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Created To Simplify Your Life

The founders of KMK are obsessed with providing a resource that not only helps Optometry students pass boards, but reduces stress and simplifies their life. 

   

One Vision. One Focus.

The KMK founders are overwhelmed with appreciation for the trust Optometry students put in our company. We know this exam is very important in the lives of our students.

Dr. Kyle Cheatham

FAAO | DIP ABO | Co-Founder & CEO

Kyle graduated from Centre College (KY) with a B.S. in Biology and completed optometry school at Indiana University School of Optometry before accepting a prestigious residency at the Kansas City VA Hospital. Dr. Cheatham practices at Vision Specialists, a group practice in Omaha, Nebraska. He serves as an adjunct faculty member of six schools and colleges of optometry teaching optometric interns at Heartland Eye Consultants.

Dr. Cheatham also provides consultative care within the ophthalmology department at Creighton University Medical Center. In August 2011, Dr. Cheatham became a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is also president of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists.

Melissa Cheatham

PA-C | Co-Founder & CPO

Melissa graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies before receiving her Master’s in Physician’s Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has clinical experience in family practice and obstetrics and gynecology and now practices as a board certified physician assistant in cardiology with the Bryan Heart Institute in Lincoln, NE.

Kevin Wood

PhD | Co-Founder

Kevin graduated from Centre College (KY) with a B.S. in Chemical Physics before completing an M.S. in Biology and a double Ph.D. in both Theoretical Physics and Physical Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He then served as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Chemistry and, subsequently, in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University.

Kevin is currently an Assistant Professor of Biophysics and Physics at the University of Michigan. His research group leverages theoretical tools from statistical physics to study population dynamics and the evolution of drug resistance in microbial infections and human cancers.

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The New KMK Optometry Boards Review Is Here

The entire KMK Optometry team is pumped to welcome you to the new KMK Optometry website! The new site ushers in a variety of new features and content all designed to help Optometry students make a decision on board review course options that best fits their learning...

Comprehensive. Trusted. Courses.

KMK Optometry is the #1 board review course available in Optometry.  We have been trusted by over 20,000 Optometry students to help them pass their Part 1 and Part 2 board exams. For the last 7 years, over 98% of Optometry students have used KMK Optometry to help them dominate their boards.

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Core $695

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KMK Core provides access to the Part 1 boards review essentials and includes access to the KMK Campus Connect Live lecture.

 

Used by 7% of the nation.

 

Part 1 Structured Course  There are over 1200 items on the NBEO Part 1 matrix spanning 18 different subjects. Where do you start? Just click play. Our online infrastructure guides you through each subject in order from most to least important.

Part 1 Review Textbook Set Our textbooks simplify the study process by organizing over 1200 items on the Part 1 matrix in one place for efficient review.

Part 1 Live Lectures Say hello to Optometry's students favorite Part 1 review feature. 30+ hours of LIVE lecture are offered at every Optometry school in the nation.

36.5+ Online On-Demand Video Library Online, on-demand videos coach you through all 18 subjects on the NBEO® exam.

Part 1 Interactive Flashcards Perfect for 'on the go' studying in the KMK.Go. App. Includes 1200 flashcards and multi-response flashcards with ability to toggle between basic and advanced difficulty.

6 Part 1 Level Mock Exams (Evolve) Includes 6 mock exams with the exact number of questions and breakdown as the actual NBEO® Part 1 exam. Exams build in difficulty and include gamification feature to unlock next level.

Part 1 Precise Practice® Questions Includes 42 exams that target 14 subject areas with over 2,000 total questions. Each quiz contains three levels of difficulty to help you level up in each subject area provided. Includes explanation of correct/incorrect answers for each question.

KMKGo. App (LTE) Study 'on the go' with a Part 1 app that includes 36+ hours of online videos, 1200+ flashcards, 4000 test questions for efficient Part 1 review. Available in the iOS Apple Play Store or Google Play Store.

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+Plus $995

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KMK Plus bundles all of KMK Core and adds the new KMK Part 2 course. Plus plan users enjoy $130 in savings when they bundle.

Used by 50% of the nation.

Part 1 & Part 2 Structured Course The most challenging part of boards for most students is where to start. Just login to KMK and click play. Our online infrastructure automatically guides you through each subject area for Part 1 and Part 2 in order from most to least important.

Part 1 & Part 2 Review Textbook Bundle Our textbooks simplify the study process by organizing over 2000 items on the NBEO® matrix for Part 1 and Part 2 in one place for efficient review.

Part 1 Live Lectures Say hello to Optometry's students favorite Part 1 review feature. 30+ hours of LIVE lecture are offered at every Optometry school in the nation.

56+ Online On-Demand Video Library Online, on-demand videos are included in all KMK course packages for Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 includes 36+ hours and Part 2 includes 20+ hours.

Part 1 & Part 2 Interactive Flashcards Perfect for 'on the go' studying in the KMK.Go. App. 1800 total flashcards are included with Part 1 and Part 2. Includes multi-response flashcards.

6 Part 1 Level Mock Exams (Evolve) Includes 6 mock exams with the exact number of questions and breakdown as the actual NBEO Part 1 exam. Exams build in difficulty and include gamification feature to unlock next level of difficulty.

Part 1 & Part 2 Precise Practice® Questions Includes 42 exams that target 14 subject areas with over 2,000 total questions relevant to Part 1 and Part 2 topic areas. Each quiz contains three levels of difficulty to help you level up in each subject area provided. Includes explanation of correct/incorrect answers for each question.

Diagnostic Summary Outlines Includes simple, but comprehensive summaries for OCT, Topography, rNFL, Visual Field, and Laboratory Testing review.

Part 2 TMOD Only Section TMOD stands for Treatment & Management of Ocular Disease and covers up to 33% of your Part 2 questions. To successfully pass Part 2, you need to pass the overall Part 2 exam & TMOD. Since TMOD is crucial for Part 2 success, we have an entire area of our Part 2 course focused on TMOD.

Part 2 Pharmacology Exam Difficult exam developed specifically for TMOD review by one of Optometry's leading experts in Pharmacology, Dr. Jimmy Bartlett. Explanations of correct/incorrect answer choices are available for each question.

Part 2 Image Gallery Powered By Instagram® A major challenge of Part 2 is being able to correctly identify an ocular disease condition that a student has rarely, if ever, seen in clinic. Say hello to KMKs latest innovation, the Part 2 Image Gallery Powered by Instagram®. You now have access to 500+ images in the palm of your hand.

Part 2 Level Mini Case Exams According to the NBEO® matrix, your Part 2 exam will consist of 45-55 Full Cases, 15-20 solo items and 15-25 Mini Cases. These exams were created to mimic the Mini Case portion of your exam. Each case includes one image with explanations of correct/incorrect answers.

Part 2 Level Full Case Exams If you only had time to take practice tests in one area of KMK Part 2 - this is the area to dominate! These cases are written and peer reviewed by experts across the country for all areas on the Part 2 exam. All cases are divided into three levels based on difficulty.

KMKGo. App (FULL) Plus access puts even more power at your finger tips. Study 'on the go' with an app that is fully loaded with Part 1 and Part 2 content. Includes 56+ hours of online videos, 1800+ flashcards, and 6000 test questions for efficient Part 1 and Part 2 review. Available in the iOS Apple Play Store or Google Play Store.

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Signature $1,675

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(Limited Course Capacity)   The Signature course is the answer to an increasingly difficult exam and busy Optometry student lifestyles.   Proven to increase board scores by 11.8%.

Used by 41% of the nation. 

Part 1 & Part 2 Structured Course The most challenging part of boards for most students is where to start. Just login to KMK and click play. Our online infrastructure automatically guides you through each subject area for Part 1 and Part 2 in order from most to least important.

Part 1 & Part 2 Review Textbook Bundle Our textbooks simplify the study process by organizing over 2000 items on the NBEO® matrix for Part 1 and Part 2 in one place for efficient review.

Part 1 Live Lectures Say hello to Optometry's students favorite Part 1 review feature. 30+ hours of LIVE lecture are offered at every Optometry school in the nation.

86+ Online On-Demand Video Library Online, on-demand videos are included in all KMK course packages for Part 1, Part 2 and all Advanced courses.

Part 1 & Part 2 Interactive Flashcards Perfect for 'on the go' studying in the KMK.Go. App. 1800 total flashcards are included with Part 1 and Part 2. Includes multi-response flashcards and ability to toggle between basic and advanced levels of difficulty.

6 Part 1 Level Mock Exams (Evolve) Includes 6 mock exams with the exact number of questions and breakdown as the actual NBEO Part 1 exam. Exams build in difficulty and include gamification feature.

Part 1 & Part 2 Precise Practice® Questions Includes 42 exams that target 14 subject areas with over 2,000 total questions relevant to Part 1 and Part 2 topic areas. Each quiz contains three levels of difficulty to help you level up in each subject area provided.

1,000+ New Review Questions Signature includes access to 750+ questions within the Crash Course and exclusive access to 250+ review questions within the Streamcast® sessions. Streamcast® questions are streamed in the LIVE Streamcast® sessions with student polling for immediate feedback.

Part 1 Daily Guided Study Plan Starting on October 1st, Signature students follow a fully digital schedule that automatically guides students through all boards content 3x. The daily schedule organizes everything, including exact dates for the Booster Course, Crash Course, KMK Streamcast® sessions and when to take each of the 6 Mock Exams for Part 1.

10+ Hours Additional Live Review Gain 10+ additional hours to Optometry's students favorite Part 1 board review feature through KMK Streamcast® sessions. Topics are fast-paced, 1 hour in length, and include topics like 'The Top 25 Pharm Drugs.'

Access to KMK Streamcast® LIVE Exclusive to Signature students. Includes additional hours of LIVE KMK lecture through live streaming and on-demand options straight to your digital device. Sessions are streamed LIVE, once per week, in the last 10 weeks leading up to the exam. Each session is recorded and available on-demand for later review. Q/A time and live polling questions are included in each session.

5+ Hours Signature Video On-Demand The most viewed Signature sessions by past Optometry students have been condensed into a greatest hits library referred to as Signature Video On-Demand. These highlights are available online, on-demand, and include a 20 page VOD book to summarize the most critical points in the videos.

4 Hour On-Demand Optics Course Included as part of the Booster Course series. In this 4 hour booster we attack the topics in Optics that students struggle with the most. Emphasis is on working problems, problems, and more problems.

6 Hour On-Demand Anatomy/Disease Course Included as part of the Booster Course series. Over the past 10 years, we have learned that students who fail boards struggle in the three areas covered within the Booster Course. These online videos cover advanced topics within Ocular Anatomy & Ocular Disease.

5 Hour On-Demand Pharmacology Course Included as part of the Booster Course series. Over the past 10 years, we have learned that students who fail boards struggle in the three areas covered within the Booster Course. These online videos cover advanced topics within Ocular & General Pharmacology.

70+ Page Custom Diagram Textbook Includes the most organized and advanced diagrams ever created by KMK. 70+ full color custom diagrams, flow charts, summary tables, and pictures are branded into one textbook and delivered within the KMK Booster Course.

20+ Hour KMK Crash Course® (Part 1) Final, on-demand, video review that presents every topic on boards one last time. Featuring additional questions and content coaching.

Part 2 TMOD Only Section TMOD stands for Treatment & Management of Ocular Disease and covers up to 33% of your Part 2 questions. To successfully pass Part 2, you need to pass the overall Part 2 exam & TMOD. Since TMOD is crucial for Part 2 success, we have an entire area of our Part 2 course focused.

Part 2 Pharmacology Exam Difficult exam developed specifically for TMOD review by one of Optometry's leading experts in Pharmacology, Dr. Jimmy Bartlett. Explanations of correct/incorrect answer choices are available for each question.

Part 2 Image Gallery Powered By Instagram® A major challenge of Part 2 is being able to correctly identify an ocular disease condition that a student has rarely, if ever, seen in clinic. Say hello to KMK's latest innovation, the Part 2 Image Gallery Powered by Instagram®. You now have access to 500+ images in the palm of your hand.

Part 2 Level Mini Case Exams According to the NBEO® matrix, your Part 2 exam will consist of 45-55 Full Cases, 15-20 solo items and 15-25 Mini Cases. These exams were created to mimic the Mini Case portion of your exam. Each case includes one image with explanations of correct/incorrect answers.

Part 2 Level Full Case Exams If you only had time to take practice tests in one area of KMK Part 2, this is the area to dominate! These cases are written and peer reviewed by experts across the country for all areas on the Part 2 exam. All cases are divided into three levels based on difficulty. Start with Level 1 cases and earn a 70% or higher to unlock Level 2. After you complete a level, review your results in the dashboard and view and save explanations for incorrect/correct answers.

10+ Hour KMK Crash Course® (Part 2) Final, on-demand video review course designed to help you dominate cases over and over again.

KMKGo. App (ADVANCED) The most advanced version of the KMKGo. App brings all the advanced courese and study plan direct to your device.

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