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Feb 2018

GPLI Names Dr. Renee Reeder Practitioner of the Year

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….

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Nov 2017

Fall 2017 Dean’s List

The following students earned a spot on the Dean’s List for the Fall 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:


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Nov 2017

Dr. Arol Augsburger Announces Retirement from the Illinois College of Optometry

CHICAGO, November 3, 2017 – Illinois College of Optometry President Dr. Arol Augsburger will retire at the close of the 2017-18 academic year. As ICO’s fifth president, Dr. Augsburger has led the institution since 2002. His retirement will complete a storied career of leadership spanning forty-seven years and three academic institutions: ICO, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and The Ohio State University (OSU). Dr….

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Oct 2017

In Memory of Dr. Ruth A. Trachimowicz

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…

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Sep 2017

IOA Names Dr. Geoffrey Goodfellow Optometrist of the Year

The Illinois College of Optometry is delighted to congratulate Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD, FAAO, on being named 2017 Optometrist of the Year by the Illinois Optometric Association. This is the highest honor the IOA can bestow on a fellow optometrist. The award was given at the IOA’s annual convention, which took place September 14-17, 2017, in Itasca, Illinois. In addition to being a beloved Associate Professor,…

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Sep 2017

Summer 2017 Dean’s List

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:


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Sep 2017

ICO Announces 2017 Alumni Association Award Recipients

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…

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Aug 2017

President’s Welcome and White Coat Ceremony 2017

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…

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Aug 2017

Eidon Wide-Field Camera Installed in Illinois Eye Institute

The Illinois College of Optometry has installed a new Eidon Wide-Field Camera in the Illinois Eye Institute. The camera could become a permanent fixture in the clinic after a trial period. It offers a range of benefits over traditional fundus photography. Explains Dr. Michael Chaglasian, the Eidon Wide-Field Camera is an “excellent, easy to use” imager that can produce “quality images of small pupils through cataracts.”…

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Jul 2017

Illinois College of Optometry Earns Continued Accreditation, Advancing its Esteemed Reputation

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…

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