Posts by Mallory Scrimger

ICO Blogger poses with her mother at the White Coat Ceremony at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago

Earning the Color White

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the…

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What A Difference a Year Makes

The notion of linear time may be nothing more than our minds’ way of categorizing information into a chronicle.* Theories suggest that “everything that has occurred, is…

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Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Marsha Benshir, a leader in neuro-optometric rehabilitation and development. She told me something I will never forget: “Vision is…

Plant sprouting and growing

Rising from Non-Optometry Roots

For some students, optometry is in their blood. Their parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles are optometrists, and they are following in their footsteps. For others, becoming…

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Which is Better, Year 1 or 2?

Optometry school is quite the rollercoaster. At ICO, first year is the biggest hurdle. After that, anything seems possible. Students always want to know the next…

Crowd enjoying free festivities at Millennium Park, Chicago

The Value of Vision

Millennium Park offers many beautiful sights, great photo back drops, and exciting events. One special piece of Millennium Park is its centerpiece, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.…