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ICO to celebrate 140th anniversary during Optometry’s Meeting®

May 25, 2012

The Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) and the Illinois Optometric Association (IOA) are hosting a campus-wide celebration of optometry in Illinois as well as the college’s 140th anniversary during Optometry’s Meeting® in Chicago.

The event will be held Friday, June 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the ICO campus. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided from the McCormick Place Convention Center beginning at 5 p.m. and parking will be available on campus. ICO is located at 3241 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

The ICO campus will be showcased during the celebration and will feature a host of activities for students, alumni, friends and visitors. Attendees will experience the many ethnic cuisines representing Chicago during the Taste of ICO held in the campus courtyard. They can also learn about the latest research from faculty posters and enjoy a dessert reception and specialty dessert bar.

Attendees are encouraged to take an interactive campus tour and see faculty demonstrations in the “Eyepod,” ICO’s state-of-the-art clinical lab and research facility, and see the newly remodeled Lecture Center. As ICO’s Name-A-Seat Campaign will be winding down, attendees can take the opportunity to name a seat or show off the seat they have already named.

Visitors will also see a timeline display of events throughout ICO history.

The IOA will be showcasing a timeline identifying important events in Illinois optometric history. Special networking and recognition events also will be featured during the celebration.

ICO’s more than 300 preceptors have been invited to attend a networking event with ICO students, and Alfred Rosenbloom, O.D., DOS, and his wife Sarah will be recognized for their contributions.

“I’m looking forward to seeing IOA members and future IOA members at the celebration. We’re here to welcome you,” said Sandra Bury, O.D., IOA president.

ICO President Arol Augsburger, O.D., said, “If you are interested in visiting the campus, ICO welcomes you.”

For questions or more information regarding this celebration, call 312-949-7080 or email alumni@ico.edu.

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