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IOA and ICO Celebrate the History of Optometry

ICO and IOA are hosting an Open House celebration on Friday, June 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is extra special for those of us at ICO because this year also marks the 140th anniversary of the school. The open house event will be held on the ICO campus, 3241 S Michigan Ave., and includes many unique activities for students, alumni, friends and visitors.

Schedule of Events

5:30 pm

Welcome from Dr. Arol Augsburger, president of ICO, and Dr. Sandra  Bury, president of the IOA

5:00 – 7:00 pm For you foodies, many ethnic cuisines from around Chicago can be sampled during the Taste of ICO in the campus courtyard.

5:00 – 9:00 pm

  1. Interactive campus tours will give you the opportunity to explore our campus and view demonstrations in the “Eyepod,” ICO’s state-of-the-art clinical lab and research facility. Also, if you named a seat in ICO’s newly remodeled Lecture Center, this will be your chance to show off your permanent place in ICO’s history.

  2. The latest research from ICO faculty will be showcased in a not- to- be- missed event that includes a specialty dessert bar.

  3. For the history enthusiasts, ICO and IOA have rummaged through their respective archives to illuminate events that have helped shape the College as well as the practice of optometry in Illinois.

7:00 -7:30 pm Leadership Circle Reception honoring Dr. Alfred and Mrs. Sarah  Rosenbloom President’s Board Room (by invitation only)

7:30 – 8:30 pm Meet and Greet Reception with ICO Preceptors and Students ICO Gymnasium

For more information, please contact us at (312) 949-7080 or

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