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ICO faculty and students presented four posters at the AOA 2011 meeting in Salt Lake City in June. They were:
- Janus Winter. Long-term Impact of a Program for Promoting Routine Healthcare to Low-Income Uninsured Adults
- Erica A. Ittner. Nutritional optic neuropathy as result of topiramate induced appetite suppression
- Erica A. Ittner, Wendy Stone, Bruce Teitelbaum, Leonard Messner. Chiari I malformation presenting as asymptomatic papilledema
- Erica Zeiders. “Why Does My Kid Look Like That?!"
In May, ICO had 10 presentations at this year's meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The College's faculty authors included: Drs. Allison, Harthan, Kelly, L. Messner, Pang, Roberts, Saeed, Schlange, Teitelbaum and Zoltoski, as well as students Chandra Engs, Lauren Foley, Elizabeth Knighton, Kimberly Michel, Cherie Nau, Nellie Salami and Audra Sexton. Thanks to all for representing ICO and sharing the College's outstanding research.
The entire ICO community is very proud of fourth-year student Victoria Wenzel, who received the highest score in the nation of all NBEO Part I test-takers! She was given the 2011 Dr. Norman E. Wallis Award for Excellence during the AOA Optometry's Meeting last weekend. She is pictured here with ICO President Dr. Arol Augsburger. Congratulations, Victoria!
After four years and countless hours of hard work, you're doctors of optometry now. In addition to becoming doctors, you're now alumni of the Illinois College of Optometry. Keep in touch with ICO by following us on Facebook and Twitter, and let us know where you build your career by submitting a change of address form. You now have access to exclusive alumni services and resources, including ICO’s alumni directory, the library and career center to help you connect and network and succeed as a new optometrist.
You are invited to leave a lasting legacy by sponsoring a new seat in the Lecture Center.
You can honor your family, a friend or even your business with a permanent name plate near a new seat in the renovated Lecture Center. This is a special way for individuals, professional practices and organizations to show support of ICO and invest in the future of the College.
The 461-seat tiered auditorium is expected to be completed
this summer, before the Class of 2015 arrives on campus.
The giving levels are:
$1,200 Platinum Sponsorship
Includes an engraved name plate near the best available seat of your choice on the Main Floor, Rows 1 -5, recognition in ICO Matters and ICO’s Annual Report. Less than 100 seats available at this level. (Green Section)
$800 Gold Sponsorship
Includes an engraved name plate near the best available seat that we will select for you, Rows 6 – 11, recognition in ICO Matters and ICO’s Annual Report.
$400 Silver Sponsorship
Includes an engraved name plate near the best available seat that we will select for you, Rows 12 – 17, recognition in ICO Matters and ICO’s Annual Report.
$200 Bronze Sponsorship
Includes recognition in ICO Matters and ICO’s Annual Report
Only a limited number of seats are available, so complete the form and secure your legacy in the new Lecture Center today.
Join us for CE at Homecoming 2013! We will be offering 4 hours of CE on September 29.
This Fall at ICO: Save the Date for our two-day CE program on November 3-4, 2013
The Illinois College of Optometry offers a number of events and services for prospective students to learn more about the profession of optometry and ICO’s unique program. Get to know our admissions staff and students by attending these events. The admissions staff at ICO is here to assist you as best as we can throughout the application process. Take advantage of the many opportunities to connect with us!
ICO On the Road
Tour of Campus
Come and experience ICO’s campus first-hand by scheduling a tour of campus. From mid-September until the end of April, tours are offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon until 1:00 pm. During the months of May through mid-September, individual appointments can be scheduled during office hours depending on availability of tour guides.
Typically on a Saturday in June each year, the Office of Admissions holds its annual Open House. The Open House includes a presentation on ICO’s program and admissions process, mini-sessions on financial aid and strengthening your application, a student panel with a question and answer time, optometric entrance exam demonstrations, and a tour of the school. Students and guests are encouraged to attend this event.
The Office of Admissions holds one or more information sessions on campus each application year. This type of session includes a presentation on ICO’s program, the application process, and a tour of the facilities. Prospective students are encouraged to attend. Please keep checking this page for the next session and the ability to RSVP.
Admissions Counseling Session
Are you feeling anxious about the application process for optometry school? Do you want to talk through your current coursework and ICO’s prerequisite requirements? Are you interested in making a career change and want to know if optometry school is for you? All these questions and more can be addressed in a one-on-one admissions counseling session.
Counseling sessions can be conducted in-person or via phone. Admissions staff will provide you with tips on strengthening your application, getting your coursework on track for optometry school, and preparing a competitive application for the Admissions Committee to review. We encourage individuals to review ICO’s web site, especially the required pre-optometry curriculum and the application process prior to scheduling an appointment. Students are encouraged to share a copy of their college transcript prior to the appointment and to come prepared with questions. Contact the Office of Admissions at 312-949-7400 or 1-800-397-2424 to schedule your appointment.