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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

Winter 2015 Dean’s List

The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Winter 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:


Apr 2016

Insightful Panels and Valuable Networking Scheduled for #POS2016

ICO’s 19th Annual Practice Opportunities Symposium promises to be the networking event of the year, and it’s just 3 days away. The 2016 POS kicks off Friday, April 8, at 1 p.m. This free event includes countless opportunities to network. Attendees will learn practice management techniques and gain knowledge about externships, residencies, and various modes of practice. Over 30 practitioners will be in the building, plus vendors and panelists from…

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Mar 2016

Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton Elementary Celebrates Five Years of Serving Chicago Students

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…

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Jan 2016

Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging Celebrates Anniversary

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…

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Jan 2016

Teisha Johnson Elected Secretary of NAGAP

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….

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Dec 2015

Fall 2015 Dean’s List

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:


Nov 2015

Eye Health Life Health Coalition Launches

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…

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Oct 2015

AAO Recognizes Newest ICO Fellows

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…

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