Thursday, March 24, 2011

ICO Financial Aid Team Recognized

Illinois College of Optometry Financial Aid Team Recognized

Congratulations to ICO's Bryant Anderson and Milissa Bartold on their recognition in a recent white paper, "Does Financial Literacy Make a Difference? Yes, Says One Researcher." The paper praises the financial literacy of ICO students, making special mention of the very popular elective taught by Zeki Nur. An excerpt of the research by Kimberly Brown, director of finance at Midwestern University, appears below; read the whole article here.
"Data from the study also reiterated the potential benefits to students of incorporating financial literacy training into a university's curriculum. As an example, Brown cites the Illinois College of Optometry, where in addition to financial aid professionals who provide financial literacy training to students, an elective course also is offered.
"Of all the students in the focus groups, these students [at ICO] seemed to be the most savvy when it came to FICO scores, starting a professional practice or having knowledge about the impact of student loan debt," Brown explains. "To me, this showed that the more training students receive, along with the repetition of the message, the more conscientious they become in terms of financial literacy."

Introducing the All-New ICO.EDU!

Introducing the All-New ICO.EDU!
The all-new ICO website launched this week with a fresh look, streamlined design and new resources for anyone considering ICO for their optometric studies. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take a look around the site and become familiar with the wealth of information it has - and be sure to share it with anyone considering ICO for their studies. Suggestions for the site are always welcome! Just drop a note to the ICO Insider and we'll make sure your questions, comments and ideas get to the right person.

ICO COVD Welcomes Dr. Stan Appelbaum to Discuss Vision TherapyTown Hall

ICO alumni   Dr. Stan Appelbaum will be on campus Thursday, April 7, from 6-8 p.m. in Room 1201. Dr. Appelbaum  specializes in vision therapy and visual rehabilitation. He will discuss how vision  therapy can be beneficial to treat learning problems and how to incorporate vision therapy into a practice.  The presentation is open to all ICO students, residents and faculty.  The visit is sponsored by ICO College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
Stanley A. Appelbaum, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.
Dr. Appelbaum is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. He also completed a Residency in Optometric Vision Therapy at the State University of New York's College of Optometry. Dr. Appelbaum was Director of The Vision Therapy Clinic at The Optometric Center of Maryland, Baltimore City Health Department. Dr. Appelbaum has served as The Maryland State Director of The Optometric Extension Program, an international behavioral vision education and research organization and is currently The Maryland State Director and a certified Fellow of The College of Optometrists in Vision Development which is the Optometric organization that certifies Doctors as specialists in Vision Therapy. Dr. Appelbaum has been appointed by the Governor of The State of Maryland as one of five Optometrists to serve on The Maryland Board of Examiners in Optometry and currently is in charge of giving The Vision Therapy Exam. Dr. Appelbaum is a frequent lecturer and writer in the areas of Behavioral Vision, Vision Therapy, Learning Disabilities, and Rehabilitative Vision Care. His latest published book is entitled: Sensory Integration: Optometric and Occupational Therapy Perspectives.

Did You Every Wonder What It's Like to......

Did You Every Wonder What It's Like to be a first year student at a college of optometry? Here's your chance to find out. The Illinois College of Optometry presents:

A Day in the Life

One of the most common questions that prospective and incoming students have is, "what's it like at ICO?"
With that in mind, the Illinois College of Optometry set out last fall to answer that question.

We hope you enjoy "A Day in the Life," a documentary style series that follows two students as they begin their first year at ICO.

From move-in to the first exam and through the President's White Coat Ceremony, you'll only be left asking, what happens next!

The 12 episode series will be released over the next three weeks.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bees Could Reveal Key to Dementia

...."No one really believes that the fountain of youth exists," says Professor Amdam. "We accept that as we age, our health and mental acuity will decline. But recent findings indicate that aging doesn't have to be synonymous with going downhill."...

Firstborn Kids Seem to Have More Food Allergies, Hay Fever

.... Firstborn children may be more likely to suffer from certain types of allergies, finds a new study.
Japanese researchers surveyed parents of more than 13,000 children aged 7 to 15 and found that a child's birth order did not seem to affect the prevalence of asthma or eczema....

Vitamin B Stops Infants Crying?

...Vitamin B 12 could be the answer a mother-to-be needs to have a calm and relaxed baby in the first months of its life, feel researchers.

Babies do cry for no reason, and this can cause great anxiety in a new mother. But researchers report if women eat foods like steak, eggs, chicken that are high in vitamin B 12 during the first three months of pregnancy, their babies, when born, are less likely to cry and fret....

New Journals

Frontiers in Physiology
    ISSN: 1664-042X (electronic)
    Archive includes 1 (2010) to the present
    Note: There is no embargo delay for this journal

    Frontiers in Psychiatry
    ISSN: 1664-0640 (electronic)
    Archive includes 1 (2010) to the present
    Note: There is no embargo delay for this journal
    Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience
    ISSN: 1663-3563  (electronic)
    Archive includes 1 (2009) to the present
    Note: There is no embargo delay for this journal

Monday, March 21, 2011

On Track Reading:Vision Enters the Picture

...I now am convinced that every first grader who is struggling to learn to read should at least be evaluated by a developmental optometrist....

Are You A Student? Check this Out.

Making a Difference with Financial Literacy Education
Changing Student Financial Decision-Making

Illinois College of Optometry's Bryant Anderson , (Sr. Director of Student Services, Illinois College of Optometry) will join 2 others to present a program you should enroll it!

Pseudotumor cerebri and ciprofloxacin: a case report

....We present a case of ciprofloxacin-associated pseudotumor cerebri in a 22-year-old African American woman. Withdrawal of ciprofloxacin in our patient resulted in complete resolution of ciprofloxacin-associated pseudotumor,....

Bincular Vision/Amblyopia

Doctors, 3D Experts Team Up To Advance The Technology

....How can watching 3D television or movies get more comfortable? How does 3D affect your overall eye health? What does it mean if you're among the millions who just can't see the 3D effect others are buzzing about? 

Those are among the questions to be answered by a new partnership between The American Optometric Association and the 3D@Home Consortium, a trade group trying to speed the adoption of 3D technology....