Dr. Cliff Caudill

University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Optometry

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University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Optometry


Cliff M. Caudill, OD, FAAO

A Lexington native, Dr. Caudill received an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in 1991 and his optometry degree from the University of Alabama School of Optometry in 1995.  He completed a residency in Primary Care Optometry at the Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah, OK in 1996.  After practicing in the Chattanooga, TN area for several years in private practice and as Assistant Center Director for Omni Eye Services of Chattanooga, he returned home and joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in 2003 providing primary eye care and serving as the optometric education coordinator and ocular disease residency director.  In the spring of 2015, Dr. Caudill accepted the position of Director of Clinics at Kentucky’s own University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Optometry; and currently serves as the Director of Clinics and Assistant Dean of Clinic Affairs designing and implementing a network of rural eye clinic services throughout eastern Kentucky.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Optometry and the American Board of Optometry, and has received his Laser Certification from the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners.  In his spare time, Dr. Caudill restores antique wooden boats and enjoys boating and lake life.