Sunday April 14, 2019
6 hours of Credit (6 Hours IL Certified [TQ])
All courses will be COPE Approved
8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Registration, Sign-In, and Breakfast begin at 7:30 AM
First Course begins promptly at 8:30 AM
Location:  ICO Lecture Center
Courses will include:
Our Favorite Cases:  MIGS, Meds, and More; Michael Chaglasian, OD; Dominic Opitz, OD
The Long and Short of Myopia Control; Stephanie Fromstein, OD; Denise Alexopoulos, OD
Ocular and Systemic Updates in Hypertension; David Gurka, MD; Heather McLeod, OD

Resident Rounds
2018-2019 (Specific dates listed below)
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: ICO Lecture Center, Room 1202
Cost: $25 per session

Attendees will earn 1 hour of non-tested COPE Approved CE credit for each session attended.

Upcoming Dates:
Friday, December 14, 2018
Friday, January 11, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019

Register for Resident Rounds Now!

Looking for More?

Missing some continuing education documentation? Fill out the CE Documentation Request Form and email to or fax to 312-949-7383 in order to get the materials you need.