Welcome to Illinois College of Optometry. Our esteemed school, located at 3241 S Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL 60616, USA, is a hub of learning and excellence.
Founded in 1872, our Academy has gone from strength to strength and with it, we've produced an immense number of renowned optometrists who've served their communities far and wide. We pride ourselves on providing world-class education and training that sets our students up for success in their respective fields.
At Illinois College of Optometry, every student is privileged with the deepest understanding and appreciation of optometry as a profession. Our caring and knowledgeable faculty guide our students through the challenges they may face while studying.
Our courses vary from the ordinary clinical courses to advanced courses concerning specialty fields chosen by our students. Through these courses we teach a blend of theory and practical skills needed to become a certified optometrist. We also provide our students with hands-on experience by supervising them during clinical rotations throughout central Illinois and beyond.
We believe that an optometrist's job is more than simply examining eyes. We strive to provide an education which equips our students with the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to alleviate the suffering of those who are visually impaired. Our school also incorporates theme-based approach to optometry by organizing thought-provoking seminars, labs and discussions which draws attention to certain neglected aspects of optometry.
All this knowledge is enriched by our state-of-the-art facilities which include a library with a vast collection of books and journals related to optometry, laboratories equipped with advanced tools and equipment and latest technology in the subject field; as well as lounge areas, study spaces, equipped computer labs and more.
At Illinois College of Optometry we value students’ dreams and aspirations, and work towards creating the best academic experience possible for all our students. With this commitment at heart we will continue in our efforts to produce the finest optometric practitioners in US. Join us today at Illinois College of Optometry - learn from experts, excel in optometry, bring light into many lives!