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Who We Are

The Virginia Board of Optometry consists of a 6-member Board as well as administrative, licensing, discipline, and support staff.


What We Do

We regulate TPA-Certified Optometrists and Professional Designation.


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Apply for a License

Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.

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Laws and Regulations

Review laws and regulations that apply to the Board.

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Health Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online.

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Practitioner Information

Lookup a license, review case decisions or attend a Board meeting.

File a Complaint

The Department of Health Professions investigates complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.

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Guidance Documents

Documents that provide guidance to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.

Featured News

Fraudulent Communications

The Board has received information that fraudulent communications are being sent to licensees.


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Emergency Regulations for Opioid Prescribing

In response to the escalating opioid crisis in Virginia, the Board of Optometry promulgated emergency regulations.


Upcoming Events

Fri, Feb 7, 2020 9:00 AM
Regular Board
Board Room 3

Fri, Feb 7, 2020 11:30 AM
Informal Conference Hearing
Board Room 3

Fri, Jul 17, 2020 9:00 AM
Regular Board
Board Room 4

More information on the Calendar Page.

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Virginia Board of Optometry | Contact the Board
Leslie L. Knachel, Executive Director
Helene Clayton-Jeter, O.D., President