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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


  • Visiting the Riviera Theatre in Chicago

    It has been a while, ICO, but ya boy’s back with a new blog post for your reading pleasure. If you’ve read any of my past…

    November 2018
  • Diving into Doctorate Level Coursework at ICO

    “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” As I began optometry school, one of the biggest stress-inducing factors was the unknown surrounding coursework. How I…

    November 2018
  • Boo Bash 2018 at ICO

    One of ICOs most loved annual events has come and gone for the year. Boo Bash 2018 was an absolute success! It was at Fremont in…

    October 2018
  • ICO in Hawaii

    Aloha from Honolulu on the island of Oahu! I’m very lucky to be spending my fall quarter fourth-year rotation in this magical place. A big thanks…

    October 2018
  • Bridging the Gap: Diversity in Optometry

    Despite increasing diversity in the field of healthcare, there is much work that needs to be done in regard to minority representation. One of my main…

    September 2018