The Dr. Jerald F. Combs Eye Clinic


the late jerald combs standing in front of the clinic named after him
The late Jerald F. Combs, O.D., a vision care pioneer in Kentucky, stands in front of the clinic bearing his name.

The Dr. Jerald F. Combs Eye Clinic at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) serves Central Appalachia with quality vision care. We offer comprehensive eye care to our patients while providing training and education for optometry students in our state-of-the-art clinic space.

The clinic is named in honor of the late Jerald F. Combs, O.D., a pioneer in Kentucky optometric practice since 1983. Dr. Combs changed the landscape for optometric practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with his push for in-office laser surgery.

Adult and pediatric patients can expect expert care in a number of specialty services including:

  • Contact Lenses
  • Dry Eye
  • Low Vision & Rehabilitation
  • Ocular Disease
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Primary Eye Care
  • Surgical Services
  • Vision Therapy

To schedule an appointment for an annual eye exam or for a specialty service, please call at (606) 218-5540. 


What to expect on your first visit

Check in at the front desk 15 minutes early so we can process the necessary paperwork. Once you’ve checked in, someone from our team will get to know you and your vision needs. We’ll carefully explain everything along the way.

During your appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of KYCO’s highly trained students. Our students are supervised by attending doctors and are ready to provide you and your family with the best care possible. You can expect a thorough eye exam and opportunities to ask questions about your eye health.


Click below to learn more about each of our clinics


Location and Hours

Kentucky College of Optometry
The Dr. Jerald F. Combs Eye Clinic
5th Floor Clinic Suite
810 Hambley Blvd.
Pikeville, KY 41501
Phone: (606) 218-5540
Fax: (606) 218-5541

KYCO Clinic Hours
Monday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. (pediatrics patients only)
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


KYCO- Martin Clinic
41 Triangle Street
Martin, KY  41649
Phone: (606) 288-6842

Martin Clinic Hours:
Tues/Wed 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



Important Information

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