Posts tagged ‘Illinois College of Optometry’

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…

Photo of Joe's Bar on Weed Street, ICO tradition, first Tuesday of every month

ICO Student Traditions

I have a tradition with my roommates. It started at the end of our first year, and carried over to second year. At the end of each…

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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.…

Group photo of ICO students at Chicago Fire Recreational Soccer, orange shirts, sweat, work out

Chicago Fire Rec Soccer

Intramural sports is something I have always been involved in. I did something every season during undergrad, and that was still the case when I started at…