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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


  • Get Out Of Your Head

    In this perplexing journey that we call life, it’s easy to get wrapped up in our own endeavors, sometimes to a point of detriment. When you…

    April 2019
  • ICO SPOTLIGHT: Get to Know SJ Lee!

    “And now, here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is...

    April 2019
  • I’ve Been Missing the Point

    Does this sound familiar? You have to get good grades in high school so you can go to a good college. Then, you have to get…

    April 2019
  • Optometry School: Where is Right for Me?

    Thinking about applying to optometry school? Already applied and trying to make your final decision about where to go? It can definitely be tough making a choice…

    March 2019
  • The Burger Point: ICO Student Review

    Do you like good burgers? Do you also like a small distance separating you from said burgers? Well, then do I have good news for you,…

    March 2019