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Get a view from the inside.

ICO’s student blog offers real perspectives from all four years of optometry school. Our talented writers tackle everything from Chicago’s CTA and coffee shops to honest reflections on patient care. These voices provide a true view of ICO that can’t be found anywhere else. Read through some of the most recent posts below, and picture yourself at ICO!

To view the full blog, visit http://blog.ico.edu


  • One Love: Eye Care in Jamaica

    It is hard to realize the impact you are having on the visual health of others when you only see, on average, six patients a week…

    November 2017
  • ICO Security Van

    After a long day at school, one of the last things I want to do is worry about how I’m going to get back to my…

    November 2017
  • The Creative Vision of Yuzu Sushi

    It was a Friday night. I had just finished my last final of fall quarter, I was rocking a new pair of sneakers, it was my…

    November 2017
  • NBEO vs. OEBC

    NBEO exams are the national optometric board certifications required in the United States. OEBC is the Canadian equivalent. Some optometry students only take American boards, and others…

    November 2017
  • How Does Externship Selection at ICO Work?

    At ICO, we are very lucky to have a plethora of locations to choose from when it comes to selecting externships. We have sites in almost…

    November 2017