The study of optometry is most often used in a clinical setting. However, the inner workings of our eyes, brain, and visual system can affect how we see fine art. Some creative ICO students are building an illusion that tricks the eye. It’s called reverspective. Chido Munjanganja ‘15, Sepideh Omidghaemi ‘15, and twin sister Saeideh Omidghaemi are using reverspective to connect art with science. Reverspective,…
Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., OD ‘48, MA, DOS, dean of Illinois College of Optometry from 1955 to 1971, and president from 1972 to 1982, died at the age of 94 on Monday, April 7th. For more than 50 years, Dr. Rosenbloom served as a teacher and administrator to thousands of students; mentor to alumni, faculty and colleagues; and skilled practitioner, improving the vision of countless…
Hey, students! Are you ready for a jam-packed day of hobnobbing and learning about the vast career possibilities that lie ahead? Then, don’t miss the 18th Annual Practice Opportunities Symposium on Friday, April 10. The event begins at 1 p.m. and is a one-stop event to window shop-till-you-drop the spectrum of career paths and resources: • Interactive small group discussions with alumni and other ODs…
The following students earned a spot on the dean’s list for the Winter quarter of the 2014-15 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all patient care courses:
ICO president Arol Augsburger, OD, announced today that the Illinois College of Optometry is pursuing Joint Commission accreditation for the Illinois Eye Institute: ICO would become the first and only optometry school—making IEI the only provider fully dedicated to eye and vision care in Chicago—to have this notable designation. We have excellent data that supports the high quality of our academic program and this accreditation…
The Illinois Eye Institute has expanded again – this time to the West Side of Chicago. IEI is now on board with Loretto Hospital, which is located in the Austin neighborhood, to help address an unmet community need by providing eye care. The IEI first started seeing patients on Wednesday, February 11. “Hospital support has been overwhelmingly positive, said Dr. Dominick Opitz. “There is already a…
On Thursday, Feb. 19, from 5-8 p.m., the institution will be changing phone service providers. During this time the ICO/IEI phone system will be unable to communicate outside of the college for brief periods of time. This maintenance window only affects placing and receiving external calls. All internal calling will remain functional, as well as all computer and network systems.
The cafeteria will be closed for spring break starting Sunday, Feb. 15. It will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, Feb. 23.
Due to the planned power outage this Sunday, Feb. 15 (see item below), IS systems and network equipment will be unavailable from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Impacted systems include, but are not limited to: MediaSite; NextGen; Forum; Shared Drives; Library, RC, Eyepod and Computer Training Lab PCs; ICO and IEI employee PCs; all printers; wireless access; internet access; and Cisco phone system. Applications…
Facilities will be shutting down the IEI’s main power source for maintenance purposes on Sunday, Feb. 15. The RC and Brady Hall will not be affected. All power should be back on by 1 p.m.