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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


  • CAP is Where it’s at!

    In my previous post, I talked about my favorite place at ICO- the Eyepod, where we get to practice new skills. What makes all of this…

    April 2017
  • See you at the Eyepod

    The Eyepod at ICO is my favorite place! It is where we get to practice every day for many hours. At the Eyepod, we apply what…

    April 2017
  • Davanti Enoteca: Italian Goodness

    To be honest, it is very rare that I get excited about Italian food. While most people love pasta, I would much rather eat meat and…

    April 2017
  • 3 Reasons Not to Turn Down a Dinner Invite With Industry Reps

    I’m six weeks from finishing my very last optometry school practical rotation. Right now, I’m wrapping up boards, initiating the licensing process, and thinking about what kind…

    April 2017
  • Now What? NBEO Part I is Finally Over

    Part 1 of NBEO boards is officially over! After a few months of nonstop studying, we third years are free. We have one last quarter left…

    March 2017