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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.


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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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Scam Alert

The Department of Health Professions (DHP) has been made aware that some licensees have received fraudulent communications from individuals claiming to be from one of our licensing boards or another agency


Upcoming Events

Fri, Jul 14, 2023 9:00 AM
Board Meeting
Board Room 2

Fri, Nov 3, 2023 9:00 AM
Board Meeting
Board Room 2

Fri, Dec 8, 2023 9:00 AM
Board of Optometry Informal Conferences
Training Room 2

More information on the Calendar Page.

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Virginia Board of Optometry | Contact the Board
Leslie L. Knachel, Executive Director
Lisa Wallace-Davis, O.D., President