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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!

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  • ICO in Denmark

    In order to celebrate the completion of my third year of optometry school, I decided to take a solo trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. Studying for boards…

    July 2018
  • What made you want to go to optometry school?

    Every applicant is asked this question at some point on their optometric journey: “What made you want to go to optometry school?” After a while, the…

    July 2018
  • Thank a Friend

    The Beatles said it best, “…Said I’m gonna make it with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends) Oh, I’m gonna keep on…

    June 2018
  • Being a Second Year Class Rep at ICO

    I was fortunate enough to serve as one of two second-year class reps for ICO’s Class of 2020 last year. On top of helping our class…

    June 2018
  • Why Should Optometry Students Attend Conferences?

    Each year, optometry holds a multitude of conferences for both doctors and students to attend. These conferences range from politically-oriented to specialty-specific. As students, it is hard…

    May 2018