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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


  • ICO in England

    Now that I’ve hit my third year of optometry school and boards are right around the corner, I really wanted to do something for myself as…

    January 2018
  • 20/Happy

    There is a sense of relief that comes with the unfolding of a new year. It’s a chance to start fresh and leave behind all of…

    January 2018
  • How a Surfer can be a Guide in the Optometric Journey

    Hi, my name is Joe and I am a Californian. I find myself trying avocado on everything, thinking about the beach way too much, and probably…

    December 2017
  • Moody Tongue: A Fancy Brewery

    One thing that my generation will be known for is the craft brewery. It seems like no matter which town, city, or neighborhood you are in,…

    December 2017
  • Working with Chicago Public Schools

    Illinois Eye Institute Chicago Public Schools at Princeton ElementaryAs a third year at ICO, you are required to complete a “CPS rotation.” This is when you work at an off-campus site owned by the…

    December 2017