Optometry at UPIKE

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 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.

Photo of the UPIKE campus at dusk
Photo of UPIKE's Kentucky College of Optometry equipment
Classroom at the Kentucky College of Optometry
KYCO office door, eye clinic
KYCO students, group