Low Vision and Rehabilitation


Here in the Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitative Clinic at the University of Pikeville, our team pride themselves in providing care that helps our patients meet their daily functional goals despite their visual impairment.  Our exams are not tailored towards diagnosis and treatment.  Instead, we focus on expanding the remaining vision patients have so they can better enjoy their day-to-day life. 

The majority of our exams involve this three-step process:

  1. Extensive functional examination assessing visual acuity, color vision, contrast sensitivity, binocularity, fixation, central fields, peripheral fields, and reading capabilities.
  2. Trial frame refraction which helps us determine the most appropriate glasses prescription.
  3. Consideration of low vision aids for those individuals where updated glasses prescription may not meet their functional needs.

Examinations are tailored dependent on not only patient’s ocular history but also their functional needs.

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Conditions managed by our providers include:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Inherited retinal dystrophies
  • Visual complications following stroke
  • Neurodegenerative disease

Meet the Doctors:

Benjamin Konig, O.D.

Assistant Professor of Optometry

Office: Health Professions Education Building 401
Telephone: (606) 218-5640
Email: BenKonig@upike.edu

Alaina Short, O.D.

Assistant Professor of Optometry

Office: Health Professions Education Building 401J
Telephone: (606) 218-4483
Email: AlainaShort@upike.edu


Hours service provided:

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Friday: 1:00am – 5:00pm