While assembling this issue of ICO Matters, I marveled at how differently each ICO alumnus has mapped out life after optometry school. For some, the first thing they did was travel internationally. Others immediately nested, purchasing homes and starting families. Still others put everything on hold until student loan debt was ...READ MORE

Fall 2019 Editor's Note

ICO’s 2019 summer program kicked off on June 24. Each year, Focus on Your Future welcomes students from underrepresented populations for a full week. Through workshops, campus tours, and more, visitors learn about optometry and the ICO admissions process. This year’s cohort was comprised of 14 people. Of these, 4 had...READ MORE

Focus on Your Future

Since the last issue of ICO Matters, our alumni have made an impact across several industry conferences.

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Convention Roundup

Retina 20/20 is a collaboration between the Illinois College of Optometry and the University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. The brand-new symposium will be held on January 26, 2020 at ICO. An audience of approximately 350 optometrists and ophthalmologists is expected to attend- and you’re invit...READ MORE

Retina 20/20

ICO’s newest class arrived in Chicago on August 7. Since then, they have participated in several traditions that you may recall from your time at ICO. Do you remember your Orientation? ICOlympics? White Coat Ceremony? 

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Welcome, Class of 2023

With nearsightedness on the rise, myopia management is a topic gaining much attention in the optometric world. ICO has recently engaged in several myopia-related initiatives. 

Myopia Management at ICO

Optometrists who examine children often face questions from parents about the impact of digital devices. Activities on these devices are meant to be addictive; children cannot be expected to self-limit. Therefore, parents may end up feeling helpless or at a loss.

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