Akers appointed interim associate dean at KYCO

Donnie Akers, O.D., has been appointed interim associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Op... Read more

UPIKE-KYCO faculty published in national optometry journal

Roya Attar, O.D., assistant clinical professor and director of professional relations for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College o... Read more

UPIKE-KYCO faculty inducted into National Academies of Practice

Donald J. Egan, O.D., FAAO, professor and associate dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), was induct... Read more

UPIKE-KYCO student awarded competitive summer internship

Nitya Murthy, a first-year optometry student from the inaugural class of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO... 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 American Council for Optometric Education 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. Construction is under way on a new educational facility to house the Kentucky College of Optometry. 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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