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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 Externship Lotto at ICO

    Ready to spend our first externship in Sartell, MN, with these crazy kids.Fourth year Rina Sheth’s latest blog was Seven Tips for ICO Externships. But, how do fourth years get to a certain externship site? This past month,…

    September 2016
  • The Third Year Clinician

    clinicianIt has been a little over four months since I started working in the clinic on my own. My understanding of vision and eye disease has deepened dramatically.…

    September 2016
  • 5 Resources You Should Get to Know at ICO

    study-763571_960_720When I was first accepted to ICO, many of my professors and people I worked with told me how challenging it would be. The words went in…

    September 2016
  • Cookie Time at By the Park Bakery in Chicago

    img_2338What do ICO third years do during the first week of classes? Obviously, we explore the city! I finally got my bike in Chicago, and since…

    September 2016
  • 7 Tips for ICO Externships

    colorado-lake  I’m officially in my first rotation away from the Illinois Eye Institute- and, truth be told, home in general. This new adventure has landed me…

    September 2016