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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.
During the fall of 2019, the University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry’s (KYCO) pediatric optometrists and second-year optometry students visited 11 Pike County schools and provided screenings to more than 750 pediatric patients from the first, third and fifth-grade classes. These screenings assess how well pediatric patients can read from the eye chart […]
Since childhood, North Carolina native Sara Hoyek was intrigued by optometry and recognized it as a career she would want to pursue. Today, she will be a part of the first graduating class at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) in May 2020. Hoyek desires to impact lives in a direct and meaningful […]
Dr. Josephine Owoeye, UPIKE-Kentucky College of Optometry, selected to participate in prestigious program The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program announced that Josephine Owoeye, O.D., assistant dean for student and professional development at the University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Optometry, has been selected as one of the 60 Scholars chosen for the program’s sixth annual […]