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Kentucky College of Optometry
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
UPIKE’s Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) is the only program in Kentucky to offer the doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree.
Kentucky is one of three states in the nation to allow optometrists to perform in-office laser eye procedures, inject medications into eyes and remove “lumps and bumps” around the eyes. Uniquely, all of these procedures are part of the curriculum and clinical practice at KYCO.
Outstanding faculty and a wide range of clinical experiences mean that you will be part of an excellent healthcare team during your time in the program.
Submitted by VSP Vision™ RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – VSP Vision™ named optometry student Makayla Warden from Kentucky College of Optometry as the winner of the first-ever VSP Premier Program Student Business Challenge. The scholarship opportunity, announced earlier this year, was created by the VSP Vision Premier Program in collaboration with the Association of Practice Management […]
Eight graduates from the University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) Class of 2022 have taken the first step to enhance the next phase of their journeys as optometrists by pursuing residencies across the country. Optometric residencies provide an extra year of intense training and education. Optometry graduates use residencies to focus on […]
Three new optometrists were recently matched to pursue post-graduate training and education with one of Kentucky College of Optometry’s (KYCO) affiliated residency programs. The residency program at KYCO admits the best qualified post-graduate optometrists and provides them with advanced clinical and concentrated clinical experience in specialty areas of optometry. This additional educational experience allows the […]