UPIKE-KYCO faculty co-authors book on corneal cross-linking

George Asimellis, Ph.D., authored two chapters in the newly published book, Corneal Cross-Linking, 2nd Edition by SLACK, Inc., F. H... Read more

UPIKE-KYCO dean selected to serve on diversity committee

Andrew Buzzelli, O.D., M.S., vice president for optometric education and founding dean of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College o... Read more

Members of UPIKE community recognized by local chamber

In keeping with the University of Pikeville's mission of service, several members of the UPIKE family were recognized for their cont... Read more

KYCO class of 2021 gives back

Students in the second class of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) quickly embraced the university’s... 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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