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Residency Programs

The road ahead is ready for you.

Residency programs at the Illinois College of Optometry offer post-graduate training for those interested in all aspects of optometry, including clinical practice, optometric education, and business. Residents gain advanced competency in eye care through education, scholarship, and patient care. Such experience aims to provide ICO residents with the expertise and confidence needed to treat complex clinical patients.

All ICO Residency Programs are ACOE accredited. We can help find the right residency for you. Explore our on and off campus options:

On-Campus Residencies

Affiliate Residencies

To Apply

All ICO and affiliated residency programs use Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) to fill their positions. The applicant must, prior to matriculation, have attained the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. To apply, please submit the following to the relevant residency coordinator listed on each .pdf:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript from your school

Please check the individual programs for additional requirements.

For more information about ICO’s residency programs, please contact the program coordinator of each residency, or ICO’s Residency Director, Dr. Janice Jurkus.