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CURRENT ISSUE: WINTER 2021
SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
Summer 2021 saw 4 ICO Students participate in our Summer Research Program. Rachel Breliant ’24 worked on the short-term effect of low dose atropine on vergence; Manisha Parikh ’24 studied meibomian gland atrophy and dry eye measures in the pediatric population using the keratograph 5M.
ICO WEBSITE REDESIGN
Don’t forget to visit ico.edu in the new year for a completely new website.
We wanted a website that better reflected the vibrancy and the warmth of our community, and we believe this one does. This site lets you learn about our community through pictures, through video clips, and of course through the words of our wonderful students, faculty and staff.
WELCOME NEW RESIDENTS
2021-2022 Residents have been here for nearly six months! They’re teaching, precepting and deepening their knowledge even further. Needless to say, they are on their way to becoming leaders in the field.
To learn more about life as an ICO resident, check out the Close Up we did on Alyssa Lancaster, OD '21 later in this issue.
Students from so many different backgrounds choose ICO. To highlight the many diverse perspectives, we have launched ICO Voices. ICO Voices provides a platform for students to talk about their experience and their history, and how this has helped them define who they want to be as practicing doctors.
AMERICA'S BEST EYE DOCTORS
Congratulations to our own Leonard Messner, OD, and to the 10+ ICO alumni and residents who made Newsweek's list of top optometrists in the US.
Newsweek's criteria included doctors who had earned the most respect from their peers in three categories: the quality of care they provide, the continuity of care, and the quality of the technology they use in their practices.
OVER 2,000 PATIENTS SERVED IN ST. LUCIA
After nearly a three-year hiatus, ICO students joined their VOSH counterparts to provide much needed eye healthcare for communities in St. Lucia. Alongside ODs, OMDs and opticians, 17 third and fourth year ICO students provided eye exams, prescribed glasses and made referrals.
ICO SHINES AT ACADEMY
At the recent Academy meeting, ICO had a total of 39 posters (nine of which were student presentations), seven continuing education lectures, and three paper presentations. A special congratulations to Dr. Michael Chaglasian who received the Distinguished Service Award from the Optometric Glaucoma Society during their 20th annual scientific meeting.
VAULT: WINTER 2021
VOSH and SVOSH have been around since the 70s. Needless to say, they have done a lot of good in the last 50 years! Here’s a look back at a few past trips.
CLASS NOTES: WINTER 2021
Who cold-started a practice? Who got married? Check out the latest news from your graduating class.
IN MEMORIAM: WINTER 2021
Join the ICO community in remembering the lives and contributions of our dedicated alumni.
A calendar of important dates and significant events happening at the Illinois College of Optometry.
The faces have changed, but the address remains the same. While digging through our photos, we found this gem. 3241 South Michigan Avenue continues to be our address all these years later.