Posts by Mallory Scrimger

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…

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…

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…

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.…

In the Making at ICO

When I first chose Illinois College of optometry I pictured my future with my nose in the books and an extreme amount of debt. Studying to…

NOSA in the Neighborhood

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the National Optometric Association Convention in our very own Chicago! Being the first convention I have attended as…

Purgatory

Living in the fast-paced city of Chicago always makes each day fun and exciting. Living in the fast-paced city of Chicago as a student at ICO…

In the Blink of An Eye

I thought this day would never come. With the end of first year near, it’s always interesting to look back at where you started. This year…