Practice Opportunities Symposium



ICO’s Practice Opportunities Symposium is an annual event that takes place each spring on campus. Dozens of alumni and other optometrists participate in faculty-moderated sessions and discuss modes of practice, practice management, externships, residencies and more. Exhibitors provide demonstrations of the latest optometric equipment on the market. It’s a great opportunity for students to learn about post-graduation possibilities and network with practitioners already in the field.

In 2014, POS is set for Friday, April 4. More than three dozen panelists will participate and share their expertise. From 1-3:30 p.m., 25-minute panel discussions will be held in classrooms and labs on third floor. Each of the seven rooms will be devoted to a different topic: private practice, corporate practice, specialty/nontraditional practice, Canadian practice, practice management, residencies and externships.

From 3:30-6 p.m., students can network with practitioners, exhibitors and recruiters in the Lecture Center and on the second floor. Food and beverages will be provided. The event is FREE for all students; clinic attire is required.

Thank you to the following companies for making this event possible:

Silver Level Event Sponsor

National Vision

Broze Level Event Sponsors


Exhibit Sponsors

All About Eyes
Bausch & Lomb
Carl Zeiss Meditec
Eye Doctor’s Optical Outlet
Illinois Optometric Association
International Eyecare Center, Inc.
MassMutual Financial Group
Nationwide Vision 
Ocular Instruments, Inc.
Shopko Optical
Star Ophthalmic Instruments
US Vision
Williams Group