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Oct 2016

Dr. Newton K. Wesley Foundation Supports New ICO Myopia Study

The Illinois College of Optometry has signed an agreement with the Dr. Newton K. Wesley Foundation to support a new research project. ICO will be studying the effects of orthokeratology on slowing the progression of myopia. This study hopes to expand potential application of orthokeratology to a novel population, African American school-aged children.  Lee Wesley, DMin, president of the NKWF, signed the official document at ICO on…

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Sep 2016

Summer 2016 Dean’s List

The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Summer quarter of the 2015-16 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all third and fourth year patient care courses:


Sep 2016

2016 Alumni Association Awards Honor Esteemed Optometrists

Homecoming Weekend 2016 included ICO’s annual Alumni Association Awards. Notable alumni were recognized for professional achievement, leadership in education, and excellence in philanthropy. Trophies were presented on Saturday, September 10, at the InterContinental Hotel on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Congratulations to the 2016 ICO Alumni Association Award Recipients: Alumnus of the Year Award Dennis M. Brtva, OD ’84 Young Alumnus of the Year Award Eric A. Baas,…

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Aug 2016

ICO Teachers of the Year and Faculty Scholar Honored at Retreat

At the start of each school year, ICO hosts a 2-day retreat for faculty. The ICO Student Association announced its Teacher of the Year Award recipients at the 2016 event. Congratulations to the following members of our esteemed faculty, chosen by student vote: 1st Year Faculty Award: Ruth Trachimowicz, OD, PhD, FAAO 2nd Year Faculty Award: Michael Zost, OD, FCOVD, FAAO  3rd Year Faculty, 4th Year Faculty, and Golden…

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Jul 2016

Illinois College of Optometry Announces New Practice Management Curriculum

CHICAGO – The Illinois College of Optometry, the nation’s oldest and largest optometry school, announced today a revitalized practice management curriculum in response to the real world needs of the profession. Beginning this fall, the entering class of future optometrists will experience enhanced programming to best prepare students for the business side of optometry. Practice management fundamentals have always been a part of the ICO curriculum,…

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Jun 2016

ICO Launches Online CE Courses

ICO is thrilled to announce the our new Online Continuing Education Portal. Optometrists worldwide can use this tool to access CE anytime, anywhere. The site currently offers more than 10 COPE-approved courses developed by leading content experts right here at ICO! Signing up is easy. All you have to do is complete the simple (and free) online registration form at Once logged in, you’ll have have 24/7 access to ICO’s COPE-approved CE courses….

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Jun 2016

Spring 2016 Dean’s List

The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Spring quarter of the 2015-16 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all third and fourth year patient care courses:


May 2016

Class of 2016 Honored at Capstone

The following members of ICO’s Class of 2016 were honored with scholarships and awards at the annual Capstone Program on Wednesday, May 18. Congratulations to all! Thank you to our generous Capstone 2016 sponsors and exhibitors: Bronze Level Sponsors Alcon National Vision, Inc. Exhibitor/Table Sponsors All About Eyes Allergan American Academy of Optometry American Optometric Association CooperVision Eye Doctor’s Optical Outlets -Florida ICO Alumni Association Illinois Optometric…

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May 2016

Commencement 2016

Congratulations to the ICO Class of 2016! Please join us in celebration as these students become Doctors of Optometry. When: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 11 a.m. Guests with tickets can enter the chapel at approximately 10:15 a.m. in the order they arrived. At approximately 10:45 a.m., guests without tickets will be allowed seating as it is available. Where: Rockefeller Chapel 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, IL 60637…

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Apr 2016

SVOSH Lens Sale Tomorrow, April 20

Requested by popular demand, another SVOSH lens sale will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20 from noon – 2 p.m. Lenses will be offered in multiple materials, with many customization options available for an upcharge. Eyesafe screen protectors for smart phones will also be on sale. Please bring your frames to the tables outside of Room 1201! Orders must be made by ICO students, no exchanges or refunds. 

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