State Boards of Optometry

State Boards of Optometry are the regulating bodies for the practice of optometry in states across the country. These agencies should be looked to for official positions and rulings as it relates to the practice of optometry in your state.

Alabama Board of Optometry

1431 Second Avenue, North
Bessemer, Alabama 35020
Phone: 205.481.9993
Fax: 205.481.9959
Contact person: Fred Wallace, O.D., Executive Director
Email: fred.wallace@optometry.alabama.gov
Website: optometry.alabama.gov

Alaska Board of Examiners in Optometry

P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806
Phone: 907.465.2691
Fax: 907.465.2974
Contact person: Joseph Bonnell, Records and Licensing Supervisor
E-mail: BoardOfOptometry@Alaska.Gov
Website: commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofOptometry.aspx

Arizona State Board of Optometry

1740 West Adams
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: 602.542.8155
Fax: 602.883.7253
Contact: optometry.az.gov/contact-us
Website: optometry.az.gov

Arkansas State Board of Optometry

404 West Vine Avenue
Searcy, Arkansas 72143-4133
Phone: 501.268.4351
Fax: 501.268.5361
Contact person: Howard F. Flippin, O.D., Executive Director
Email: aroptometry@sbcglobal.net
Website: aroptometry.org

California Board of Optometry

2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 105
Sacramento, California 95834
Phone: 916.575.7170
Fax: 916.575.7292
Consumer toll-free: 866.585.2666
Contact person: None listed
Email: optometry@dca.ca.gov
Website: optometry.ca.gov

Colorado State Board of Optometry

1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: 303.894.7800
Fax: 303.894.7764
Contact person: None listed
Email: dora_optometryboard@state.co.us
Website: colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Optometry

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Optometrists

410 Capitol Avenue, MS #13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, Connecticut 06134-0308
Phone: 860.509.7603
Fax: 860.509.8457
Contact person: None listed
Email: oplc.dph@ct.gov
Website: portal.ct.gov/DPH/Public-Health-Hearing-Office/Board-of-Examiners-for-Optometrists/Board-of-Examiners-for-Optometrists

Delaware Board of Examiners in Optometry

Cannon Building
861 Silver Lake Blvd., Suite 203
Dover, Delaware 19904
Phone: 302.744.4500
Fax: 302.739.2711
Contact person: None listed
Email: customerservice.dpr@delaware.gov
Website: dpr.delaware.gov/boards/optometry

District of Columbia Board of Optometry

899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: 877.672.2174
Fax: 202.727.8471
Contact person: None listed
Email: doh@dc.gov
Website: dchealth.dc.gov/service/optometry-licensing

Florida State Board of Optometry

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-07
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3257
Phone: 850.245.4355
Fax: 850.922.8876
Contact: floridasoptometry.gov/contact/
Website: floridasoptometry.gov

Georgia State Board of Optometry

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
Phone: 844.753.7825
Fax: 866.888.7127
Contact person: None listed
Email: sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/email.asp
Website: sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/37

Hawaii Board of Examiners in Optometry

DCCA-PVL
Att: OPT
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, Hawaii 96801
Phone: 808.586.2708
Contact person: Christopher Fernandez, Executive Officer
Email: optometry@dcca.hawaii.gov
Website: cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/optometry

Idaho Board of Optometry

700 West State Street
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83702-0063
Phone: 208.334.3233
Fax: 208.334.3945
Contact person: None listed
Email: opt@ibol.idaho.gov
Website: dopl.idaho.gov/DOPLPortal/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=OPT

Illinois Optometric Licensing and Disciplinary Board

320 West Washington Street, Third Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62786
Phone: 888.473.4858
Contact person: None listed
Email: idfpr.com/profs/Email/prfGrp10.asp
Website: idfpr.com/profs/Optometry.asp

Indiana Optometry Board

402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 317.234.8800
Fax: 317.233.4236
Contact person: Rae Harman, Board Director
Email: pla14@pla.in.gov
Website: in.gov/pla/opt.htm

Iowa Board of Optometry

Lucas Office Building, Fifth Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone: 515.281.0254
Fax: 515.281.3121
Contact person: None listed
Email: idph.iowa.gov/Contact-Us/Email/Subject/17
Website: idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Optometry

Kansas State Board of Examiners in Optometry

3109 W 6th Street, Suite B
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
Phone: 785.832.9986
Fax: 785.856.2323
Contact person: None listed
Email: kssbeo@ks.gov
Website: kssbeo.ks.gov

Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners

2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A240
Lexington, Kentucky 40504-3333
Phone: 859.246.2744
Fax: 859.246.2746
Contact: optometry.ky.gov/Pages/contact.aspx
Website: optometry.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Louisiana State Board of Optometry Examiners

P.O. Box 555
Oakdale, Louisiana 71463
Phone: 318.335.2989
Fax: 318.335.4090
Contact person: None listed
Email: lsboe@yahoo.com
Website: laoptometryboard.com

Maine State Board of Optometry

113 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0035
Phone: 207.624.8691
Fax: 207.624.8692
Contact person: Tina Carpentier, Board Secretary
Email: tina.carpentier@maine.gov
Website: maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/optometry/index.html

Maryland Board of Examiners in Optometry

Metro Executive Building
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299
Phone: 410.764.4710
Fax: 410.358.2906
Contact person: None listed
Email: mdh.optometry@maryland.gov
Website: health.maryland.gov/optometry

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Optometry

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100
Phone: 617.701.8712
Fax: 617.727.9932
Contact person: None listed
Email: optometry@mass.gov
Website: mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-in-optometry

Michigan Board of Optometry

P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Phone: 517.373.8068
Fax: 517.241.2389
Contact person: None listed
Email: BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
Website: michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72603_27529_27546---,00.html

Minnesota Board of Optometry

2829 University Avenue SE, #403
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414-3250
Phone: 651.201.2762
Fax: 651.201.2763
Contact person: None listed
Email: optometry.board@state.mn.us
Website: mn.gov/boards/optometry

Mississippi State Board of Optometry

P.O. Box 12370
Jackson, Mississippi 39236-2370
Phone: 601.919.1343
Fax: 601.919.1432
Contact: msbo.ms.gov/contact-us/
Website: msbo.ms.gov

Missouri State Board of Optometry

3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-1335
Phone: 573.751.0814
Fax: 573.751.8216
Contact person: None listed
Email: optometry@pr.mo.gov
Website: pr.mo.gov/optometrists.asp

Montana Board of Optometry

301 South Park, Fourth Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, Montana 59620-0513
Phone: 406.841.2375
Fax: 406.841.2305
Contact person: Sharon Peterson, Executive Officer
Email: dlibsdopt@state.mt.us
Website: optometry.mt.gov

Nebraska Board of Examiners in Optometry

Licensure Unit
State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Phone: 402.471.2118
Fax: 402.742.8355
Contact person: None listed
Email: DHHS.MedicalOffice@nebraska.gov
Website: dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Optometry.aspx

Nevada State Board of Optometry

P.O. Box 1824
Carson, Nevada 89702
Phone: 775.883.8367
Fax: 775.305.0105
Email: nvoptometry.org/contact-us
Website: nvoptometry.org

New Hampshire Board of Registration in Optometry

7 Eagle Square
Concord, New Hampshire 03301-2412
Phone: 603.271.2152
Fax: 603.271.6702
Contact person: Sharon Canney
Email: Sharon.Canney@oplc.nh.gov
Website: oplc.nh.gov/optometry/index.htm

New Jersey State Board of Optometrists

P.O. Box 45012
Newark, New Jersey 07101
Phone: 973.504.6440
Fax: 973.273.8069
Email: askconsumeraffairs@dca.lps.state.nj.us
Website: njconsumeraffairs.gov/opt

New Mexico Board of Optometry

Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santé Fe, New Mexico 87505
Mailing Address
PO Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: 505.476.4622
Fax: 505.476.4665
Email: OptometryBd@state.nm.us
Website: rld.state.nm.us/boards/Optometry.aspx

New York State Board of Optometry

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Optometry Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518.474.3817 ext. 250
Fax: 518.402.5354
Contact: eservices.nysed.gov/professions/contact-us/#/
Website: op.nysed.gov/prof/optom/

North Carolina Board of Optometry

109 North Graham Street
Wallace, North Carolina 28466
Mailing Address
PO Box 69 Wallace, NC 28466
Phone: 910.285.3160
Fax: 910.285.4546
Contact: ncoptometry.org/contact-us
Email: info@ncoptometry.org
Website: ncoptometry.org

North Dakota State Board of Optometry

586 Park Street
Dickinson, North Dakota 58601
Phone: 701.690.7937
Fax: 701.483.9501
Email: ndoptometryboard@gmail.com
Website: ndsbopt.org

Ohio Vision Professionals Board

77 South High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Phone: 614.466.9709
Fax: 614.995.5392
Email: Board@vision.ohio.gov
Website: vision.ohio.gov

Oklahoma State Board of Examiners in Optometry

2008 S. Post Road, Suite 200
Midwest City, Oklahoma 73130
Phone: 405.733.7836
Fax: 405.741.3060
Email: optboard@optometry.ok.gov
Website: optometry.state.ok.us

Oregon Board of Optometry

1500 Liberty Street SE, Suite 210
Salem, Oregon 97309
Phone: 503.399.0662
Fax: 503.399.0705
Email: Optometry.board@oregon.gov
Website: oregon.gov/obo/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania State Board of Optometry

One Penn Center
2601 N. Third Street
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2649
Phone: 717.783.7155
Fax: 717.787.7769
Email: ST-OPTOMETRY@PA.GOV
Website: dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/Optometry/Pages/default.aspx

Rhode Island Board of Examiners for Optometry

Department of Health
Three Capitol Hill
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Phone: 401.222.7883
Fax: 401.222.1272
Contact person: Mike Martineau, Board Administrator
Email: jmichel.martineau@health.ri.gov
Website: health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=235

South Carolina Board of Examiners in Optometry

Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Phone: 803.896.4679
Fax: 803.896.4719
Contact person: Meredith Buttler, Administrator
Email: Meredith.Buttler@llr.sc.gov
Website: llr.sc.gov/opto

South Dakota Board of Examiners in Optometry

P.O. Box 6
Langford, South Dakota 57454
Phone: 605.279.2244
Fax: 605.493.6579
Email: sdoptboard@goldenwest.net
Website: doh.sd.gov/boards/optometry

Tennessee State Board of Optometry

665 Mainstream Drive, Second Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
Phone: 615.532.5090 or 800.778.4123
Fax: Not listed
Email: Unit3HRB.Health@tn.gov
Website: tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/opt-board.html

Texas Optometry Board

333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 2-420
Austin, Texas 78701-3942
Phone: 512.305.8500
Fax: 512.305.8501
Contact person: Chris Kloeris, Executive Director
Email: Chris.Kloeris@tob.texas.gov
Website: tob.state.tx.us

Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing Optometry

P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-6741
Phone: 801.530.6628
Fax: 801.530.6511
Contact person: Larry Marx, Bureau Manager
Email: lmarx@utah.gov
Website: dopl.utah.gov/od/index.html

Vermont Board of Optometry

Office of Professional Regulation
89 Main Street, Third Floor
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3402
Phone: 802.828.1505
Fax: Not listed
Email: sos.renewalclerk@vermont.gov
Website: sos.vermont.gov/optometry

Virginia Board of Optometry

Perimeter Center
9960 Maryland Dr. Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: 804.597.4132
Fax: 804.527.4471
Email: optbd@dhp.virginia.gov
Website: dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Optometry

Washington State Board of Optometry

Town Center 2
111 Israel Road SE
Olympia, Washington 98504
Phone: 360.236.4947
Contact person: Loralei Walker
Email: loralei.walker@doh.wa.gov
Website: doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/Optometrist

West Virginia Board of Optometry

179 Summers Street, Suite 231
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Phone: 304.558.5901
Fax: 304.558.5908
Contact: wvbo.org/contact-us
Email: wvbdopt@frontier.com
Website: wvbo.org

Wisconsin Optometry Examining Board

Optometry Examining Board
DSPS
P.O. Box 8366
Madison, WI 53708-8366
Phone: 608.266.2112
Fax: Not listed
Email: dsps@wi.gov
Website: dsps.wi.gov/Pages/BoardsCouncils/Optometry/Default.aspx

Wyoming Board of Examiners in Optometry

2001 Capitol Avenue, Room 103
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Phone: 307.777.6529
Fax: 307.777.3508
Contact person: Michelle Flynn
Email: emily.cronbaugh@wyo.gov
Website: optometry.wyo.gov

Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry

200 South College Street, Suite 2030
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Phone: 704.970.2710
Fax: 888.703.4848
Email: arbo@arbo.org
Website: arbo.org

National Board of Examiners in Optometry

200 South College Street, #2010
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Phone: 800.969.3926
Fax: 704.332.9568
Email: nbeo@optometry.org
Website: optometry.org/

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