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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!

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  • The Value of Vision

    blog-8-jay-pMillennium Park offers many beautiful sights, great photo back drops, and exciting events. One special piece of Millennium Park is its centerpiece, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.…

    October 2016
  • Comprehensive vs. Follow-up Exams

    img_2413In third year at ICO, you see a variety of exam types. Some people prefer one type over the other, but why? What are the benefits…

    October 2016
  • Halloween in Chicago

    halloween-illustrationHalloween is just around the corner! Being from Massachusetts, I love Halloween. I grew up taking trips to Salem to explore where the Witch Trials were…

    October 2016
  • There’s Always Time to Break a Sweat

    brigymComing into optometry school, I was told that it was hard to keep up with everything on top of all of the studying we were going…

    September 2016
  • 5 Fun Things to Do for Free in Chicago

    img_3245If you’re a graduate student like me, you might be a little, well… broke. I mean, student loans are an option, but I’d rather not think…

    September 2016