WELCOME to the Kansas State Board of Examiners in Optometry! Check out this new web site for licensing and other important information related to optometry in Kansas.

Upcoming Meetings

  • January 15, 2016

    January 15, 2016
    8:30 A.M.  Law Offices of Frieden, Unrein & Forbes, LLP
    1414 SW Ashworth Place, Suite 201
    Topeka, KS
  • Board Meeting / Annual Exam

    June 10-11, 2016
    Location:  TBD

Announcements & News

  • Governor Appoints New Board Member

    Governor Brownback has appointed Craig Newland, OD to the Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry.  Dr Newland succeeds Douglas Ayre, OD.
  • New Continuing Education Requirements

    The Board has updated  K.A.R. 65-5-6 Continuing Education:   

    No more than 4 hours of the 24 annually required hours may be obtained through observing ophthalmic surgery. 

    Total practice management hours that can be obtained yearly has been increased to four hours. 

    EVERYONE is required to have 24 hours of CE annually.
  • Registry of Contact Lens Sellers

    The list of mail order contact lens sellers is now on the website for the Board of Healing Arts:   https://www.accesskansas.org/ssrv-ksbhada/search.html and select contact lens distribution license for the profession.

  • Updated Optometry Law

    The 2012 Legislature updated the Optometry statues.  Among the changes:  Practice of optometry is more clearly defined,  one level licensure, 24 hours of CE are now required annually for everyone including new graduates, FBI backgrounds on all new licensure applicants, creation of a litigation fund.  Please review the updated statues here.