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November 17, 2017
The National Optometric Association (NOA) recently presented the “NOA School of the Year Award” to the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO).

November 06, 2017
Jerald F. Combs, O.D., assistant professor of optometry, was recently recognized for his service on the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners where, from 1997-2016, he served as president, vice president and secretary-treasurer.

October 30, 2017
More than 650 people gathered on the University of Pikeville campus on Oct. 27 for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the institution’s newest facility, the Health Professions Education Building (HPEB).

October 24, 2017
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry stands as a vision of hope for increased access to optometric care in Central Appalachia as well as for aspiring optometrists. 

October 10, 2017
George Asimellis, Ph.D., authored two chapters in the newly published book, Corneal Cross-Linking, 2nd Edition by SLACK, Inc., F. Hafezi, J. B. Randleman, editors.

October 02, 2017
Andrew Buzzelli, O.D., M.S., vice president for optometric education and founding dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, has been selected to serve as the chair of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) Diversity and Cultural Competency Committee.

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.


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