Illinois College of Optometry

Make a real difference in
optometry and the world.

The ICO Difference

We are one of the world's leading
optometric institutions for good reason.
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Learn in the heart
of Chicago.

Our location provides you with a diverse array of patients - ultimately making you a better doctor.

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Work with real
patients in the clinic
from year 1.

We get you into clinic early because we believe you learn best when classes are paired with real-world clinical experiences.

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Join over 8,000 alumni

More connections means better opportunities for your career.

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Our program is for optometrists, by optometrists.

Every course, every lab is built to prepare you to be the best doctor of optometry possible.

HEAR FROM FACULTY & STUDENTS

What is it really like to. . .

We are a perfect collaboration between a community that wants to give and a community that is in need of service.

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- Leonard Messner, OD
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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Real Patient Story from Illinois Eye Institute

REAL PATIENTS IN A REAL CLINIC

Over 92,000 patient visits in our clinic, Illinois Eye Institute, every year.

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Why ICO?

Make a real difference in
optometry and the world.

Continuing Education

Our annual symposium takes place this month.  We will focus on Glaucoma. From diagnosing to treatment, we have a packed schedule!
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Class of 2023
Commencement

Watch the ceremony on May XX, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. by clicking the button below.
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ICO Open House

Come celebrate 150 years with us!

Join us Friday, June 17, 2022 as we celebrate our sesquicentennial.
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Catch the very latest on Instagram.

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