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Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulation

The Kansas State Board of Examiners in Optometry will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., via Microsoft Teams, to consider the adoption of the proposed regulation K.A.R. 65-4-3 of the Kansas State Board of Examiners in Optometry on a permanent basis.

All interested parties may submit written comments prior to the hearing by mailing them to the Kansas Board of Examiners in Optometry, 3109 W 6th St, Suite A, Lawrence, KS  66049 or by email to kssbeo@ks.gov.  All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views orally regarding the adoption of the proposed regulations during the public hearing.  In order to provide all parties an opportunity to present their views, it may be necessary to ask that each participant limit any oral presentation to an appropriate time frame.

All interested parties may participate at the Microsoft Teams meeting by emailing kssbeo@ks.gov and the link will be emailed.

KAR 65-4-3 Fees
KAR 64-4-3 Economic Impact Statement

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KSSBEO Mask Advisory to Licensees 09/21/2021
KSSBEO Updated Covid19 Guidelines 05202021
KSSBEO COVID-19 Guidelines REVISED 04282020

The Board will no longer accept COPE's Interactive Online CE as live CE effective July 22, 2022.  

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

Mission

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.

Philosophy

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

  • Public Hearing on Proposed Regulations

    February 22, 2023
    7:00 pm
    Microsoft Teams

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

      

  • April 17, 2023 Board Meeting

    1:00 pm
    Location TBD

Announcements & News

  • New Board Members

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

    Sheena Nagaraja, OD who succeeds Rebecca Sparks, OD
  • 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.