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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


  • Cost-Efficient Self Care for ICO Students

    SPOIL YOURSELF TODAY … On a Student Budget Being in grad school can take its toll on your body and mind. You need to make sure you are finding…

    September 2018
  • In Search of Wisdom

    Throughout my life, I have had people try to teach me lessons and share wisdom so I can be better prepared for whatever may come next.…

    August 2018
  • From Nashville to Chicago

    The first round of lectures has begun for the graduating class of 2022! I am an ICO first year coming to Chicago from Nashville, Tennessee. With…

    August 2018
  • Working at a Private Practice in Optometry School

    As I begin my first rotation as a fourth-year outside of the Illinois Eye Institute, it has become very clear that there are many different methods of…

    August 2018
  • Tips for a Successful Move to ICO

    “Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Moving to optometry school can be intimidating. Planning for a destination that is hours from…

    August 2018