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¿Necesita vacunarse? Enterate como conseguir tu vacuna o llamando al 1-877-829-4682 de 8am a 6pm. Traduccion disponible en tu idioma. Usuarios de TTY pueden marcar al 7-1-1.

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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


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Fraudulent Communications

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


Upcoming Events

Mon, Jun 7, 2021 10:00 AM
Public hearing

Fri, Jul 16, 2021 9:00 AM
Board Meeting - VIRTUAL

Fri, Oct 8, 2021 9:00 AM
Board Meeting - VIRTUAL

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