At their 2018 symposium in Las Vegas, the Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) named Dr. Renee Reeder their Practitioner of the Year. This honor was awarded “for outstanding professional expertise in fitting customized contact lenses to the benefit of corneal health, improved vision, and the advancement of the contact lens industry.” The GPLI is the educational arm of the Contact Lens Manufacturers’ Association (CLMA.) Dr….
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Ruth A. Trachimowicz, OD, PhD, FAAO. Better known as “Dr. T” to students, she will be remembered as one of the Illinois College of Optometry’s most beloved faculty members. Dr. T first came to ICO in 1987 to teach Human Anatomy. As Associate Professor, she eventually taught a variety of basic health science courses and optometry laboratories, and…
The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Summer quarter of the 2017-18 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all third and fourth year patient care courses:
The annual Alumni Association Awards are always distributed during ICO Homecoming. This year’s event will occur later than usual, as Homecoming will be sharing a weekend with Academy- October 13-14, 2017. We have already named this year’s awardees. These distinguished individuals represent professional achievement, leadership in education, and excellence in philanthropy. Congratulations to the 2017 ICO Alumni Association Award Recipients: Alumnus of the Year Award…
Join the Illinois College of Optometry in officially welcoming the Class of 2021 to their professional education on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Parent’s Orientation 9 a.m., ICO Lecture Center President’s Welcome/White Coat Ceremony 11 a.m., ICO Lecture Center Doors open for guests with tickets at 10:30 a.m. Parking Guests with tickets can park for free in the ICO parking garage depending upon availability. Entrance…
The Illinois College of Optometry recently earned continued accreditation, following a comprehensive review by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education. The accreditation process includes an institutional self-study, external review and site visit to assess the quality of education programs against predetermined standards. “The ICO community earned every bit of this accreditation. The process that the institution goes through is extensive and there is not a…
The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Spring quarter of the 2016-17 school year by achieving a quarterly GPA of 3.5 or better and earning no grade below a B or H (honors) in all third and fourth year patient care courses:
On Feb. 28, Dr. Lisa Thornton shot a public service announcement for Prevent Blindness America on ICO’s campus. Dr. Thornton is a Chicago-based pediatrician who has commented for such media outlets as NBC, CBS, ABC and CNN. Design agency SparkFactor is producing the PSA.
The National Board of Examiners in Optometry recently released statistics on the Part II Patient Assessment and Management Exam administered in December 2012. The pass rate for first-time test-takers from the Illinois College of Optometry was 98.11 percent, exceeding by 4 points the national average of 94 percent. The PAM examination is administered at the NBEO test center in Charlotte, N.C., in a single day,…
Nearly a Quarter Million Dollar Grant Awarded to Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago Public Schools
The Illinois College of Optometry’s school-based clinic, the Illinois Eye Institute at Princeton, received a $249,000 grant from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation. The grant will be used to expand clinic capacity and address the unmet vision care needs of Chicago Public Schools students. CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2013 –The Illinois College of Optometry and Chicago Public Schools have received a $249,000 grant in support of…