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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


  • Giving Back in Chicago with PAWS

    fullsizerender-4As the holidays creep up on us, it’s hard not to get into the spirit of giving. Living in a large city like Chicago, every day…

    November 2016
  • Capriotti’s: A Sandwich Chain Comes to Chicago

    img_2504Lately, my blogs have been optometry-oriented. Nothing is wrong with optometry-related blogs, but I try to stress that students need to take a break from school…

    November 2016
  • First Quarter Cleanse at Starved Rock State Park

    french-canyonWith the first quarter in the books, it is now time to move on to the second. There’s a little over a week-long break before we…

    November 2016
  • Wrigleyville Victory Crawl

    14925273_2137793263112434_5772783368702118322_nIn case you missed it, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. As you can imagine, this sent the city of Chicago into a celebratory frenzy.…

    November 2016
  • It’s the Little Things that Matter

    The road may be long, but I know there is light out there... Taken from: https://www.pexels.com/While an optometry student at ICO, you learn to appreciate the little things that may otherwise be taken for granted. For example: Your bed! We are all familiar with...

    November 2016