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Get a view from the inside.

ICO’s student blog offers real perspectives from all four years of optometry school. Our talented writers tackle everything from Chicago’s CTA and coffee shops to honest reflections on patient care. These voices provide a true view of ICO that can’t be found anywhere else. Read through some of the most recent posts below, and picture yourself at ICO!

To view the full blog, visit http://blog.ico.edu


  • Stuck In a Rut?

    Optometry school isn’t always just learning about eyeballs. It’s about learning how to deal with the ups and downs life gives you along the way. To…

    February 2019
  • Lists and Lists

    Before I moved to Chicago, I made lists and lists of things I would need to survive my move to a new city. My lists were…

    February 2019
  • An ICO Student’s Review of Bottom Lounge

    I’ve returned with another venue review for all my music lovers! This time, I’m taking a trip over to Bottom Lounge, a smaller locale situated in…

    January 2019
  • One quarter down…

    The first quarter of optometry school is definitely an experience I don’t think I will ever forget. It was a mix of every emotion you can…

    January 2019
  • Everything To Know About ICO Externships

    At ICO, externship selection occurs early during third year. This means that students have essentially their entire third year to plan what fourth year may bring.…

    January 2019