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KSSBEO COVID-19 Guidelines REVISED 04282020

Due to COVID-19, the Kansas Board of Optometry will be following COPE’s new guidelines for Interactive Distance Learning in place of live CE.   For a CE course to qualify as live under the new guidelines, it must have intermediate interaction with the instructor (webinar, video conference, teleconference).

The activity can only be presented one time and once it has taken place, you will no longer have access to it. 

The Board will accept COPE's Interactive Distance Learning CE in place of live CE until 06/30/2022.  

REMINDER:  The maximum of non-live online CE per year is still 8 hours.  


The Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry shall administer and enforce the provisions of Kansas Optometry Law so that the highest quality of eye care is provided to the citizens of Kansas.


The Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry shall act in accordance with the highest standards of ethics, accountability, efficiency, and openness.  We believe that by the vigorous enforcement of the law, we protect the public and ensure that the highest quality of comprehensive eye care is available to the citizens of Kansas and that it is delivered by qualified optometric practitioners.

Upcoming Meetings

  • June 21, 2022 Video Conference

    8:00 pm

    AGENDA FOR JUNE 21, 2022
    Revised 06/21/2022

    Members of the public wishing to attend need to contact the Board office at 785-832-9986 or kssbeo@ks.gov 


  • July 22-23, 2022 Board Meeting / Annual Exam

    July 22, 2022
    Board Meeting8:30 A.M. Committee Room 582-N
    Written Exam
    8:00 A.M. Senate Chambers
    Kansas Statehouse, 300 SW 10th Ave
    Topeka, KS

    July 23 2021
    Practical Exam:

Announcements & News

  • New Board Members

    Governor Kelly  has appointed two new board members to the Board of Examiners in Optometry for a three year term: 

    Lora Durst, OD who succeeds Craig Newland, OD
    Dawn Bircher, OD who succeeds Ron Hansen, OD 
    Carisa De Anda, PharmD who succeeds Mr Gary Slimmer
  • KSSBEO Launches Public Service Awareness Campaign

    The Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry has developed a public service awareness campaign regarding contact lens safety.

    The Board developed the poster below targeted at teens and young adults. It was designed to educate the reader regarding the dangers associated with contact lenses not evaluated by a licensed eye care provider, particularly "cosmetic" or "theatrical" contact lenses obtained through illegal means. This poster has been sent to Kansas middle and high schools throughout the state.

     Optometry Contacts-Danger-Poster-Sept2017

  • 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.