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September 14, 2017
In keeping with the University of Pikeville's mission of service, several members of the UPIKE family were recognized for their continued commitment to the community and respective industries during the Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet.

August 24, 2017
Students in the second class of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) quickly embraced the university’s culture of philanthropy.

August 21, 2017
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) joins national optometry organizations to celebrate Contact Lens Health Week and promote the practice of healthy habits and routine follow-up eye care.

August 16, 2017
Paul M. Karpecki, O.D., FAAO, has joined the faculty at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) as an assistant clinical professor.

August 15, 2017
The pediatric optometrist at the Optometry Clinic at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC), a partnership with the Kentucky College of Optometry, urges parents to have their children’s eyes examined before going back to school.

August 11, 2017
On August 21, 2017 people in Pikeville and the surrounding area will have a unique chance to view a total solar eclipse, a celestial event during which the moon completely covers the sun’s disk.

July 24, 2017
Cliff Caudill, O.D., was chosen as the 2017 Kentucky Optometrist of the Year in recognition of his dedication and service to the profession of optometry and the advancement of vision care in Kentucky.

June 23, 2017
Donnie Akers, O.D., has been appointed interim associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO).

June 02, 2017
Roya Attar, O.D., assistant clinical professor and director of professional relations for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, has been published as a co-author in the January 2017 issue of Review of Optometry.

April 25, 2017
Donald J. Egan, O.D., FAAO, professor and associate dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), was inducted into the prestigious National Academies of Practice (NAP) during the organization’s annual meeting held this year in Philadelphia.

April 12, 2017
Nitya Murthy, a first-year optometry student from the inaugural class of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), was selected for a highly sought-after and competitive summer internship at Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Vision Care.

March 20, 2017
Donald J. Egan, O.D., FAAO, and Donnie Akers, O.D., presented scientific posters in collaboration with the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry titled “Peripheral Corneal Shape Assessment – How Reliable is Keratometry?” and “Traditional Keratometry versus Simulated Keratometry – Do Outcomes Differ?” at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

February 08, 2017
Donald J. Egan, O.D., FAAO, in collaboration with colleagues at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry, recently had an article, “The effect of multifocal soft contact lenses on corneal wave front aberrations for myopia control,” published in a German journal specifically dedicated to contact lens relevant topics.

January 26, 2017
Roya Attar, O.D., assistant clinical professor and director of professional relations for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), recently presented a poster at the 2016 American Academy of Optometry (AAO) in Anaheim, Calif.

January 09, 2017
In another first for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), the program has announced a collaboration agreement with Cassini to provide the next generation of optometrists with one of the most innovative corneal analysis instruments using the Cassini Corneal Shape Analyzer.

December 05, 2016
Roya Attar, O.D., presented a lecture at the 2016 Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA) Fall Education Congress. Attar is the assistant clinical professor and director of professional relations for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO).

November 18, 2016
Students in the inaugural class of University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) received donations from Pioneer International, a leading distributer of ophthalmic products.

November 07, 2016
The Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) and the University of Pikeville information technology department were announced as the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s winners of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) Innovational Educational Technology Award for KYCO’s “Interactive 3-D Virtual Science Initiative.”

October 21, 2016
After more than three years of planning, the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) welcomed its inaugural class of 65 students.

September 08, 2016
Gergana Deevska, Ph.D., joins the faculty at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) as an assistant professor of biochemistry with dual appointments at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and KYCO.


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