ICO is dedicated solely to the student of optometry.
The Illinois Eye Institute, one of the largest eye care providers in the United States, is located on-site at ICO. Our students see patients in their very first year. The city of Chicago provides extraordinary patient volume, complexity, and case diversity, with over 100,000 annual visits. All ICO students rotate through primary care, advanced ophthalmic care, contact lenses, low vision rehabilitation, and pediatrics/binocular vision.
In addition to the IEI, students have clinical opportunities in the Eyepod and are exposed to a wide variety of health care delivery systems through ICO’s affiliations with organizations such as Chicago Public Schools and the University of Chicago. With training in so many settings, our grads feel comfortable practicing anywhere.
Don’t just take our word for it! In this video series, our students and faculty offer a close, personal look at ICO’s clinical experience: