South Side School-Based Vision Clinic Announces Positive Impact of Comprehensive Eye Exams on Students’ GPAs, Math Test Scores CHICAGO, March 15, 2016 – A study conducted by the Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton Elementary School and Chicago Public Schools showed a statistically significant improvement in student GPAs and math test scores after students received comprehensive eye exams and glasses. IEI at Princeton, a partnership between…
The Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging celebrated its first year yesterday. Sarah Rosenbloom and her son, Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr. were present at an afternoon tea. Sarah mentioned her late husband, saying “Al knows what’s going on here. He likes it. If he didn’t, we’d hear about it!” The Rosenbloom Center was the lifelong dream of Alfred A. Rosenbloom, Jr., OD…
Teisha Johnson, ICO’s Senior Director of Admissions, has been elected Secretary of NAGAP. NAGAP is the premier organization for graduate enrollment management professionals, representing all graduate-type programs nationwide. Ms. Johnson has distinguished herself as a leader within NAGAP over several years of increasing involvement. She served as National Conference Chair for 2 consecutive years prior to her new title. We congratulate Teisha on her achievements, and are honored to have her representing ICO across the world….
The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Fall 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:
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 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.
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….
Three awards were presented to ICO leaders at the 2015 Optometry’s Meeting: Mark Colip, OD ’92, received the Dr. Jack Bennett Innovation in Optometric Education Award. This honor recognizes “outstanding leadership or one outstanding innovation in optometric education that significantly impacts ASCO as an organization.” Said Dr. Colip, “I am humbled and deeply appreciative to receive this recognition by the ASCO Board of Directors. Dr. Jack Bennett was…