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Our response to COVID-19, What you need to Know…

 In response to COVID-19 social distancing precautions, DHP’s public reception area is closed to walk-in services. Read More

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.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

VDH has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available.  


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Fraudulent Communications

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


Upcoming Events

Fri, Oct 16, 2020 10:30 AM
Board Meeting
Board Room 4

Fri, Oct 16, 2020 10:35 AM
Public hearing
Board Room 4

Fri, Oct 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Formal Hearing
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
Fred Goldberg, O.D., President