Dr. Gregory S. Moore, Senior Clinical Instructor at University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO), was recently approved by the Kentucky Board of Optometry as a preceptor for doctors of optometry applying for licensing privileges to perform selective laser trabeculoplasty, YAG laser peripheral iridotomy and YAG laser capsulotomy.
Optometrists seeking to provide the laser procedures are required to perform them under the supervision of a board-approved preceptor until the preceptor feels the candidate is clinically proficient and capable of providing the procedures without supervision. At that point, the preceptor recommends expanded privileges for the optometrist to the Board. The Board evaluates the preceptor’s recommendations, along with other requirements, and determines whether the optometrist will be granted the laser privileges.
Also: Dr. Josephine O. Owoeye joined the KYCO faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor, and Dr. Jesson Martin joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Optics.