MAGAZINE OF THE ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY AND ILLINOIS EYE INSTITUTE
A fourth-year ICO student recently shared an intense story with my department. At her last externship site, she had participated in an eye exam that directly led to the patient being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Thanks to early detection, the patient considered their life saved.
In November 2018, members of ICO’s SVOSH traveled to Peru for a mission trip that encompassed the Thanksgiving holiday. The group offered eye care in Lima and Cusco. ICO students conducted refractions, distributed eyeglasses and prescriptions, and wrote cataract referrals. When they were not donating their time and skills, participants visited ancient ruins, m...READ MORE
Giving Tuesday was once again a success for ICO. Generous donors came together on November 27, 2018, to raise funds for the Dr. Robert and Lena Lewenson Pediatric and Binocular Vision Center. Internally, we raised $33,016. Externally, we raised an additional <span style="font-...<b>READ MORE</b>
ICO has developed a Summer Research Program that will be offered, for the first time, to second-year students in 2019. Participants will spend a 10-week period during the summer quarter conducting a research project with the assistance of faculty mentors. Each student will craft a paper or poster presentation to be delivered at a scientific meeting. Ideally, their w...READ MORE
We extend our appreciation to the many alumni who participated in this year’s Practice Opportunities Symposium! On April 5, 2019, we welcomed ODs from across the profession to network with current ICO students. Each year, this valuable event highlights the many modes of practice across optometry. Retu...READ MORE
ICO hopes to give every student access to the resources required to succeed. Over the past several months, a Task Force led by Beth Karmis, MA, ICO’s Senior Director of Student Development, has been working diligently to tackle any barriers students may face on the path to graduation. <span style="font-weigh...<b>READ MORE</b>
This edition of ICO Matters was mailed before a very BIG weekend! The Presidential Inauguration of Dr. Mark Colip, the dedication of the Dr. Robert and Lena Lewenson Pediatric and Binocular Vision Center, and Commencement for the Class of 2019 are all scheduled over two tremendous days, <span style="font-weig...<b>READ MORE</b>