Line between Science and Art Blurs for ICO Student

Posted May 22nd, 2015 - Illinois College of Optometry, News

Our vision can be a remarkable thing, especially when it plays tricks on us.

Sepideh Omidghaemi, a doctoral student at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), teamed with her twin sister Saeideh Omidghaemi to create a painting in “reverse perspective.” Watch how the sisters merged science and art to create a mind-bending optical illusion. 

Stories about ICO’s newly revealed “reverspective” painting appeared on WGN-TV, ABC 7 Chicago, DNAinfo and Thought Catalog.

Illinois Eye Institute (IEI): “IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN JUST THE EYES”

Posted September 22nd, 2014 - Illinois College of Optometry, News

The Illinois Eye Institute (IEI) campaign, “IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN JUST THE EYES,” is a campaign to raise awareness about the value of comprehensive eye care by skilled and caring IEI doctors and staff, and the importance of taking care of your eyes as it relates to your long-term health. The patient stories drive home these points and simultaneously convey how the IEI treats the individual needs of each patient. View the videos HERE.

Illinois College of Optometry Shows Students’ First Days

Posted August 11th, 2014 - Illinois College of Optometry, News

The Illinois College of Optometry has posted a video showing what it is like on the first few days of school for “first year students”.

“Play” the video here.

Crain’s Letter to the Editor: In-Person Eye Exams

Posted March 11th, 2014 - Illinois College of Optometry, News, Newsroom

Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) President Arol Augsburger responds to Crain’s recent story about a new service that will provide online eye exams. He reminds readers that optometrists do more than simply prescribe glasses and warns of the unintended public health consequences of seeking vision care online. [Read here]

Chicago Tribune – Children’s Eye Clinic Has A Clear Vision

Posted July 23rd, 2013 - Illinois College of Optometry, News, Newsroom

The Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) has provided eye care to more than 14,000 CPS students at the school-based Princeton eye clinic on the South Side of Chicago. Students are seen year-round for a variety of vision issues and receive glasses. [Read more]

Daily Herald: Aurora Woman Aims To Improve Future Vision In Her Hometown

Posted May 30th, 2013 - Illinois College of Optometry, News, Newsroom

The Illinois College of Optometry’s (ICO) Focus on Your Future program exposes undergraduate minority students to the field of optometry. Laura Martinez is a recent ICO graduate and one of the first students to attend the program. Focus on Your Future helped her make the decision to attend ICO and shaped her future plans to provide eye care to the Hispanic population. [Read more]

Chicago Defender: Quinn tours Bronzeville community eye clinic

Posted April 3rd, 2013 - Illinois College of Optometry, News, Newsroom

Monday Gov. Pat Quinn visited the Illinois Eye Institute, the primary clinical training facility for aspiring optometrists attending the Illinois College of Optometry, located in the Bronzeville community. [Read more]