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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 Last Post: Graduation

    The last few weeks at ICO are bittersweet. At some (or all) times, it’s a mix of feelings: exciting, overwhelming, sad. The Class of 2018 is…

    May 2018
  • What it Takes to Fly

    There is no way of getting around it- I love aviation. It fascinated me as a boy and it still fascinates me today. It astonished me…

    April 2018
  • The New Dog on the Block: Dog Haus

    Being back in ICO as a 4th year can be tiring. Between being in clinic (always!), preparing for clinic, sending out resumes, and figuring out how…

    April 2018
  • Working Hard vs. Working Smart (and Hard???)

    I’m sure many of you can think of numerous accounts when you worked really hard to achieve a goal. Maybe you studied days in advance to…

    April 2018
  • ICO in Spain

    One of my best friends is currently teaching in Spain for a year. She is living in Madrid, giving me the perfect chance to come visit…

    April 2018