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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.
The University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) has taken the lead nationally to remove financial barriers and increase diversity in the optometry profession by providing grants for potential students and covering the cost of taking the Optometry Admissions Test (OAT). KYCO has successfully managed to support 25 students in taking the OAT […]
UPIKE-Kentucky College of Optometry’s Assistant Professor Rachel Fitzgerald, O.D., was named Young Optometrist of the Year at the Kentucky Optometric Association’s 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony held on December 8. This award is given annually to a doctor who has been practicing less than 10 years and has made significant contributions and commitments to the optometric […]
VSP Global announced that Morgan Rogers is the recipient of the 2020 VSP Vision of Hope Scholarship. The scholarship is funded by VSP and awarded annually by the Kentucky College of Optometry to one of its excelling, first-year students who intends to practice in the rural Appalachian region. Rogers received $5,000 toward her education. “Attending […]