News
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.

August 26, 2016
Gregory S. Moore, O.D., has been named president of the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO).

August 24, 2016
The University of Pikeville has been awarded a $7.4 million grant to support the new Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO).

July 19, 2016
Josephine O. Owoeye, O.D., MPH, joins the faculty at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) as an assistant clinical professor with a specialty in pediatric optometry and binocular vision.

July 15, 2016
Area middle and high school students sharpened their technology skills and learned about the science of vision in a setting centered on virtual reality during the University of Pikeville’s second Esports and Vision Science Academy.

July 15, 2016
Gregory S. Moore, O.D., was recently approved by the Kentucky Board of Optometry as a preceptor for licensed doctors of optometry applying for licensing privileges to perform Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), YAG laser Peripheral Iridotomy (PI), and YAG laser Capsulotomy.

June 17, 2016
University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry faculty members Eilene E. Kinzer, O.D., M.Ed., VFL, FAAO, and Gregory S. Moore, O.D., recently presented a lecture to the Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA).

June 02, 2016
Jesson Martin, Ph.D., joins the faculty at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) as an assistant professor of optics with the specialization in optics of the eye and vision science.

May 25, 2016
The University of Pikeville will be hosting the second Esports and Vision Science Academy.

May 05, 2016
Faculty members of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry participated in the American Academy of Optometry’s Fellows Doing Research 2016 Training Retreat in March.

April 21, 2016
Donald Egan, O.D., FAAO, associate dean of academic affairs for the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, recently presented a scientific poster at the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) in Las Vegas, Nev.


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