Why should you consider applying to the Kentucky College of Optometry?

Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, the Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) is the only college of optometry in Kentucky. Become part of a community of medical professionals providing vision care to those who need it most, and learn in an environment built with the future of optometry in mind. At KYCO, faculty, staff and administration embrace the expanded scope of optometric practice in Kentucky with unique clinical experiences and a challenging curriculum. KYCO students are afforded an abundance of rewarding clinical opportunities serving patients in need.

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The University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry is an accredited member of the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association (AOA). The ACOE is the specialized accrediting body for optometry that provides quality assurances concerning educational preparation of members of the optometric profession. The Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) is next scheduled for a reaccreditation visit by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) in 2028.  

Contact information for ACOE can be found at:

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141
Telephone:  800-365-2219
Email address: accredit@theacoe.org
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To review accreditation, approval, or licensing documentation, please contact the Dean’s Office at 606-218-5510