In 2009, Visionary joined the extern program at the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), the largest and oldest school of optometry in the nation. Our doctors are teachers who seek to expand clinical knowledge and improve the diagnostic skills of the participating externs. Visionary gives students the chance to see how a real primary eye care practice works. They learn how to schedule and handle the patient flow, which is a real plus for the extern. As part of the Visionary family, you, our patients, are part of their learning experience too. Visionary welcomes a new extern every three months.