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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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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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Renew

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

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Upcoming Events

Fri, May 19, 2023 9:00 AM
Board of Optometry Informal Conferences
Training Room 2

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

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

More information on the Calendar Page.

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