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Public Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulations

The Kansas State Board of Examiners in Optometry will conduct a public hearing on Friday, July 12, 2024, at 8:30 a.m., in the Kansas State Capitol, Committee Room 582-N, 310 SW 10th St., Topeka, KS 66612, to consider the adoption of the proposed regulations K.A.R. 65-5-6 and 65-5-15 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 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.

K.A.R. 65-5-6 – Continuing education. K.A.R. 65-5-6 is an amended permanent regulation that updates continuing education requirements.  

K.A.R. 65-5-15 – Reciprocal licenses; active practice requirements.  K.A.R. 65-5-15 is a permanent regulation that defines active practice requirements for reciprocal applicants.

KAR 65-5-6 Continuing Education 
KAR 65-5-6 Economic Impact Statement

KAR 65-5-15 Active Practice Requirements
KAR 65-5-15 Economic Impact Statement

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KSSBEO Source Control Guidance 04-17-2023

The Board will no longer accept COPE's Interactive Online or Synchronous Virtual CE as live CE effective July 22, 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

  • May 13, 2024 Video Conference

    8:00 pm

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

    May 13, 2024 KSSBEO Agenda

  • July 12-13, 2024 Board Meeting / Annual Exam

    July 12, 2024
    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 13, 2024
    Practical Exam:
    Michael Atteberry, OD
    2144 SW 36th St
    Topeka, KS  

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: 

    Seth Katz who succeeds Carisa De Anda

    Gary Beaver, OD who succeeds Gerard Lozada, OD

    Philip Walters, OD who succeeds Lora Durst, OD

    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.