UPIKE’s Health Professions Education Building earns architecture awards

The University of Pikeville, in partnership with Trivers Associates in St. Louis, Mo., and Ayers Saint Gross in Baltimore, Md., earned a... Read more

KYCO provides eye screenings to Pike County second graders

Students and faculty from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) performed vision screenings on more than 500 ... Read more

KYCO faculty achieves fellowship

Roya Attar, O.D., MBA, FAAO, recently attended Academy 2017 Chicago, the 96th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).... Read more

KYCO faculty receives diplomate status

Cliff Caudill, O.D., associate professor and assistant dean of clinical affairs, completed and successfully passed the board certificati... Read more


The Kentucky College of Optometry is the fourth college under the University of Pikeville banner and reflects the institution’s mission of service and strategic initiatives. The Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63141—telephone: 314-991-4100, has granted the Kentucky College of Optometry the pre-accreditation classification of “Preliminary Approval.”  The University of Pikeville is the 22nd school in the country to have a college of optometry. The Kentucky College of Optometry is housed in the Health Professions Education Building, a new $72 million educational facility on UPIKE’s campus. Sixty students will be admitted per class for a total of 240. The university expects to provide for the underserved in Central Appalachia and other rural areas of the country.

 
 

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