KYCO receives School of the Year award from National Optometric Association

The National Optometric Association (NOA) recently presented the “NOA School of the Year Award” to the University of Pikevil... Read more

KYCO faculty recognized by Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners

Jerald F. Combs, O.D., assistant professor of optometry, was recently recognized for his service on the Kentucky Board of Optometric Exa... Read more

UPIKE dedicates Health Professions Education Building

More than 650 people gathered on the University of Pikeville campus on Oct. 27 for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the institution&... Read more

UPIKE freshman focuses on career in optometry

The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry stands as a vision of hope for increased access to optometric care in Central ... 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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