The Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), which is located in Chicago, Illinois, was founded in 1872 by Dr. Henry Olin and is one of the largest optometry colleges in the United States. Its campus is located in the educational and health corridor along with the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Illinois Institute of Technology and Mercy Medical Centers.
Illinois College of Optometry is known for the Illinois Eye Institute (IEI) which is its principal clinical training facility for students. The college confers doctoral degrees in optometry, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Science. ICO houses student organizations like the Canadian Students Association, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) and Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH).
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