Earlier this year the American Optometric Association (AOA) announced the creation of a surgical curriculum project team consisting of some of the most accomplished clinicians and educators from around the United States. Dr. Gregory S. Moore, Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) faculty member accepted his nomination by the AOA Board of Directors to be a part of this team.
Moore has extensive clinical experience and is licensed to practice optometry in West Virginia, South Carolina and Kentucky as well as being certified by the Kentucky board of optometry to perform laser surgical procedures.
“I have no doubt that my inclusion on this historic surgical curriculum project team the AOA has developed is a direct result of the efforts being put forth by the amazing faculty we have assembled here at KYCO to revolutionize optometric education,” said Moore. “I am quite certain what we are doing here will be a large part of the results of the curriculum change this project team will eventually recommend.”
“Dr. Moore is one of the principle architects of the extensive optometric primary care surgical curriculum,” said Dr. Andrew Buzzelli, vice president for optometric education at the University of Pikeville and founding dean of KYCO. “He is one of our many faculty designing our curriculum for the contemporary practice of optometry. The AOA has added a true expert in the field to their committee.”
A native to the Appalachian region, Moore graduated from West Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and then received a doctor of optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He has a vast base of practice experiences ranging from serving as optometrist for the Chicago Cubs Professional Baseball Organization Inc., to owning and working as clinical director of the West Virginia Laser Eye Center LLC. Along with four ophthalmologists in two locations in West Virginia and one in Kentucky, Moore provided peri-operative care for LASIK as well as premium intra-ocular lens implants for cataract surgical patients through the West Virginia Laser Eye Center LLC.