KYCO faculty lecture at international forum

Xiaojing Yu, O.D., Ph.D., and Josephine Owoeye O.D., MPH, recently lectured in Shanghai, China, where they also performed eye examinatio... Read more

University of Pikeville names dean for Kentucky College of Optometry

Michael Bacigalupi, O.D., M.S., FAAO, has been named dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of OptometryRead more

Students participate in UPIKE Research Day

The University of Pikeville recently hosted its annual Research Day to highlight student research activity at the institution. Read more

KYCO's Class of 2020 receives symbolic white coat

University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry class of 2020 recieved their white coats during a ceremony held on campus in the H... 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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