A significant upgrade is coming to the Illinois Eye Institute. Shortly after Thanksgiving, construction will begin on the Bronzeville Pharmacy. This in-house facility will serve our community from inside our own clinic. The Bronzeville Pharmacy project is the result of extensive research. Explains Dr. Dominick Opitz, “Patients and the ICO community have asked for this for a long time.” The numbers support his assertion. When surveyed, 73% of…
Maintaining healthy eyes is essential for a healthy life. This is the important message we are now working to convey through an organization called the Eye Health Life Health Coalition. This is a new collaboration between healthcare, social service, and community business leaders dedicated to advancing awareness of the importance of eye health. The Coalition is chaired by our very own Nancy DeMaso, Senior Director of…
The group that dreamed up the electrifying “Men of ICO” calendar has just announced a new art project. YOU can get involved! The 2016 calendar will be designed by ICO’s most creative students, residents, faculty and staff. The concept is simple but broad: When you think of ICO, what comes to mind? Submissions must be original works and can be in any form- fine art, photographs, collages, etc. The organizers will…
The American Academy of Optometry (AAO) announced its newest Fellows following its 2015 conference in New Orleans. To become an AAO Fellow, optometrists must complete a wide variety of presentations and publications over the course of 3 years while being involved in clinical practice. The following members of the ICO family were admitted to the AAO Fellowship: Dr. Kristin K. Anderson, OD, FAAO Dr. Maria…
Dr. Richard S. Kattouf, Dr. Michael Stiniziano, and Dr. Neil R. Hodur were recently honored with awards acknowledging their leadership on the ICO Board of Trustees. Each of the recipients have completed their service to the Board. We thank them for their support and wish them the best with their future endeavors.
Congratulations to the winners of the Homecoming 2015 Online Student Survey Raffle! $100 Matthews Bookstore Gift Card Denise Alexopoulos, ’17 Jessica Kulick, ’16 Brian Trieu, ’17 $100 Star Ophthalmic Instruments Gift Certificate Vivian Li, ‘ 19 Victoria Sin, ’18 Students can pick up their prizes at the Alumni Office, on the 2nd floor in the Development Suite across from the Student Affairs Suite.
Students, staff, and alumni represented ICO this month at the 2015 National Optometric Association Conference. Preston Smith, OD ’15, Rina Sheth, ’17, Chuatong Thao, ’17, Nicole Akpunku, ’18, and Amy Keopraseuth, ’18, all traveled to South Carolina for the event. ICO alumni enthusiastically joined this group for a weekend of learning and accolades. At the conference, ICO’s NOSA Chapter tied for Chapter of the Year. This is an exceptional honor, as…
ICO President Arol Augsburger, OD, was honored as Dean Emeritus of the University of Alabama School of Optometry. Though Dr. Augsburger has held this title for several months, a formal exchange took place in Seattle during AOA’s 2015 Optometry’s Meeting. Dean Kelly Nichols presented him with a framed resolution from the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. ICO is very proud of its esteemed President. Be sure to congratulate Dr….
The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t the only team that brought a Cup home to Chicago! Congratulations to the ICO Private Practice Club, honored this month with the 2015 Preston Cup. The Student Optometric Leadership Network gives this award to a private practice or practice management organization that goes “above and beyond” in a given year. Members voted after seeing a video presentation on key Private Practice Club events at ICO. The prize was presented in Sacramento,…
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 patient care courses: