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Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, the Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) is the only college of optometry in Kentucky. Become part of a community of medical professionals providing vision care to those who need it most, and learn in an environment built with the future of optometry in mind. At KYCO, faculty, staff and administration embrace the expanded scope of optometric practice in Kentucky with unique clinical experiences and a challenging curriculum. KYCO students are afforded an abundance of rewarding clinical opportunities serving patients in need.
All equipment, textbooks and technology are provided at no additional cost to students.
Students serve patients from the blindest region in the U.S. in community clinics and hospitals.
Practice with new and advanced equipment and technology in KYCO’s innovative 103,000 square foot facility.
Jeremy Penn, a member of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) inaugural Class of 2020, hails from a small town in northeast Ohio about the size of Pikeville, Ky. His family is in the auto-body business; Penn will be the first doctor in the family. Penn, KYCO’s 2018-2019 Student Government Association president, began earning […]
Katherine Dronka, O.D., ABCMO, assistant professor of optometry at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry, has earned the distinction of Fellow with the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).
Michael Bacigalupi, O.D., M.S., FAAO, dean of the University of Pikeville- Kentucky College of Optometry, has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Optometry.
Experiencing another culture and learning from its health care practices are just some of the benefits four Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) students gained from their recent trip to China. The experience was led by KYCO Director of International Relations and Assistant Professor of Optometry Xiaojing Yu, Ph.D., O.D.
Students in the third class of the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) have already embraced the university’s philanthropic culture.
The University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) Private Practice Club (PPC) was recently presented with the Student Optometric Leadership Network’s (SOLN) prestigious Preston Cup during the 8th annual leadership conference in Houston.
University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) students have been granted the first student chapter of the American Society of Optometric Surgeons (ASOS).
Two faculty members from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) – Josephine Owoeye O.D., MPH, and Xiaojing Yu, O.D., Ph.D. – were invited to lecture at the International Masters Class in Optometry Education Series and the International Forum of Young Scholars in Optometry.